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Staple Meals
April 16, 2009, 3:09 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Staple dinners at my house include:

Oven Baked chicken (bisquick recipe, or without breading in favor of a nice marinade or seasoning)

steamed spinach with garlic, lemon juice, and salt

Pasta Pomodoro (my homemade sauce)

Enchiladas (with any leftover veggies, a can of black beans, and leftover cheese)

Baked Tilapia with Avocado/Tomato/Cilantro/Garlic/Lemon Juice on top

Veggie Lasagna

Quiche (again, any leftover veggies.) Usually, i make it crustless

Broth-based soups (see the blog for some of my recipes)

What are some of your always-in-the-mood-for fallback dinners?

Chicken and Dumplings
April 13, 2009, 2:37 am
Filed under: chicken, main course

cooking spray
16 oz. chx
1.5 cup celery, chopped
1 cup carrot, chopped
1 cup chopped onion
thyme, parsley, bay leaf,
6 cups fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
bisquick biscuits

heat large saucepan over medium heat. coat with cooking spray, add chicken, brown on all sides. Remove chicken and add all other ingredients except broth. saute until tender. Add broth and bring to a boil. Simmer 30 minutes. Make bisquick biscuits recipe and add mixture to pan, cover and let cook 10ish minutes until dumplings are done.

Heidi’s Beef Marinade
April 13, 2009, 2:30 am
Filed under: beef, main course

1/4 C. soy sauce (reg, not light)
1/4 C. brown sugar
1/4 C. Vinegar
1/4 C pineapple juice
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Marinade for at least 8 hrs. on one side, flip to the other side for 8 hrs.

Use 1 lb. of meat for 2 people (I use an eye of round cut)

We struggled with uneven cooking on the grill, so we cook all our meat on the same skewers and all our veggies on individual skewers, this allows us to get the meat (and onion) cooked all the way without overcooking tomatoes and mushrooms. I remove all of them to a platter for serving. I also serve with wild rice.