Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hearty Chicken & Noodle Casserole

Hearty Chicken & Noodle Casserole by Campbell's

Double the following if you are going to freeze some:

1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 c milk
1/4 t ground black pepper
1/4 c Parmesan cheese
1 c frozen mixed vegetables
2 c cubed cooked chicken
2 c medium egg noodles, cooked and drained
1/2 c shredded Cheddar cheese

1. Stir the soup, milk, black pepper, Parmesan cheese, vegetables, chicken and noodles in a 1 1/2 qt casserole dish. (Maybe a Crock Pot????). If you have doubled the recipe, be sure to pour into 2 dishes and freeze one.
2. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes or until hot. Stir.
3. Top with Cheddar cheese.

In my opinion: This is a great recipe. It is actually one of my favorites now and I make it often.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Polynesian Burgers

Polynesian Burgers by Lawry's

1 lb ground beef
1/2 c Lawry's Teriyaki Marinade with Pineapple Juice, divided
1 c finely chopped bell pepper
4 pineapple slices
4 hamburger rolls, toasted

1. mix ground beef, 1/4 c of the marinade and bell pepper in medium bowl until well blended. Shape into 4 patties.
2. Broil or grill on medium heat 4-6 minutes per side until burgers are cooked through (internal temp reaches 160). Meanwhile, broil or grill pineapple slices 1-2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Brush burgers and pineapple slices with remaining 1/4 c marinade while cooking.
3. Serve burgers on toasted rolls with pineapple slices.

In my opinion: These were good burgers! We will be having these again.

Dessert idea:
Grilled Hawaiian Donuts:
4-6 honey buns
1 pineapple ring per honey bun
1 T butter per honey bun
brown sugar

Place each honey bun on a sheet of foil big enough to wrap the whole bun.
Place pineapple ring on each bun.
Put 1 T butter in the middle of each ring.
Sprinkle brown sugar on top of each.
Bring sides of foil up and wrap bun carefully.
Grill until butter is melted. Unwrap carefully.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Garlic-Lime Flank Steak

Garlic-Lime Flank Steak (marinate 8 hours) by Weight Watchers 5 points

2 lbs falnk steak, trimmed (we used skirt steak)
1/4 c fresh lime juice
1 T olive oil
4 lg cloves garlic, minced
1 t crushed pepper
1/2 t salt

1. Score a diamond pattern on both sides of steak.
2. Combine steak and next 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Marinate in the fridge 8 hours.
3. Prepare grill.
4. Remove steak from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle evenly with salt. Place on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 4-5 minutes on each side or util desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices.
8 servings

In my opinion:
We made this recipe and served the skirt steak as fajita meat. It was fabulous!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken

Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken by Lawry's

1 c mayonnaise
1 T lemon pepper seasoning
1 T dried basil leaves, crushed
1/4 t salt
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1-1 1/4 lbs)

1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients except chicken. Reserve 1/2 c mayonnaise mixture.
2. Grill or broil chicken, turning once and brushin frequently with remaining mayonnaise mixture, 12 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Serve hot chicken with reserved mayonnaise mixture.

In my opinion: This was great chicken but we didn't use the leftover mayonnaise mixture on the side. It was good enough without it.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Grilled T-Bone

Grilled T-Bone by Weight Watchers 6 points

4 t EVOO
2 t finely chopped fresh rosemary
2 t finely chopped fresh sage
1 1/4 lb T-Bone, trimmed of fat, at least 1-1 1/2" thick
1/2 t salt
freshly ground black pepper

1. Spray the grill rach with nonstick spray; preheat grill.
2. In a small bowl, mix oil, rosemary, and sage. Rub steak with herb mixture; place on the grill rack. Grill 3" from heat, turning once, 6 minutes on each side for rare. Season with s & p as soon as the steak is done. Transfer the steak to a cutting board; let stand about 5 minutes before slicing. 4 servings

In my opinion: This steak was good but I found it tough to chew. It is a recipe I'd try again.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mexican Chicken Soup

Mexican Chicken Soup by What A Crock blog

1/2 to 3/4 lbs chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, and cut into 1" thick cubes
2 lg sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" cubes
2 cans(14.5 oz) diced tomatoes and jalapenos
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 t oregano
1/2 t turmeric (we didn't have)
14 oz chicken broth
12 oz corn, drained

Place everything but corn in slow cooker and give it a good stir. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours. Add corn, stir and serve.

In my opinion: This recipe was okay. It had a unique flavor but we didn't eat the leftovers.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Citrus & Honey Grilled Chicken Breasts

Citrus & Honey Grilled Chicken Breasts by Jay Bush (Bush's beans)

4 boneless chicken breast halves
juice of 1 orange
juice of 1 lime
juice of 1 lemon
3 T honey
2 T olive oil
1/2 t hot sauce
1 T dried oregano

1. Place chicken between sheets of plastic wrap. Gently pound the chicken with your hand or meat mallet, just enough to make the breasts equal in thickness.
2. In a medium bowl combine the juices, honey, olive oil, hot sauce, and oregano, and pour into a re-sealable bag.
3. Add the chicken breasts and turn to coat well. Refrigerate, turning occasionally, for about 2-4 hours. Remove the chicken. Boil the marinade for 10 minutes if you wish to use it as a baste.
4. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, about 350.
5. Grill the chicken, turning oncve, for about 20 minutes or until cooked through.

The chicken is done when a meat thermometer placed in the thickest part of the breast measures 165, and when pierced with a fork, the juices run clear.

In my opinion: This was good chicken. We all liked it and will have it again.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Something New Potatoes

Something New Potatoes from Big John's Cookbook

18 sm red potatoes
1/4 c EVOO
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 T paprika
1 bunch chives, finely chopped

1. Scrub potatoes and cut in half. Pour most of EVOO in a mixing bowl. Toss potatoes in oil to coat.
2. In a separate foil roasting pan pour the remaining olive oil & spread on the bottom of the pan. Place the red potatoes in an even layer in the panm. Sprinkle with garlic, paprika, and salt to taste. Cover with foil.
3. Preheat grill to 350. Place pan on bottom cooking surface and bake 1 hour with grill cover closed. After 1 hour remove foil and sprinkle chives over potatoes. Continue cooking, uncovered, for 15 minutes with grill cover closed.

In my opinion: We followed the directions and the potatoes were burned. We got a few bites that weren't burned and they were fabulous so we will definitely have this again but we will watch the potatoes more closely.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

More recipes to come

I am currently trying to catch up at home and hope to post new recipes soon. I have several great summer recipes to post such as some grilling and frozen pie recipes. Check back in a couple of days!