Sweet and Sour Chicken


I had every intention of serving this over brown rice. But I got a little distracted by the Balloon Boy story this afternoon (so glad he was found...but boy I wasted a bunch of "what if that was my kid" emotional energy because of the whole ordeal). By the time I realized that the dinner hour was fast approaching, it was too late to get the brown rice going! So white rice it … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Applesauce Chicken


In honor of the release of Stephanie's Make it Fast Cook it Slow Cookbook, I thought it only fitting to make a recipe from her site tonight!  I found this recipe in the book...and knew the boys would love it.  So I made it. And they loved it. Not only did they ask for more  chicken, they asked for more squash too!  Even had 3rds on the squash!!! Oh.  And I try to make … [Read more...]

Lemon Pepper Chicken – $5 Dinner Challenge

Thanks to those of you who sent your recipe ideas last week!  And it's not too late...for more information on how to get your recipe featured on the $5 Dinner Challenge, click here. Last week I stashed the chicken breasts that I bought for $1.79/lb into the freezer in different baggies with different marinades.  For tonight's dinner, I just took the chicken out of … [Read more...]

Baked Chicken Spaghetti


This dish sorta turned into an experiment.  I started with a plan in mind.  And it kept changing as I found new things in the fridge to add to the dish! I needed to use the eggplant and Cubanelle peppers I picked from the garden this week.  And I had 2 green tomatoes in the fridge (more on the green tomato situation in the next garden update!).  Why not throw those in … [Read more...]

Sweet Asian Chicken Salad Sandwiches


I love chicken salad on the sweeter side. Perhaps with some fruit like grapes, apples or my favorite, pineapple.  I've had a small can of mandarin oranges glaring at my from the cupboard...as if it says, what are you going to do with me? Put you into an Asian chicken salad, of course! Sweet Asian Chicken Salad Sandwiches Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 10 … [Read more...]