Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dinner Diva Menu Week of 3/11

Okay, okay. I promised you a menu, and here it is, albeit late. I have no excuse, because all I do is sit with my left arm elevated and on ice, and my right hand typing just as fast as it can peck out the words. Thankfully, our homeschool curriculum and lesson plans are online, too, and I'm fairly adept at barking orders (aka "teaching") from my perch on the chair. I wish I could join you in the kitchen this week as you make these fabulous meals night by night. But, alas, there's only so much I can do one-handed, not much of which is very useful.

Thursday: Red Beans and Rice I made this one up because it contains foods on the "bone healing foods" list, and, once I figured out how to open cans with one hand, it was very easy to make!

2 cups cooked brown rice
1 T olive oil
1 each red bell pepper and green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans red kidney beans
1 can stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 T cajun seasoning, or to taste

Heat oil in nonstick pan over med heat. add peppers, garlic, and onion; saute until peppers are tender-crisp. Add beans, tomatoes and seasoning. Simmer 10 min or until some of the liquid has evaporated. Stir in rice; serve hot.

Friday: Grilled Chicken breasts, Rice-a-Roni, Steamed Edamame

Try marinating the chicken in commercial bottled LIGHT salad dressing several hours before grilling.

Saturday: Pizza night

Sunday: Shrimp-Fried Rice