Week 20 Summary
Notes for this week
|Grilled Chicken with Garlic Soy Marinade||Corn Casserole|
|Chicken Pepper Pasta||Green Salad|
|Beef Stew with Dumplings||Fruit of Your Choice|
|Crockpot Marinara over Pasta of Your Choice||Grilled Asparagus|
|Italian Meatball Subs||Balsamic Grilled Vegetables|
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🗓️ Day 1
- Grilled Chicken with Garlic Soy Marinade
- Corn Casserole
Grilled Chicken with Garlic Soy Marinade
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 ½ Tbsp soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- ½ Tsp dried oregano
- ¼ Tsp salt
- ¼ Tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Combine all ingredients except chicken in a large mixing bowl and whisk until the marinade is thoroughly combined.
- Add chicken to the bowl and stir until all chicken is coated in marinade; cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- Preheat grill to medium heat. Grill the chicken for 6-7 minutes per side, depending on thickness, until the chicken is cooked through (temperature of the thickest part of the chicken should register 165ºF).
- Remove from grill onto a platter and tent with foil. Let the chicken rest about five minutes before serving.
This is a good recipe for bulk cooking chicken for the freezer, so if your supply is low, plan to double or triple this recipe to restock.
Creamy Mexi-Corn Casserole
- 4 cups frozen corn, thawed
- 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
- 1 stick butter, softened
- ¼ cup milk
- 4 oz. can green chilies, diced
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix cream cheese, butter, milk, and green chilies in bowl. Mix well. Add corn and mix thoroughly.
- Pour corn into a lightly sprayed baking dish. Bake 45 minutes or until casserole is fully heated.
🗓️ Day 2
- Chicken Pepper Pasta
- Green Salad
Chicken Pepper Pasta
- 4 Tbsp. butter
- 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
- 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into strips
- 1 medium orange or yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 1/2 C cooked chicken, chopped
- 1 tsp dried tarragon leaves
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp coarsely ground pepper
- 8 oz uncooked angel hair pasta
- 1 C Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
- 1/2 C shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1 C half & half
- Prepare pasta according to directions and drain.
- Melt butter in large skillet and add onion, bell peppers, and garlic and cook on medium high until vegetables are tender crisp.
- Add cooked, chopped chicken, tarragon, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring gently, until chicken is hot.
- Add mozzarella, half and half, and Parmesan cheese to chicken.
- Reduce heat and cook on low until cheese is melted.
- Rinse pasta in hot water until noodles are warm, and add to pan. Toss gently and serve.
🗓️ Day 3
- Beef Stew with Dumplings
- Fruit of Your Choice
Beef Stew with Dumplings
- 1 lb. beef stew meat, cut into small pieces
- 2 Tbsp. oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled & cut into chunks
- 15 oz. can stewed tomatoes, undrained
- 15 oz. can beef broth
- Water as needed to cover ingredients
- 1 ½ C flour
- 3 ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ¾ C milk
- In a large pot cook onion and mushroom in oil on medium high for about 10 min. until softened.
- Add beef, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, broth, and water (if needed to cover the ingredients) to the pot.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer about an hour and 15 min.
- Prepare dumplings by combining the ingredients together and dropping by the spoonful on top of the stew.
- Cover and let cook without lifting the lid for 10 minutes or until dumplings are raised and fluffy.
🗓️ Day 4
- Crockpot Marinara over Pasta of Your Choice
- Grilled Asparagus
Crockpot Marinara Sauce
- 25 oz jar spaghetti sauce
- 14 oz can diced tomatoes
- 14 oz can stewed tomatoes
- 6 oz can tomato paste
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. basil
- Combine all ingredients and simmer in a slow cooker for 4-5 hours on low or until done.
- Serve over hot pasta.
- 1 lb. fresh asparagus
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, or to taste
- Wash asparagus and snap tough ends off.
- Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and marinate for 10 minutes.
- In order to keep the tips from burning, place a piece of foil under just the tip ends of the asparagus on the grill. Grill until tender, turning regularly, and serve immediately.
🗓️ Day 5
- Italian Meatball Subs
- Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
Homemade Italian Meatball Subs
- Oil, as needed
- 1 bell pepper, cut into strips
- 1 onion cut into wedges
- 1-1/4 lbs. cooked frozen meatballs, thawed
- 6 hoagie rolls, split and toasted
- 4 oz. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Homemade Pizza Sauce Ingredients
- 6 oz can tomato paste
- 16 oz canned tomato sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Italian seasoning to taste
- Combine pizza sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, sauté peppers and onions in a large nonstick skillet in oil, stirring frequently, until tender (about 3 to 4 minutes). Reduce heat to medium-low.
- Add cooked meatballs and pizza sauce. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 5 to 6 minutes.
- Divide among rolls and sprinkle with cheese.
Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
- 2 red bell peppers, chopped into 1" pieces
- 2 zucchini, thickly sliced
- 1 onion, quartered and pulled apart
- 16 oz. package of whole mushrooms, cleaned
- 3/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Italian seasoning to taste
- Mix all vegetables together with Balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and seasonings. Grill over medium-high heat for about 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
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