Tuesday, October 6, 2015

guacamole stuffed chicken breasts

Introducing my new favorite thing to eat- guacamole stuffed chicken breasts!  I took a picture before baking know that afterwards I wouldn't want to prolong eating them and I was right.  I served them with a salad and green beans.  I could eat this meal all over again.  Right now.

guacamole stuffed chicken breasts (adapted from the wholesome dish
3 giant boneless, skinless chicken breasts, filleted
1 container guacamole
2 large eggs
1 cup plain panko breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Use a mallet to pound each chicken breast thin and flat.  Set aside.
Divide the guacamole between the chicken pieces and spread it into a thin layer.  Roll up the chicken, starting with the skinniest edge. 
In a shallow bowl, whisk the eggs.
In a separate bowl, add the breadcrumbs and spices.  Stir to combine.
Roll the stuffed chicken in the eggs.  Let the excess egg drip off.  Press and roll the chicken in the breadcrumbs.  Shake off the excess breadcrumbs.  Place the chicken seam-side down in a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Discard the remaining egg and breadcrumbs.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and its coating is golden brown and crispy.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

store bought favorite: key lime cilantro taco skillet sauce

This is another amazing pouch bursting with flavors unique to the other pouches that Frontera sells.  This one was intended for shrimp and fish but I used chicken and it was a huge hit.  I always kick myself for not stocking up and buying more the first time.  Two of my very favorite foods are roasted tomatillos and green chiles so there's no wonder I loved this pouch so much.  Give it a try!

store bought favorite: key lime cilantro taco skillet sauce (by Frontera)
Cook up some shrimp, fish, or in my case chicken then simmer it in the sauce for 10 minutes.  Serve it in warm tortillas with all the fixins and you'll end up with a super healthy, super delicious meal.

Friday, September 4, 2015

mini pancake kabobs

I saw these and they were so cute I had to make them.  Next time I will replace the banana with a slice of peach or strawberry but the banana was all I had on hand this time.  The kids went crazy for them, even my husband. Wait!  I just saw on the blog I heart naptime that they used  Nutella and strawberries- I totally should've used that.  That's what I'm doing next time.

mini pancake kabobs (I heart naptime)
pancake batter (follow directions on package)
peanut butter or nutella
syrup for drizzling

There's not much to tell.  I made some Krusteaz pancake mix and used a teaspoon to drop the batter into the skillet.  I made the little pancakes then alternated pancakes, peanut butter and bananas on a fancy toothpick then drizzled some syrup on top.  Next time I will alternate pancakes, nutella and strawberries!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

easy homemade salsa

Don't not make this recipe simply because I am not a photographer and can't make foods look as delicious as they really are. I was so glad I had seen this recipe and purchased the ingredients because I had forgotten about it until just minutes before the missionaries came to dinner.  It's delicious.  My son asked, "Can you just always make salsa?"  With a recipe like this the answer is yes.

easy homemade salsa (dinners, dishes and desserts)
1 large can whole tomatoes
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon onion powder
1-2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 jalapeno, minced (I used one but I should've used two!)

Put everything into the blender and process until smooth.  That's it!
Store in an air tight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.  I doubt it will last that long in this house!

store bought favorite: thai and true yellow curry paste

Lunch was fantastic today!  My oldest and I chopped up two leftover grilled chicken breasts from the fridge, sliced up some peppers, carrots and green onions.  We mixed up some yellow curry paste with a little soy sauce and garlic and stir fried all of it with a cup of cooked brown rice.  We ate every little bit that was in the pan.  I highly recommend this curry paste.  I like it even better than the green curry paste.  The yellow has a kick to it!  No need to add garlic chili sauce.

store bought favorite: thai and true yellow curry paste (Market of Choice)
Use this paste to create a terrific stir fry!
Around $5-6 at Market of Choice

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

black and blueberry crumble

My friend Deon dropped this by one evening as a thank you for my husband going to scout camp.  We saved it until the morning and when my husband returned the family enjoyed it together.  This crumble was a big hit and the consistency was perfect.  It was like dessert for breakfast.

black and blueberry crumble (my friend Deon)
3 cups fruit
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar, optional

crust and topping
1 1/3 cups brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup oats
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Press crust into pan and bake for 12 minutes at 375 degrees.  Add fruit minus the juice.  Add topping and bake 12-15 minutes.  Should be golden and bubbly. 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

store bought favorite: frontera carne asada marinade with jalapeno and garlic

I'm telling you- these frontera pouches are GREAT!  After the first bite my husband said, "This is good.  This tastes restaurant quality."  We all thought it was fantastic.  I found this pouch at Market of Choice for $2.39.

store bought favorite: frontera carne asada marinade with jalapeno and garlic
I bought 2 pounds of bottom round sliced thin (carne asada style) and marinated it for 30 minutes before throwing it on the grill.  Like I said- fantastic!
all natural, no preservatives, no gluten ingredients used