Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dinner Diva Menu Week of 2/28

Well, I'm back from my ski trip and I've got some news. I've become a statistic! I'm an injured ski tourist! Sadly, the shattered wrist I've suffered and have since had to have repaired with a metal plate and no fewer than ten screws was not a result of some harrowing, ultra-dangerous, death-defying stunt on an evil-sounding slope called something like Skid Row, but a rather less adventurous endeavor: ice skating. On skin-tone rental skates no less. Talk about losing cool points! But have faith, my hungry blog readers. I will claw my way through the haze of 4 syllable long pain killers to scour my cookbooks. I can't cook, but I will fight the urge to pass out, mouth agape and leaking drool and instead will collect mouth-watering recipes and compile a creative, healthy, easy-to-fix menu for you. I won't let you down. Maybe I can earn cool points back as the one-armed blogger.

Sunday: Steak, shrimp, baked sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli (sounds great...can someone cut my steak for me?)

Monday: Poppyseed Chicken Casserole, salad, french bread

1 box spaghetti or angel hair noodles
4 chicken breasts w/bones
2 can cream of chicken soup (low fat)
16 oz sour cream (low fat)
1 stick butter or marg
1 stack Ritz crackers

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse.

While pasta is cooking, cook chicken (broil, boil, bake) and debone. (Alternatively, buy a whole rotisserie chicken at the grocery and debone)

Combine soup, sour cream and a generous amount of poppy seeds.

Melt butter in pan and crumble crackers and add to pan and brown. (Crumble crackers while still in sleeve to prevent a big mess) Add poppy seeds when crackers are brown.

Spray casserole dish with Pam. Mix noodles, chicken and sauce until well combined. Put crackers on top. Sprinkle a few more poppy seeds if desired.

Bake 30 to 40 minutes @ 350 degrees.

Tuesday: Something new! Cuban black Bean Patties with pineapple rice


Wednesday: White Bean Soup with peppers and bacon


Thursday: pancakes, bacon, fresh fruit

no recipe needed for this one!

try throwing in some mashed banana and choc cips in the pancake batter

Friday: simple fish dinner

tilapia, lightly breaded and baked
spinach salad
brown rice pilaf

Saturday: pizza night!