What are you snacking on?
Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:40 PM
So I bought eight pounds and put some in the freezer for later and grilled a half pound on the grill outside .
A couple days ago I grilled boneless skinless chicken breasts , and there was still one left, so I made skillet enchiladas.
Chopped the chicken, diced some jalapenos and an onion and crumbled in some mexican queso fresco and heated it up .
Then I took corn tortillas and ran them under water, then tossed them in a hot non stick skillet for thirty seconds, flipped them and heated thirty seconds on the other.
Filled and rolled one while the next was heating up, when I had a plate, drizzled on some green enchilada sauce and sprinkled with monterray jack cheese and microwaved the plate about a minute for the cheese to melt.
Posted 22 February 2011 - 03:15 AM
Peking duck will be saved for another day.
40 years ago realized hanging a duck on the clothes line outside to dry was not smart, fly attack.
Inside the house using the shower rod, door locked to keep the cat out (or is that cat house haha).
I refrain from using the word secret (because I share), rather trick to separate the skin from the flesh so the 1/4" fat layer can be melted away in a hot 425f oven.
Be sure to have a drip tray.
Air compressor in the cavity worked better than the neck, your mileage could vary.
To be continued...
This post has been edited by marsh_0x: 22 February 2011 - 03:16 AM
Posted 22 February 2011 - 08:27 AM
Fat Tuesday Gumbo
* 7 oz turkey sausage
* 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
* 1 boneless chicken breast
* 1 cup chopped onion
* 1 cup chopped celery
* 1 cup chopped bell peppers
* 1/4 cup chopped garlic
* 1 teaspoon Thyme
* 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
* 2 teaspoon Paprika
* 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (add 1 additional tsp to make spicier)
* 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
* 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
* 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
* 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
* 1 can (28 oz) Diced Tomatoes with Basil
* 2 cups low sodium, 98% fat free chicken broth
* 3 Bay Leaves
* 1/4 cup wheat flour
Slice turkey sausage and place in a skillet with olive oil and fry until lightly crisp. Remove turkey sausage and place in a bowl. Place chicken breast in the skillet and fry on both sides. Remove chicken breast and cut into small cubes and set to the side with the turkey sausage.
In a separate skillet, add chopped onion, celery, bell peppers and garlic. Sauté for about 7 minutes until vegetables are tender.
Add spices, can of tomatoes, chicken broth, chicken and sausage. Bring to a simmer. Add bay leaves and cover.
Brown the wheat flour by sprinkling it into a small, dry pan and heating until it turns a darker brown. You will need to constantly stir the flour so it doesn't burn.
Add browned flour to gumbo, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.
Makes 8 cups. Serving size 1 cup.
Nutritional Breakdown (per serving):
Calories 154, Fat 2 grams, Protein 14 grams, Sodium 500 mg, Carbohydrates 12 grams, Fiber 3 grams
Posted 22 February 2011 - 01:00 PM
Dude....that is awesome:)
I'm finishing up my coffee at the moment. I'm having a banana and some pseudo-nutritional cereal for breakfast. That is, the box looks like it should be healthy, but, I get a real sugar hit when I eat it.
Posted 22 February 2011 - 06:08 PM
Hi TT, not sure if you use your name here so I won't.
Long ago my diabetic nurse said 21 meals a week and I can cheat on one.
Wasn't that nice of her, now not even hungry for anything but this thread gives me inspiration...
This post has been edited by marsh_0x: 22 February 2011 - 06:09 PM
Posted 26 February 2011 - 11:38 AM
Made home made cream of mushroom soup two ways (used egg slicer to make uniform slices and left half that way and then used the stick blender to chop up the rest for a slightly different texture) and grilled chicken breasts to go with it (had a cup with diced grilled chicken added). Made extra grilled chicken for the next day.
Next day I made chefs salads (romaine, iceberg, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, grilled chicken, cheese) with the leftover chicken.
Got canned crab meat (8oz cans for 99 cents) so am trying to figure out what I want to make with it. Crab rangoons? Crab foo yung? Pasta with crab meat? Crabby patties?
Gave the last of the gumbo to the dogs, now they are chili dogs... Ha ha ha.
Posted 27 February 2011 - 02:00 PM
Not quite Pasta ala vongolo but definitely good and tasty.
Serve with a couple slices of crusty bread to soak up the excess juice.
Edit for a new day, went by the store and they had 20oz frozen pizzas half pepperoni half extra cheese for 2 for $3. So I guess we will have store bought pizza . Might jazz it up a bit with some mushrooms, ham, onions etc or maybe just go for em as they are. Really for a buck fifty a pizza you can't beat it.
Besides which, with it getting cold again (down to the sixties from yesterdays high in the eighties) it is a great excuse to run the oven.
Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:04 AM
So hard to eat when I/we need to, forced into eating with no desire to is quite a chore at times.
I need some more inspiration...
Yesterday another attempt at meatloaf
1/2 # black Angus hamburger
1/4 # pork sausage hoping for more flavor
1/3 cup of oatmeal for a filler
1 raw egg
1 hard boiled egg, made for a perfect texture
Salt (Nu salt by Morton is potassium not sodium) like in a banana the body needs to prevent cramping of the feet and hands
A1 steak sauce
Ketchup both in the filer and later topped off with brown sugar/ketchup
Chopped onion, next time will add green pepper and more of something ?
If only I could ask mom her recipe as a kid a lifetime ago
Tho microwave reheats makes it better but getting burned out after 3
So maybe malt-o-meal or oatmeal with toast will work tonight
Hard decisions with life but ~Goes on in different Directions~ haha