Saturday, May 21, 2011

Weekend Kitchen

Happy weekend everyone!
Yesterday's post was delayed for good reason -- I was cuddling sweet baby Lilian!
Pretty sure you'll forgive the delay.

Friday wasn't without food, though. The other reason I went to see this sweet little one was to take her new parents a meal! Congrats to you, Lora & Nathan!

Sloppy Joes & Salad!

20 oz ground turkey
1 cup diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
1 bell pepper, diced
1-2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon sugar

Brown the turkey in the bottom of a medium-large stock pot, season with salt & pepper. Break down the turkey as much as possible while browning.

Add chili powder to season first, then add tomatoes & bell pepper & sugar. Let simmer for at least 2 hours to thicken. You can always transfer this to a crock pot & let it go!

Ranch-style dressing:
1 1/2 lemons, juiced
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon parsley
1/2 teaspoon sugar
salt & pepper to taste
1 bag American-style salad mix

Mix all ingredients but the salad mix in the bottom of a medium-large bowl. Toss in salad mix and use your hands to mix thoroughly.

Enjoy your Joes on whole wheat buns with the salad.

What else is on our plates? Jerk chicken!

Jerk Chicken
1 chicken breast cutlets
1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons jerk seasoning
1 lime
2 cups thin green beans
2/3 cup rice

Marinate the chicken with 1 tablespoon EVOO or corn oil & jerk seasoning at least 30 minutes. Use less seasoning if you are looking for a less spicy adventure.

Cook rice according to directions. Heat 1 teaspoon EVOO or corn oil in saute pan over medium heat. Cook chicken 1-2 minutes & then add green beans on top. Cover & cook 4-5 minutes more until chicken is done. Serve over rice & enjoy!

Don't worry, Lori, kebabs are coming soon!

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