Monday, June 30, 2014

Meal Planning -- July 2014


  1. Grilled chicken and Healthy Pasta Salad Caprese
  2. Taco Pasta Casserole and green salad
  3. Grilled pork chops with roasted parsnips and carrots
  4. Fourth of July BBQ!!!
  5. Beef & Bean Oven Tacos and green salad
  6. Parmesan Chicken Bake and butternut squash
  7. Baked Turkey & Jack Cheese Chimichangas with sautéed onions & bell peppers
  8. Grilled chicken and Summer Pasta Salad with Baby Greens
  9. Ham and Gruyère Crêpes with fresh fruit
  10. Leftovers
  11. DATE NIGHT
  12. Asian Peanut Noodles with Chicken and Easy Garlic Snap Peas
  13. Easy Pesto Tortellini Salad
  14. Grilled chicken sausage, grilled asparagus and Crusty Bread
  15. Stuffed Bell Peppers and leftover crusty bread
  16. Grilled Chinese Chicken Kabobs, pot-stickers and Sesame Garlic Green Beans
  17. Chicken Stuffed Poblano Chiles over rice
  18. German Cabbage Buns and green beans
  19. Barbequed Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries and green salad
  20. Take-out
  21. Caprese Chicken with spinach salad and French bread
  22. Beef & Spinach Lo Mein
  23. Mexican Chicken over rice with salad
  24. Smoked Sausage Hobo Packets with dinner rolls
  25. Fresh Quinoa Salad with chicken and rolls
  26. Chicken Enchiladas and green salad
  27. Baked Potatoes with turkey chili and roasted squash
  28. Hamburger Oriental Casserole and applesauce
  29. Leftovers
  30. Cream Cheese Chicken Bacon Wrap, salad and bread
  31. Healthy Chicken Quesadillas with added veggies

Monday, June 16, 2014

Cream Cheese Chicken Bacon Wrap

We eat a lot of chicken breasts in our house {thank you Zaycon Foods!}, so we love finding new ways to cook them up! This recipe is A+ in our house -- both in taste and ease of preparation. Hope you will enjoy it too!


Ingredients:
  • 2 large {or 4 small} chicken breasts
  • 8 strips of bacon
  • 1 8-oz container of fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 4-oz can of green chiles
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Place a piece of a plastic wrap on top of each piece of chicken and use a meat tenderizer to flatten. If you have two large breasts, cut each in half before tenderizing.
  3. Place 1/4 of the cream cheese and 1 ounce of green chiles in center of each piece of chicken and roll with cream cheese mixture on the inside and 2 slices of bacon on the outside.
  4. Place chicken breasts -- seem side up -- in the baking dish and bake covered {I used aluminum foil} for 45 minutes.
  5. Uncover and bake for an additional 5 minutes to brown the bacon.
Serves 4.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Meal Planning - June 2014

 

  1. Skinny Chicken Fajitas with Guacamole
  2. Grilled Pizza with Mango Ginger Habanero sauce, sautéed onions & bell peppers and fresh mozzarella 
  3. Grilled Chicken Sausage (We like Sabatino's Smoked Mozzarella Chicken Sausage from Costco!)with Simple Roasted Brussells Sprouts
  4. Fresh Quinoa Salad with chicken
  5. Leftovers
  6. Family Night @ Home! Nasty Nachos and green salad with Crescent Sopapillas for dessert
  7. DATE NIGHT ♥
  8. California Chicken Burgers, Grilled Tator Tots and Grilled Asparagus
  9. Simple Ground Beef Enchiladas and green salad
  10. Grilled chicken salad
  11. Baked Ziti, green beans and Garlic Knots
  12. Healthy Chicken Quesadillas with added veggies
  13. Meatloaf and butternut squash {recipe to come}
  14. Take out!
  15. Ranch Turkey Burgers, green salad and Sweet Potato Fries
  16. Father's Day! Treat dad to Grilled Steaks, Party Potatoes and Grilled Veggies {recipe to come!}. Polish it off with Homemade Ice Cream
  17. Grilled chicken, teriyaki grilled veggies and Wine and Rosemary Quinoa
  18. Mexican Chicken over rice with Sautéed Bell Peppers
  19. Leftovers
  20. Breakfast for Dinner!
  21. Bacon Avocado Grilled Cheese and green salad
  22. Grilled hot dogs, sliced watermelon and Loaded Baked Potato Salad
  23. Saucy Asian Meatballs, Jasmine Rice and vegetable pot stickers
  24. Spaghetti with meat sauce, Caesar salad and garlic bread {recipe to come}
  25. Stuffed Bell Peppers and Homemade Naan
  26. Leftovers
  27. Grilled chicken & veggie skewers {recipe to come} and Caramelized Green Beans
  28. Beef & Bean Oven Tacos and green salad
  29. Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadillas and corn-on-the-cob
  30. Sloppy Joes and green salad

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Meal Planning - April 2014


  1. Better-Than-Takeout Chicken Fried Rice with pot-stickers 
  2. Grilled chicken with rice and teriyaki grilled veggies
  3. Baked Potatoes with turkey chili and roasted squash
  4. Chicken Pesto Pizza with green salad
  5. Chicken Salad sandwiches and green salad
  6. Meatloaf muffins (recipe to come) with seasonal veggies
  7. Mexican Chicken with simple roasted Brussels sprouts
  8. Leftovers
  9. Rosemary Chicken and Potatoes with green beans
  10. Stromboli with green salad
  11. Chicken and Asparagus Penne with French bread
  12. Nasty Nachos with green salad
  13. Grilled Chicken Sausage with grilled veggies
  14. Skillet Tuna Noodle Casserole with green salad
  15. Spaghetti with meat sauce, green salad and garlic bread
  16. Leftovers
  17. Grilled pork chops with roasted parsnips and carrots
  18. Chicken Stuffed Poblano Chiles over rice
  19. Parmesan and Sage-Crusted Pork Chops with simple roasted Brussels sprouts
  20. Easter Baked Ham with Maple Glaze, mashed potatoes, 
  21. Tangy BBQ Chicken with roasted butternut squash
  22. Pork chops and roasted balsamic sweet potatoes
  23. Breakfast for dinner
  24. Smoked Sausage Hobo Packets with dinner rolls
  25. Chicken Fajita Burritos with chips & guacamole
  26. DATE NIGHT♥
  27. Grilled Chicken Sausage and teriyaki grilled veggies
  28. Bacon-wrapped chicken with rice and asparagus 
  29. Leftovers
  30. Pesto Orecchiette With Chicken Sausage

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Meal Planning - March 2014


  1. Tomato Basil Soup and grilled cheese sandwiches
  2. Baked Ziti, green salad and garlic bread
  3. Crockpot Green Chili Chicken {recipe to come} with tortillas and sautéed carrots
  4. Grilled chicken with rice and fresh green beans
  5. Simple Ground Beef Enchiladas and sautéed bell peppers
  6. Leftovers
  7. Take-out
  8. Loaded Baked Potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts
  9. Pita Pizza and green salad
  10. Ham, scalloped potatoes and fresh green beans
  11. Pork Chops Yum-Yum, roasted veggies {recipe to come} and crescent rolls
  12. Spaghetti with meat sauce and green salad
  13. Beef &Spinach Lo Mein
  14. Date Night!
  15. Leftovers
  16. Taco Pasta Casserole and fresh green beans
  17. UPDATED! Corned beef and cabbage with carrots
  18. Chicken Alfredo Fettuccine and  roasted Brussels sprouts
  19. California Chicken Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries
  20. Taco salad
  21. Barbecue Beef Brisket, mashed potatoes and roasted veggies
  22. Date Night!
  23. Fresh Quinoa Salad with chicken and rolls
  24. Chicken Tortilla Soup
  25. Leftovers
  26. Breakfast for dinner
  27. Grilled chicken and sautéed carrots & zucchini
  28. Spaghetti with meat sauce, green salad and garlic bread
  29. Take-out
  30. Parmesan Chicken Bake and butternut squash
  31. Cheese Tortellini & Sausage Soup and artichokes

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cabbage Buns




Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup instant rice, uncooked
  • 1 small head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 package hot roll mix
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Sauté onion in large skillet. Add ground beef, salt and pepper, and brown. 
  3. Add cream of mushroom soup and rice, stir well.
  4. Stir in cabbage and cook until soft.
  5. Make roll dough according to directions on box. Pinch the dough into balls (about the size of golf balls) and roll out into nice squares, one at a time.  
  6. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of hamburger mixture and place in the center of the square of dough.  Bring the corners up to the middle of the square and pinch the seams together with your fingers.  Turn the square over and place on a greased cookie sheet. Lightly brush melted butter on buns before baking. Continue until you've used up your ingredients.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the rolls are a nice golden brown. Makes 12 buns.

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