#1 White Chicken Chili
|White chicken chili|
# 2 Grilled Marinated Chicken (with bacon and cheese)
|Marinated Grilled Chicken|
1/2 cup veri veri teriyaki
1 cup pineapple juice
2 T. honey
2 T. honey mustard
Slice boneless chicken breast in half and marinate in a ziplock bag for 1-2 days. Grill the chicken . When chicken is done, place a slice of precooked bacon and swiss cheese on top the chicken breast. This is also good on a toasted bun.
#3 Salisbury Steak
The secret to this ? Good ground beef! Fresh!
Make your patties. I like them round and flat. I season with salt, pepper and a bit of garlic powder. Slice up some red onion. Place patties and onion in frying pan and cook on medium heat . It will produce lots of great bits and pieces on the bottom of the pan and your kitchen will smell of heaven. Take the meat out of pan and place in a serving dish . Keep them handy as they will be going right back in. Now add 1 cup water to your pan and stir until all that yummy goodness is off the bottom of the pan. Add the dry mix and stir. It will thicken and NEVER lump!! Add patties back in and cover until ready to serve.
I always serve this with homemade mashed potatoes and peas.
We love this easy meal! I buy PUBLIX brand ready made pizza dough. Its 1.50 and made fresh in their bakery. It freezes well too ! Let the dough rest for about 20 minutes to come to room temp. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Add Italian 6 blend shredded cheese . I also add grated parmesan cheese. I make one cheese and one pepperoni . But, go crazy. Sausage and peppers? All veggie?
Roll it and seal the edges. Top with olive oil, grated parmesan cheese and a dried Italian seasoning blend. Cover with foil . Bake for 25 minutes covered and then 20 minutes more uncovered to brown ~! Let stand for 10 minutes before you slice and serve it.
#5 Beef and Vegetable Kabobs
Easy and one of my favorites! Take the Teriyaki sauce that you used for the chicken marinade. Pour it over beef ( or chicken) kabobs. I usually make these kabobs homemade as I like to use a good cut of meat and fresh veggies but the ones you buy already assembled at the grocery store are very good ( and easy). Marinade for 1-2 days in the refrigerator. Grill kabobs for about 10 -15 minutes depending on how well you like them. Put them on a serving plate and cover them with foil for about 8 minutes. I serve them with rice and egg rolls .
#6 Lentil and Beef Soup
My husband loves loves Carabas' Lentil soup. So, I had to find a good match. This is AMAZING! It comes with the beans and seasonings. You add ground italian sausage , ground beef, or ground turkey along with chopped carrots, celery, onions, canned tomatoes and garlic. The recipe? Right on the back!! Its ready in 30 minutes!!
#7 Italian Grilled Chicken
I love this salad dressing/ marinade. I have to admit I use it more for marinades. It is so easy. Ready? Put chicken breast in a ziploc bag . I always cut mine in half so they are nice and thin for grilling. Pour marinade in! That's it. I like to let this marinade 2-3 days. Then, I grill it, basting it with more fresh dressing. This is wonderful with a salad using the same dressing.
Its also good to top with mozzarella cheese and a marinara sauce . ( I love Bertolli's marinara ) and a pasta side dish.
I hope you will incorporate these into your meals for the week! Let me know what you think!!