1 1/2-2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/2 bottle prepared BBQ sauce
1/2 medium white onion, sliced
* Combine all ingredients in a crock-pot and cook on LOW 5-6 hours.
* Serve on toasted bread.
Hint: I added sliced tomatoes and sliced Colby cheese to my sandwich. We used whole-grain bread, toasted in the oven at 450 degrees F for 4 minutes. The longer the chicken cooks, the thicker the sauce will become. Stir often, and enjoy!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
- 1 lb uncooked ziti
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 (26.5 oz) can prepared spaghetti sauce
- 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1 (8 oz) can sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1 (9 oz) package frozen, chopped spinach - thawed & drained
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 4 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 2 oz mini-pepperoni
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside to cool.
- Brown ground turkey over medium heat until no longer pink - then drain.
- In a large bowl, combine: browned ground turkey, large can spaghetti sauce, 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, chopped spinach, cottage cheese, Italian seasoning, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and pepper. Mix well.
- Fold drained pasta into the turkey mixture.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Prepare 2 baking dishes with cooking spray. (One to bake, one to freeze - if desired.)
- Fill both baking dishes with ziti-turkey mixture.
- Combine water with regular tomato sauce. Pour that combination equally over both pasta dishes.
- Top with remaining shredded mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and mini-pepperoni.
- Bake the casserole at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes - OR - cover and freeze until ready to use.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Not everybody likes them.
In our house only 3 of the 5 people living here, actually
admit to liking them.
I, am in the group that does like them.
I like them very much!
A while back, someone suggested I make my own.
I've seen them made on TV.
I've ordered them from restaurants and bought them
from food service stores...but until tonight -
I had never successfully made them.
But tonight - SUCCESS!!
I even got my husband to try and enjoy my version of fried pickles.
Here's what I did:
thinly sliced pickles, or pickle chips
1/2 cup AP flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 tsp cajun seasoning blend
oil for frying
*ranch dressing for dipping*
- Cut pickles into bite size pieces if not using dill chips. Once pickles are bite size, remove from brine and separate so that each piece can be dredged individually.
- Combine AP flour, cornmeal, and cajun seasoning in a shallow dish.
- Use a fork to dredge each pickle bite in the seasoned flour mix.
- Heat oil to desired temperature, and drop covered pickles into hot oil one at a time - not overcrowding the oil.
- Deep fry the pickle bites 1-2 minutes. Browning will occur in the frying process.
- Remove deep fried pickles from the hot oil, and drain on a paper towel.
- Serve with buttermilk dressing for dipping.