Monday, October 18, 2010

Crunchy Mexican Chicken

This is a pretty basic dish, but still full of flavor. You probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen! When I cook chicken it usually ends up chopped or shredded, sometimes its nice to just leave it as is and enjoy!

Crunchy Mexican Chicken

3 Chicken breasts
4T lime juice
4T honey
1.5t chili powder
1/2C crushed tortilla chips
1/4C shredded cheese
1/2C Salsa

-Marinate chicken in lime juice, chili powder and honey for at least 30 minutes.
-Roll in chips and bake at 425F for about 20 minutes
-Remove from oven and spinkle with cheese. Place under broiler until cheese is melted
-Top with your favorite salsa

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Swedish Meatballs

This dish was AMAZING! Seriously, I couldnt stop eating it. I even stole a meatball from my 1 year old.....dont judge me! Serve these meatballs over whole wheat egg noodles and you have an awesome, EASY dinner.

Swedish Meatballs

1lb ground beef
2 slices whole wheat bread-torn into chunks
1/2C 2% milk
1t garlic powder
1/2t onion powder
1/2t ground nutmeg

2T butter
1T flour
1 can beef consomme
1C whole milk
S&P to taste

-Mix all the ingredients for meatballs, roll into balls and place on baking sheet
-Bake at 450F for 15 minutes

- In a saucepan melt butter. Whisk in flour until smooth.
-Add consomme, milk and S&P. Bring to a boil
-Boil 5 minutes, add meatballs, reduce heat and simmer covered for 15 minutes.
-Serve over whole wheat egg noodles

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mixed Up Lasagna!

The original idea of this was to be a lasagna soup, but after multiple changes and tweeking its more of a skillet a pot. Ehh whatever you want to call it, it's good! You get the great taste of lasagna without all the work, seriously, what could be better? I did things the super simple way and used powdered onion and garlic, but if your full of energy (can you pass some my way please??) then fresh would be even better!

Mixed Up Lasagna

1lb ground beef
1t garlic powder
1t onion powder
4C beef broth
1 can diced tomatoes- 14.5oz
1 can tomato sauce
1t Italian seasoning
1 box whole wheat lasagna noodles
1/4C Parmesan cheese

-In a large pot, brown beef (If using fresh chopped onion and minced garlic and while browning beef) Add broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and seasonings.
- Bring to a boil.
-Break lasagna noodles into pieces and add to the pot.
-Cook over med heat 10 minutes, or until pasta is done. Stir in cheese and serve!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Blueberry Oat Scones

I have never had scones before today and these did not disappoint. They are not too sweet and you get a nice bite of blueberry with every bite! This is a nice snack I dont have to feel guilty about giving to my kids...or eating myself! Oh and you should know ahead of time......these are ugly! Mine were anyways, but they taste so good!

Blueberry Oat Scones
Adapted from weelicious

1C AP Flour
1C Whole Wheat Flour
3T sugar
2t baking powder
1/2t salt
1/2C butter (1 stick)- chilled and cubed
3/4C buttermilk
1 egg
1t vanilla extract
1C blueberries

-Preheat oven to 375F
-In a bowl, whisk together the first 5 ingredients until combined
- With your fingers, rub butter into flour/oat mixture until it resembles coarse meal
-Whisk the buttermilk, egg and vanilla in a bowl.
-Pour the buttermilk mixture over the flour mixture and stir until combined.
-Scoop about 2T of the batter onto a baking sheet and bake 20 minutes

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mashed Potato Chicken Potpie

Despite the title, I didnt really think of this as a potpie. To me a potpie has a yummy flakey crust which this is lacking. My husband and I both thought stuffing this between a warm crust would make it even better! Either way, we both enjoyed it. For the veggies I used green beans, corn and carrots. Perfect cold weather comfort food.

Mashed Potato Chicken Potpie
Adapted from BHG

3T olive oil
1/3C flour
1/2t pepper
1/4t salt
14oz chicken broth
3/4C milk
2C veggies- your choice
2.5C cooked chopped chicken- 3 breasts
2.5C mashed potatoes- about 3 medium potatoes
2T parmesan cheese
1/2t minced garlic

-In a large saucepan heat oil. Stir in flour, pepper and salt. Let cook abotu 5 minutes constantly stirring.
-Add broth and milk. Cook over med hear until thick and bubbly.Stir in veggies and cooked chicken. Pour into 9x13 baking dish.
-In a bowl combine potatoes, cheese and garlic. Stir into the chicken mixture.
-Bake at 375F uncovered for 30-40 minutes.