Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cooling off & a little comfort food

So we all know that it is ridiculously hot outside. I'm sure the last thing you want to do is cook up a hot meal in a hot kitchen.

I love salmon salad sandwiches, but had a bit of a twist on Monday. Turn a sandwich into a salad & it makes for a cool & protein-packed summer dinner.

Salmon Salad
Serves 2

1 can boneless salmon
1/4 - 1/2 cup plain yogurt
salt & pepper
garlic & onion powder

Stir the salmon & yogurt together, breaking up the larger pieces of fish. Season with spices to taste. Serve with cool cucumber slices & a handful or two of spinach.

Ohh but its summer & BBQ sandwiches are so delicious. This meal definitely qualifies as comfort food in our house!

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Serves 2

2 chicken breast cutlets
1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
1/3 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
garlic & onion powder

Heat a little spray oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add onions & cook with a little salt until they begin to caramelize. Add chicken & cook until browned.

Stir in BBQ sauce (the hubby loves KC Masterpiece, but Curly's is my favorite) & sprinkle on a little garlic & onion powder to taste. Cook until the chicken is done, 10-12 minutes total. If your sauce gets a bit too think for your preference, you can always add a bit of water as it cooks.

Serve your sandwiches over toasted whole wheat buns with cheesy mac. Enjoy!

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