Monday, October 22, 2007

Sweet and Sour Citrus Chicken

This is a great change from plain old BBQ chicken.

2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
juice of 1/2 lime
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/3 c brown sugar
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1/3 c honey
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
4 tbsp olive oil
4 chicken breasts

Whisk together all ingredients except olive oil and chicken. Slowly add olive oil. Reserve some sauce for dipping. Add chicken and marinade for at least 2 hours. Grill.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Crock Pot Beef Stew

It is fall! Or at least the calendar says it is. Mid October and it is 81 degrees out now! I love stews and soups in the fall. This is another great Joanna Lund recipe which comes about to about 4 points per serving. Great with a good crusty whole grain bread.

16 oz lean round steak
1 lb baby carrots
1 c chopped onion
1 1/2 c chopped celery
2 c diced raw potato
1 c frozen peas
1 can Healthy Request tomato soup
8 oz can cream corn
2 tsp grill seasoning

In crock pot combine meat, carrots, onion, celery, potatoes, and peas. In a small bowl mix soup, corn, and seasonings. Stir into the meat mixture. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Polish Sausage Sandwiches

When Tim and I were first married I worked at a bridal shop. You would think that would be a fun job. Um, not so much. I lived in an episode of Bridezillas. The one bright spot was my co-worker Tonya. She and I both loved to cook and soon spent our "free" time swapping recipes. I have lost touch with Tonya over the years but this is one of her recipes that I still use A LOT!

10-12 Kaiser rolls
2 c shredded mozzarella
1/2 can cream of mushroom soup
large polish sausage

Preheat oven to 350. Chop sausage in food processor. Mix with cheese and just enough soup to "glue" it together. Spread filling on rolls and wrap in foil. Bake 30 minutes.