Sunday, January 17, 2010

Menu January 18-24

I just want to say that all the recipes found on this blog are not original (unless I specifically say so). Many many thanks to those of you out there blogging away with your Paleo eating adventures. I am indebted to your generosity in sharing the recipes you've worked hard to adapt or create. Check out the "Connections" Corner if you want to find more ideas than you see here.

Breakfasts: Scrambles, Pumpkin Cranberry and/or Coconut Muffins, Breakfast Carnitas (with leftover pulled pork)
Lunches: Leftovers like always. If the leftovers run out we eat Boar's Head or other good deli lunch meat with a piece of fruit and a handful of almonds, cashews or pecans.
Fish Tacos with (not Paleo) Wickedly Good Fish Taco Sauce
- Mediterranean Chicken (see below) with Bacon Brussels Sprouts
- Earl's Stew (see below)
Th Pulled Pork with Guacamole
Apple Glazed Turkey Breast with Steamed (& Buttered?) Broccoli
Sa - Date Night! I'll post afterward with details of what we eat.
Su - Taco Salad

Snacks: Fruit, Nuts, Paleo-Granola, Smoothies (I've been thinking of throwing veggies in with some frozen strawberries to add one more way to get us all, especially Sam, to eat more veggies.)

Mediterranean Chicken
·        4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (trimmed, cut in half and pounded)
·        dried parsley flakes
·        14 oz can quartered artichokes
·        14 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
·        1 cup chicken broth
·        2 tsp olive oil
·        2-3 T fresh Italian parsley, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. After pounding chicken breasts, sprinkle both sides of chicken breasts with parsley. Heat olive oil in a skillet, and in batches, brown chicken breasts on both sides, about 3 minutes each side. Add to baking dish when finished. After all 8 chicken breasts are browned... add chicken broth to skillet and deglaze pan. Add all other ingredients to pan, and bring to a quick low boil, then pour over chicken. Sprinkle top with fresh Italian parsley and bake for about 30 minutes.

Earl’s Stew
·        6 pieces bacon
·        3 chicken breasts
·        1 large can of tomatoes in processor
·        1 package of frozen green beans
·        1 package of frozen onions
·        Garlic salt
·        2 bay leaves
·        1 link sausage

Boil chicken in small amounts of water,  pull chicken out and add the rest of the ingredients.  Dice chicken and add back.  Add the bacon at the end.  Boil for a while.
NOTE: I will probably cook the chicken breast in the crock pot for 2-3 hours in the afternoon. This makes the chicken simply fall apart & is one less step I have to do when I'm hungry and the kids are needy (inevitably at dinner-prep time).

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