Friday, August 21, 2009

Barbecue Bacon Chicken

Picture by Holly
4 chicken breasts
1 cup favorite BBQ sauce
Cooked bacon- 2 pieces per chicken breast
1 cup shredded Colby cheese
tomato, diced
avocado, sliced
sour cream

Place chicken in a 9x13 inch baking pan and cover with BBQ
sauce. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until chicken is
done. Remove from oven and top each chicken with 2 slices
of bacon and shredded cheese. Return to oven just until cheese
is melted. Serve topped with the tomatoes, avocados, and
sour cream.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fiesta Chicken Taco Salad

I got this recipe from the book, Recipes from the Big Blue Binder, by Marie Rayner(a wonderful chef and friend!) This recipe is a fabulous summer supper salad and also really easy to prepare!

2/3 cup French salad dressing
2/3 cup chunky salsa
1 tbsp. taco seasoning mix

9 cups chopped romaine lettuce
9 oz. grilled chicken, cut into strips
2 cups taco flavored tortilla chips(regular tortilla chips work too-I couldn't find taco flavored and this substitution tasted good too)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
3 oz. sliced ripe olives

1/2 cup sour cream to serve
Taco flavored tortilla chips to garnish

Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl until blended. Set aside.

Mix all the salad ingredients together in a large bowl, tossing well to combine. Pour the dressing over and toss again to make sure all the ingredients are coated.

Divide the salad among 4-6 plates. Top each with a dollop of sour cream and add a few tortilla chips as a garnish. Serve immediately.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Muffins

I saw this recipe(and photo) on My Food Storage Deals last week and it sounds great! The perfect healthy after-school snack for your kiddos or even a great breakfast! Its also a great way to use your food storage.

1 1/2 c. flour (She uses half wheat flour, half white)
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. oil
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. nutmeg
3 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg
3/4 c. applesauce
2 c. smashed bananas (about 2-3 bananas)
1 3/4 cup oats
1 pkg. chocolate chips

Mix egg, sugar, oil, bananas. Add everything else then chocolate chips. Put in muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Quick Peach crisp

1 t0 2 peaches
cinnamon & sugar mixture
1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup granola cereal

Place the sliced peaches in microwave safe bowl, sprinkle
lightly with cinnamon & sugar and microwave for 20 to 30
seconds until warm. Scoop the yogurt into individual serving
dishes, spoon the warmed peaches over and sprinkle
with granola. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Snickers Salad

4 green apples, cut into bite size pieces
1 pkg. "Fun Size" Snickers, cut into bite
size pieces
6 oz. whipped cream
1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix

Just before you plan on serving this salad, mix the apples,
snickers, whipped cream, and vanilla pudding and ENJOY!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (6 to 8 lemons)
5 cups cold water

Stir together sugar and 1/2 cup boiling water
until sugar dissolves. Stir in lemon juice and
5 cups cold water. Garnish with lemons slices.