Tuesday, January 18, 2011

cucumber boats!

i found these and thought were so cute. i have made them a few times and have loved them everytime!! perfect app for a party!

source: leslie sarna

cucumber boats filled with hummus.

what you need:

2 English cucumbers (English have a more dense center and won't fall apart)

1 container of hummus

1 red bell pepper

what you do:

Cut the cucumber into approximately 1 inch pieces. Using a melon baller scoop out the inside to make a little cup.

Next, fill up the cup with a teaspoon of hummus.

top with bell pepper

so cute and so yum!

Monday, January 17, 2011

menu monday!

trying to switch it up a little this week. no chicken! haha... we will see how that goes :)

monday. pork chops with blue cheese sauce served with potatoes of some sort.

tuesday. movie night! we are going to cinnebar and eating there :)

wednesday. sloppy joes. this will be my first attempt!

thursday. enchiladas & yellow rice. (i froze the sauce a while back! it's going to be an easy dinner!! yayy!)

friday. burgers with homemade oven fries.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bacon-Wrapped Blue Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Bacon-Wrapped Blue Cheese Stuffed Chicken

source: rachel ray! this chicken is SO good!! you need to make it! you need to taste it!! :)

what you need:

4 pieces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Black pepper
4-5 ounces blue cheese crumbles
A handful arugula leaves from bulk bins, chopped
A handful baby spinach leaves from bulk bins, chopped
4 slices bacon

what you do:

Preheat oven to 425°F.
Using a small sharp knife cut into the thick end of the chicken and make an incision reaching 2/3 the way down the breast. Loosen up the incision with your fingers to make a hole. Season the chicken with pepper. Combine the cheese with arugula and baby spinach and stuff the breasts. Spiral-wrap the breasts with the bacon tightly to cover the meat evenly. Place chicken on a nonstick baking sheet and roast 20-22 minutes until bacon is crispy and chicken is firm.

step by step.

cut the chicken and stuff.

wrap with bacon.



Monday, January 10, 2011

menu monday

we have been so out of wack since christmas! this week i think we are back to normal:) yay!! im excited to try beer sausage tonight...i'll let you know how it goes!

monday. ale-braised sausage and peppers

tuesday. crock-pot rotisserie chicken w/ veggies.

wednesday. venison steak w/ potatoes and veggies.

thursday. general tso chicken w/ rice.

friday. crab cake sandwiches w/ sweet potato fries.