Ok, so I'm down here in Oklahoma wondering how to best use this time with my Mom. We have a lot of down time, so movie night is every night, I plan on doing 2-a-day workouts, and I plan on COOKING something new each day. So, having been inspired by Hillengrands new "Recipe Box" and the huge outpouring of suggestions on a recent post by Hillenwife... here's my newest contribution to the food lovers out there.
For a very healthy menu:
The Most Amazing Lemon Chicken
Spinach Salad done anew
fresh cut fruit - strawberries are perfect this month
THE MOST AMAZING LEMON CHICKEN:
4 Boneless, skinless, frozen chicken breast
1/3 Cup lemon juice
1/4 Cup EVOO (that's Olive oil, for you non-food-show people)
1 T Dijon mustard
pinch of dried parsley(fresh would be even better)
1/4 tsp fresh cracked pepper
Remove ice glaze from chicken breast by running under warm water for about a minute. Place chicken in a single layer in shallow dish for baking. Combine lemon juice, oil, mustard, garlic salt, and pepper in a small bowl and whisk. (make 2 batches of this marinade, you'll see why below) Pour over chicken and bake uncovered for 40 minutes at 375*. This would also be wonderful to grill, just marinate the chicken in the sauce and reserve a little for basting... YUM!
SPINACH SALAD DONE ANEW:
Fresh washed spinach leaves
You can throw in some other greens that you may have on hand... whatever you like!
grape tomatoes, halved
1 fresh, ripe avacado, peeled and cut up
Frest toasted croutons (Thanks to Aunt Delorus for the homemade loaf of bread!!)
DRESSING, oh this dressing...
It's basically the SAME thing as the marinade for the chicken, but you gotta add something to sweeten it: 1 T sugar or honey or something. Next time I'll try STEVIA.
Add some Brown rice because you'll want all the juice from the chicken to smother it!
Fresh Strawberries in season.
That was for yesterday's Sunday dinner. I gotta go figure something out for lunch now...