Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Greek Pork Skewers
The inspiration for this dish comes from my pork pocket recipe. I placed my pork strips on skewers, then roasted them in the oven. I then served them on a bed of lemon and herb rice, with a side of warm pita bread, salad and cucumber dressing. It was delicious!!!
Here is the link for the Cucumber Dressing and Caesar pork.
This is so delicious and easy to make. It's addicting so be careful!
Pesto Chicken and Bow Ties
- 3 cups uncooked bow toe pasta
- 1 pound boneless chicken breasts, cubed
- 1 (10.75 oz) can cream of chicken soup
- 1/4 cup pesto sauce (sold on Italian isle near pizza bread and sauces)
- 1/2 cup milk
These are just scrumptious! Juicy pineapple on the inside and flaky layers of crisp buttermilk pancake on the outside, smothered in creamy whipped cream. Perfect for a cool summer night treat. I think they'd also be great dusted in toasted coconut with a cherry on top!
- 1 (20 oz) can pineapple slices, in juice
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 2/3 cup buttermilk pancake mix
- 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
- sweetened whipped cream
- 1 lb boneless single pork roast , thin cut julienne strips
- 1/2 cup Caesar dressing
- 4 pita breads
- 4 tablespoons cucumber dressing
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 large tomato thinly sliced
- 1 cup Greek style yogurt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup, peeled, diced cucumber
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Toss together pork strips and Caesar dressing; place strips in a shallow pan and roast until pork is crisp and lightly browned, about 10-12 minutes. Mix cucumber dressing ingredients together. Cut pita bread in half to form pocket. Fill with pork, cucumber dressing, onions and tomatoes. Enjoy!
Monday, May 7, 2012
Cranberry Duchess Chicken
- 1(8 oz) Kraft Russian dressing
- 1 (16 oz) can of whole cranberry sauce
- 1 envelope Lipton dry onion soup mix
- 4-5 chicken breasts, thawed
Mix dressing, soup mix and cranberry sauce together. Pour over chicken breasts in a dish. (optional - let marinate for 1 hour). Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Or bake in the slow cooker on high for 3 hours.
Serve with salad and garlic bread, or serve over rice and veggies. Enjoy!
In fact this turned out so yummy that I changed everything up and called it Pancake Sausage Bake. The warm and fluffy buttermilk pancake crust tastes like buttery biscuits smothered in sausage and creamy Alfredo and lot's of cheese. My family devoured this!
Pancake Sausage Bake
- 1 box buttermilk pancake mix
- 12 breakfast sausage links, sliced
- 4-6 green onions, sliced
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup flour, divided
- 1 quart of whipping cream or (half &half)
- 1/4 - 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Make enough batter for 12-16 pancakes. Pour into the bottom of a 13 X 9 greased casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes (until fluffy in center).
Remove from oven. Fry sliced sausage links together with mushrooms until golden brown. Sprinkle over pancake crust. Pour Alfredo sauce over the top. Sprinkle green onions over and lastly, top with shredded cheese. Bake for another 10-12 minutes or until cheese begins to bubble.
Serve with a green salad. Enjoy!
Easy Monte Cristo Sandwich
- 3 slices of bread
- 2 Tbsp butter, divided
- 2 slices Gouda cheese (or American)
- 2 slices thick cut ham
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
Spread bread slices with 1 Tbsp butter. Top two slices of bread with a slice of cheese and ham. Stack slices on top of one another until third slice of bread. Tie a piece of string "package style" around the sandwich to hold it together. Dip both sides of sandwich into beaten egg. Brown each side in a frying pan on medium high with remaining Tbsp of butter. Avoid burning but cook long enought o allow cheese to melt.
Don't forget to remove the strings before you eat. If you don't want to try the maple syrup, try topping with hollandaise sauce or fresh salsa and sour cream. I think it would also be yummy to layer jalapenos in the sandwich. Enjoy!