Saturday, January 21, 2012

And The Meals I Chose Are.....

French Dip Sandwiches
Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana
Salmon with Steamed Veggies
Spaghetti Squash with Sauteed Veggies and Grilled Chicken
Thai Pineapple Chicken Curry
Mango Quinoa Salad
White Chicken Enchiladas  (I had only ever made enchiladas with Cream of Chicken soup.  Then Sarah told me you should never eat anything that plops--i.e. "cream of crap" as she calls it--so I walked away from enchiladas (almost all together) with my tail between my legs.   So while this recipe still includes the other cheesy, buttery good stuff--it's still a step up :)

You can find these recipes (or links to the recipes) in the comments here.


So those who suggested these meals will be entered into the drawing for the 3M strips next Saturday, and they will receive double entries into December's drawing for my favorite shelf.    I must say-- ALL the meals sounded wonderful, and I reserve the right to later choose any of the meals not chosen this time.  Also, if you are willing and interested, you may suggest up to three meals a week.  This increases your chances of having a meal chosen, and it increases my repertoire of potential dinners.  Win, win.

Seriously, girls--Thank you SO much for doing this with me.  You really helped to de-stress my week. 

So, again--What's For Dinner? (Explanation given here. )

Also, this coming week I will be posting about things other than food--my New Year's Resolutions, Yo Mama Jokes,  and a litte miracle. So stay tuned!  


Heather said...

Asian Chicken Salad, where it's at!! Glad you tried so many great meals.=)

Audge said...

You know what's for dinner tonight?

Hoagies. No but seriously, I'm really having hoagies tonight.

Put all the goods on those bad boys. Lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, banana peppers, onions, provolone cheese, little bit of vinegar and oil, salt and pepper, and then toast them.

OR, you can make...


Master Grasshopper said...

This is really yummy and pretty fast and easy. I also feel as though I am getting a pretty good share of vegetables. If you are concerned about the fat in the sauce, use skim milk and light margarine or butter. Make this recipe if you want lots of leftovers or cut it in half if you just want a little.

Hope you are doing great!!
Laura (Cardon) Wald

Well-Dressed Chicken (or Pork)
Serves: 8
2 cups broccoli, chopped
3 cups of carrots, sliced
1 ½ lbs. boneless chicken breasts (or pork chops), cut in ¾” cubes
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/3 cup green onion, finely chopped
3 T butter or margarine
3 T flour
3 cups milk
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
24 oz bow tie pasta, cooked
2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
4 large tomatoes, diced
3 T parsley, chopped
Salt and black pepper to taste

Cook broccoli and carrots until tender (I like to boil the broccoli and steam the carrots but that is personally preference). Drain and set aside. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and heat to medium-high heat. Add meat and garlic; cook 5 to 10 minutes until meat is no longer pink. Add green onions and sauté 1 minute. Sauce: melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. In a separate container, blend flour and milk; add to saucepan. Cook and whisk constantly until mixture is smooth and thickened. Stir in 2/3 cup of Parmesan cheese and remove from heat. In a large casserole dish, combine pasta, meat mixture, vegetables and sauce. Top with 2/3 cup of Parmesan cheese, tomatoes, parsley, salt and pepper. Toss and serve.

Rob and Marseille said...

here's my go-to easy/fast dinner:
its especially fast if you have shredded chicken in your freezer, or if you use canned chicken. I usually make breadsticks or biscuits to go w/this.

Topsy said...

made tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches and brocoli tonight.

realized steamed brocoli smells a whole lot like pommies. nast.

let's talk bachelor tomorrow.

Melissa said...

A meal every mom who grew up in the southwest and doesn't have much time should know:

Pretty authentic tacos:
rotisserie chicken (I like costco's)
corn tortillas
chopped sweet onions
chopped cilantro
chopped tomatoes
avocado chunks
little lime wedges (these are the key to the recipe)

pull the chicken off the chicken. heat up the torillas with a little bit of cooking spray in a skillet over pretty high heat. put all the veggies on the tortillas with the chicken. Squirt on the lime juice and give it a sprinkle of salt. MMMMMMM. So delicious.