Friday, September 20, 2019

Easy Brussel Sprouts

This is great for dinner or anytime.

1 lb. package brussel sprouts
non stick cooking spray
1/8 c. each: cold water, melted butter
1/8 tsp. each: black pepper, salt

Preheat oven to 350' F.

Spray baking pan with non stick cooking spray.

Rinse brussel sprouts under cold running water, pat brussel sprouts dry with a clean paper towel.

Spread sprouts on baking pan, add cold water to pan. 

Place pan in oven and bake for 30 - 40 min. 

While brussel sprouts are cooking, put butter in a microwave safe bowl. 

Microwave butter for 10 seconds or melted.

Halfway through cooking, take baking pan out of the oven carefully with oven mitts.

Carefully take bowl with butter out of the microwave,  pour butter over the brussel sprouts. Toss brussel sprouts with a clean fork to coat.

Put baking pan back in the oven and cook for 15 - 20 minutes more.

Serves 4.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Out The Door Fast Eggs

This is great for those crazy days when you want a good breakfast but want it quick.

Enjoy!

2 eggs
1/2  - 3/4 c water
1/8 tsp. each: pepper, salt, lemon juice (optional)

Put water in a clean microwave safe bowl.

Crack 1 to 2 eggs in bowl. Add salt, lemon juice.

Place the bowl in microwave, cover bowl with a small plate.

Cook eggs 1  1/2  - 3 min.

Remove  plate and bowl from microwave carefully.

Remove eggs with slotted spoon and transfer onto a clean plate.

Sprinkle pepper over eggs if desired. 

Serves 1.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Recipe To Help Hurricane Dorian Survivors

Prayers, peace for all affected by Hurricane Dorian.

On the left side of the website are links under Pay It Forward.

These are some organizations that are helping with relief. 

Whatever you can do to help will be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you for caring.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Back To School Bento Box Wrap

This week and next millions of students are going back to school.

This is a great idea for lunch or anytime.

You can find Bento boxes at grocery stores, office supply stores, Meijer or Amazon.

I've used lavash wraps, ham, sliced cheddar cheese, mustard for this.

You can use flour tortillas, the cheeses, lunch meats and condiments that you like.

4 slices each: lean ham, cheddar cheese
4 romaine lettuce leaves
4 lavash wraps
1 - 2 tsp. Mustard


Rinse, pat dry romaine lettuce leaves.

Lay lavash on a clean work surface.

Arrange lunch meat, cheese, lettuce on top of the lavash.

Spread a thin layer of mustard on the lavash.

Roll wraps up. 

Put wraps in wax paper.

Place in refrigerator for several hours or overnight to chill. 

Serves 4.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Mediterranean Chicken

This is perfect for summer or anytime.

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
1 lemon cut in half, juiced and zested
1/4 tsp. each: pepper,  salt (optional)
Pinch red pepper flakes
2 - 3 T. oil (olive or canola)
1/2 - 1 tsp. each: basil, parsley, oregano (fresh or dried)
1 clove fresh garlic crushed, chopped

Peal, rinse and chop garlic.

Zest, cut lemon in half.  

Combine chicken, herbs, garlic, lemon zest, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes in shallow dish.

Squeeze some of the lemon juice over both sides of the 
chicken. 

Cover dish in plastic wrap, and put in refrigerator to marinate chicken for several hours or overnight.

Heat grill or grill pan on medium high heat.

Reduce heat to medium to medium low, add oil.

Add chicken and cook on one side for 8 - 11 min. or until done.

Flip chicken over and repeat cooking process on other side 8 - 11 min. more or until done.

Serves 4

Friday, August 16, 2019

Fresh From The Garden Tomato Sandwich

It's the simple things in life that brings joy.

Who doesn't love fresh tomatoes from the garden in the summer.

This is great for lunch, a snack or anytime.

I've used Roma tomatoes but you can use what kind of tomato you like.

I've also used romaine lettuce, but you can use what lettuce you like.

8 slices bread
2  - 3 Roma tomatoes or 1 large slicing tomato
1/4 c. mayo
1/8 - 1/4  tsp. each: salt, pepper
4 romaine lettuce leaves

Rinse lettuce and tomatoes.

Cut tomatoes into slices and place them on a paper towel lined plate.

Sprinkle both sides of the tomatoes with salt and pepper.

Smear some of the mayo on 1 side of 4  slices of the bread.

Layer tomatoes and lettuce on the mayo side of the bread.

Place remaining slices of bread on top of the tomatoes.

Slice sandwich and enjoy.

Serves 4.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

No Brainer Corn

Who doesn't love fresh corn on the cob in the summer.

This is a no-brainer way to cook corn.

I use the stove to cook the corn, but you can cook corn in the microwave.

This recipe is great for summer or anytime.

8 ears of sweet corn
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. salt
water
butter

Remove corn from husks and remove silk off corn if needed.

Rinse corn under cold water.

Combine corn and just enough water to cover corn in a pot.

Place pot on stove and bring water to a boil on high heat.

Add salt to the water and cook corn on high for a few minutes.

Cover pot with a lid, turn off the stove and let corn steam for a few more minutes until done.

To serve:

Remove corn from water carefully with tongs and place on a plate.

Brush corn with softened butter if desired.

Serves 4 - 8.

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