Sunday, December 5, 2010

Return to work delayed by a week....

My very last plan as a stay at home Mommy. And truthfully I have absolutely nothing witty to say. Like nothing. So eat, drink and be merry this week!

- Steak sandwiches on garlic toast with sauteed mushrooms and onions

Tuesday- Lemon Butter Chicken, couscous and salad

Wednesday- Pasta bake and Caesar salad

Thursday - Better than ever beef enchiladas

Friday- homemade chicken fingers, oven fries, veggies and dip

Saturday- Chicken w/feta and sun-dried tomato

Sunday- Sweet and sour chicken, basmati rice and baby bok choy

Lemon Butter Chicken

1 tablespoon butter
1/3 cup Italian salad dressing
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
8 chicken tenderloins
lemon pepper to taste
garlic salt to taste
onion powder to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the butter in a 9x9 inch baking dish, and melt in the oven. Remove from heat, and mix in Italian salad dressing, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce.
Arrange the chicken tenderloins in the baking dish, coating with the melted butter mixture. Season both sides of chicken with lemon pepper, garlic salt, and onion powder. Sprinkle with lemon zest.
Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken juices run clear.

Baked Ravioli


1 jar (16 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (10 oz.) fat-free reduced-sodium beef broth
1/4 cup zesty Italian Dressing
2 pkg. (9 oz. each) refrigerated cheese-filled ravioli
1 cup shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese


Heat oven to 375°F. Combine spaghetti sauce, tomatoes, broth and dressing in 13x9-inch baking dish. Add ravioli; toss to coat. Cover with foil.

Bake 50 min. or until ravioli is tender.

Remove foil; stir. Sprinkle with cheese; let stand 5 min. or until melted.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

*Note: if you like extra sauce, double the sauce ingredients – pour half over the chicken and follow the baking directions in the recipe and pour the other half in a small saucepan. Cook the sauce on the stovetop at a simmer for 8-10 minutes until it reduces and thickens. Serve it on the side of the chicken.

*Serves 4-6

3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil

Cut boneless chicken breasts into chunks. Season with salt and pepper. Dip chicken in cornstarch and then in egg. Fry in a little oil until brown but not cooked through. Place in a single layer in a baking dish. Mix sauce ingredients (below) together and pour over chicken.

¾ cup sugar
4 tablespoons ketchup
½ cup vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt

Bake for one hour at 325 degrees. Turn chicken every 15 minutes so it is evenly coated with the sauce. Serve over rice.

Recipe Source: My Kitchen Cafe


shauna said...

Everything sounds so yummy this week Amber. My mouth is watering at the thought of making these recipes...yum!