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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

You’ve heard me say this before, “we eat so much chicken that I’m afraid one day we’ll wake up with feathers!”  No seriously, I cook chicken or turkey at least 3 times a week and it’s not that we tire of it, it’s just I have to find new ways to make it differently.  There are times when I am too tired to cook from scratch so I’m always looking for products that makes meal planning easier.

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Betty Crocker, the maker of Hamburger and Tuna Helpers recently introduced Chicken Helpers and we loved it.  After dicing up skinless *Chicken Breasts, I followed the directions on the box to make the Sweet and Sour Chicken.  While the chicken cooked I boiled a pot of Jasmine Rice, dinner was done in less than an hour, tasted better than Chinese Takeout and there were no leftovers!August 2013 093

TIP: grab a few extra bags from the produce department to use as a shaker bag

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Grocery store sales coupled with coupons from the Sunday paper and the Betty Crocker website is incentive enough for me to keep a few boxes of Chicken Helper in the pantry!

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Have a fantabulous day!

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* According to a recent report (see here), it’s more sanitary NOT to wash raw chicken as it spreads more bacteria, just cook it thoroughly.

“Use what you got to make what you want was the inspiration for this mid-week meal.

I usually buy Ground Turkey but this week purchased Perdue Ground Chicken, and using ingredients that I already had on hand I jazzed up an ordinary loaf.

turkey loaf

Ingredients
Ground Turkey/Chicken
Taco Seasoning
Salsa
Egg
Bread Crumbs
Sweet Peppers
Onion

Mixed Ground Chicken, an egg, leftover salsa, Taco Seasoning and bread crumbs to form loaf

turkey loaf unmixed

turkey loaf mixed

Top with slices of onion and peppers (cheddar cheese optional)

Placed in loaf pan and baked for 40 minutes @ 350~

turkey loaf topped

turkey loaf baked

Served with Tortilla Strips and mild pepper rings.

turkey loaf finished

Another easy breezy recipe- leftovers can be used to make a Taco Salad when added to lettuce, tomatoes, Avocado and dressing.

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Hello Friends, I hope you had a good day.  

I didn’t make it into work this morning because of a quick moving, yet severe rainstorm that caused me to turn around and head home.  Fortunately the weather improved and it turned into a wonderful sunny afternoon.

I’m still on the Nutrisystem program and eating their meals but that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped cooking dinner for my men.  Last night’s easy breezy meal contained only 4 ingredients that took 40 minutes to prepare.  

They really liked this dish and there was enough leftover for them to have for lunch today.  If you try this recipe let me know, and if you put your own little twist on it, tell me what you used.

Ingredients:
Dry Pasta
Turkey Sausage
Frozen Broccoli
Salad Dressing

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Boil pasta according to box instructions

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Cut Turkey Sausage into bit size pieces

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Cover sausage with 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup salad dressing

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Cook 10 minutes

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Add broccoli, cover and cook add’l 15 mins or until desired texture

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Add to drained pasta

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Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese if desired

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Enjoy!

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In our house a store bought Rotisserie Chicken is always a two day meal.  The leftover chicken is usually cut up, covered with a cream soup and mushrooms then served over rice.  Today a co-worker gave me a recipe that added a twist and it was an easy, breezy dinner that the family enjoyed.

Ingredients:

Rotisserie Chicken ~ Package of Frozen Broccoli ~ Can of Cream of Mushroom/Chicken soup ~ 3 tablespoons of mayo ~ 3 tablespoons of lemon or lime juice ~ shredded cheese

I didn’t have lemon juice so I used lime

Added 3 tablespoons of mayo to a can of cream of chicken soup

Added 3 tablespoons of lime juice

Mixed thoroughly

Steamed the broccoli according to package then layered in casserole dish

Cut up leftover chicken over top of broccoli

Poured mayo mixture over chicken and broccoli

I grated Pepper Jack cheese because I didn’t have a bag of shredded cheddar cheese

Placed in a pre-heated oven set on 350~ and cooked for 30 mins. Last 5 mins turned oven to broil to give it a crispy top

Served over Jasmine rice

Dinner is served


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