Friday, May 22, 2015

Paradise Found Chicken™

This is perfect for summer or anytime. 

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
1/3 - 1/2 c each: pineapple juice, fresh orange juice
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper, fresh diced ginger root
1 - 2 T. each:  low sodium soy sauce, oil, 1 light or dark rum

In a shallow dish combine, chicken, rum, salt, pepper, ginger root, pineapple juice, and orange juice.  

Let marinate in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

Heat grill pan over medium high heat. Lower heat to medium and add oil.

 Add chicken and grill on one side for 8-10 min approx.. Flip chicken over and grill on other side for 8 - 10 min more or until done. 

Serves 4. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Good Shepherds Pie™

This is great for a hearty meal.

1 lb. lean ground beef
1/3 - 1/2 c. each: bread crumbs, shredded cheddar cheese, low sodium beef broth
1 tsp. each: cornstarch, Worcestershire sauce
1/8 - 1/4 tsp. each: salt, pepper
3 c. prepared mashed potatoes
1/2 c. chopped onions
2 c. frozen mixed vegetables
Non stick cooking spray
1 - 2 T oil

Preheat oven to 350’ F

Spray nonstick cooking spray in bottom of a casserole dish.

Take package of frozen vegetables out of freezer. 

Let thaw for a few minutes.

Preheat skillet to medium high heat. Lower heat to medium and add oil.

Add meat, onions, herbs, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce to pan. Cook meat for 6 - 8 min.

Combine cornstarch and broth in measuring cup. Mix until cornstarch is dissolved. Add cornstarch mixture to pan with meat and cook for 5 min more.

Turn off pan and place meat mixture evenly in bottom of casserole dish.

Layer frozen vegetables evenly over meat.

Spread mashed potatoes evenly over vegetables. Be sure to cover vegetables with the potatoes.

Sprinkle bread and cheese evenly over top of potatoes. 

Place casserole dish in oven and cook for 1 hr. approx. or until done. 

Serves 6.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Blackberry Margaritas™

This is perfect for Cinco De Mayo or anytime.

1  1/2  - 2 c margarita mix 1 c each:  ice, fresh or frozen blackberries 
4 - 6 oz. tequila (optional)
1 oz triple sec
1 - 2 tsp. regular or dietetic sugar (optional)
1 lime cut into wedges

Salt for rim of glass (optional)

Garnish glasses with lime wedges.

Wet a napkin slightly, rub around rim of glasses to wet. Put salt on small dish. 

Put mouth of glasses face down on plate to coat rim of glasses with salt, set glasses aside.

Rinse fresh blackberries, if needed.

Combine ingredients in blender. Blend for 20 - 30 sec. or until blended. 

Pour into garnished glasses.

Serves 4.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Recipe To Help Nepal

Once again, we are all reminded that life can be fleeting and when disasters strike, it affects us all.

Prayers, thoughts for the residents of Nepal as they continue to deal with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. The earthquake has killed thousands since Saturday.

On the left side of this website are links to organizations under the heading of Recipe To Pay It Forward. These organizations are helping in the relief efforts. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for making a difference.