Thursday, July 23, 2009

Bored of the Same Old Lunch?

I got so sick of eating plain lunchmeat sandwiches for lunch. So I thought of some other ideas.

Chicken Quesadilla
I use Rotisserie chicken from the store
Tostitos Queso Dip
Pepperjack cheese
Cheddar cheese
You can also add:
green onions

This isn't your everyday sandwhich...
Find the recipe here.

Another idea a ham and cheese salad. I use ham lunchmeat (or if I have some left-over ham from dinner sometime) and both mozzarella and cheddar cheese. I LOVE the onion vinagarette salad dressing from Sam's Club on that salad. You could also use chicken (rotisserie again) and ranch. Add carrots and celery and red pepper if you'd like.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Easy Steak Kabobs

1 lb sirloin steaks

1 medium bell pepper (an color)

16 medium mushrooms

1 tsp dried dill weed (or 1 T fresh chopped)

1 Tbl lemon juice

1 Tbl olive oil

1 Tbl honey mustard

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

Preheat grill. Cut beef and pepper into 1-inch pieces. Cut mushrooms in half. On each of eight metal skewers, alternately thread beef, pepper, and mushrooms, leaving 1/4 inch space between each piece. In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Brush on kabobs and grill 15-18 minutes, turning every 3-4 minutes, until beef is cooked to desired doneness. Easy and yummy!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hawaiian Haystacks

I think most people already have some renditition of this recipe. I think we used gravy when I was growing up. But we've been enjoying this recently. The best part is it is really kid friendly. Dylan, who just turned one, LOVES it and eats all of it. I love that I can make one meal now instead of three. (Most of the time, at least)
Hawaiian Haystacks

2 cans cream of chicken soup

1 C chicken broth

2 C chicken, cooked and diced

Rice, cooked (we usually make 2 cups raw, which makes 4 cups, I think)

Any or all of the following:

Grated cheddar cheese

Chinese rice noodles (La Choy brand)

Bell peppers (any color, raw or cooked if you like)


Peas (cooked)

Slivered almonds (toasted)

Chopped pineapple

Mix the soup, broth and chicken together in saucepan and simmer a few minutes. Cook rice and any toppings that need to be cooked. Serve chicken mixture over rice and top with toppings. It's great as leftovers as well.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes

1 egg
1 C buttermilk
*2 T shortening (I don't put this in)
3/4 C flour (or more if you like thicker pancakes) (I use whole wheat flour)
1 T sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Blueberries (as much as you like) or chocolate chips or anything you like.

Mix together and cook on a skillet or whatever. Yeilds 10 small pancakes. These are really easy and really good.