Stephanie Allen has updated her blog with a new series of tips for some October menu items. Here are a few of them:
Garlic, cayenne and lime, perfect for spicing up chicken. The cheesy rice that came with it was delicious too. I cooked 6 chicken breasts for my husband, our 15 year old son and I, we had 2 chicken breasts left over. I chopped them up and mixed them with the left over rice. In the morning I made 2 delicious wraps for Vern and I to take to work, adding the chicken and rice to some chopped green onions and red bell peppers, I spread it over a whole wheat tort ilia and topped with non fat sour cream and salsa before rolling up into a log and wrapping with foil.
Asian Pork Loin
This was another Dream Dinners for my crock pot. I cooked it from frozen with the sauce and 1 cup of orange juice. 8 – 10 hour on low and it was ready to be shredded with two forks and served with chopped napa cabbage and green onions. We had Asian noodles and sliced cucumbers. The left overs turned into an Asian Soup with sweet and sour sauce.
Salmon and Crab Pinwheels
This is a quick, easy and elegant dinner. I lightened ours up by using 1/2 the Alfredo sauce and adding 1/2 cup white wine and then I kicked it up with 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes. This wasan easy dinner to cook for just Vern and I, pulling only 2 pinwheels out of the bag and spooning 2 big spoon-fulls of sauce it made great dinner for 2. I clipped some fresh sage from my herb garden, snipped it onto the salmon and grated some fresh lemon zest right as it was done cooking. We ate it all!
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On a side note, her blog reminded me that October is Best of the Best month at Dream Dinners. Two of my favorite dishes are on the menu (and in my freezer) – Chicken Mirabella and Canadian Bacon Stuffed French Bread. Note that the Chicken Mirabella doesn’t come with pasta included anymore.