Sunday, June 22, 2008

AWOL again but hey, here's my menu & a recipe!

Between work and other life things I haven't been online much. However, I'm rededicating myself to this blog..again! I know, I'm a horrible blogger but darn it, life just keeps getting in the way!

Alright, here's the menu for June 22nd through June 28th.

Sunday night's dinner will be slow cooked chicken legs, green beans and salad. I'll cook the chicken legs before I go to work and will debone some of them and put the meat in the freezer for use later in the week. DH will more than likely have his chicken with barbecue sauce and I'll probably eat mine with lemon pepper and garlic.

Here are our dinners for the rest of the week, in no particular order.

Limas (from the freezer) with salad

Beef and vegetable pitas with salad (we had this without the meat for lunch today and it was terrific! recipe below)

Scrambled eggs, homemade turkey sausage and toast

Chicken jambalaya with salad (made with already cooked chicken from the freezer)

Meatless enchilada slow cooked casserole with spinach and green beans

Leftovers - whatever needs to go!

Beef and Vegetable Pitas

Brown ground beef and drain. Into the skillet, put a little olive oil. Let that get hot and add chopped raw zucchini, carrots, onions, a little fresh broccoli, whatever vegetables you enjoy. Cook until the vegetables are to your liking, add garlic pepper seasoning salt, and ground black and red pepper or whatever seasoning you prefer. Stuff into hot pitas (we use Joseph's) or roll in lavash bread (again, we use Joseph's) and top with lettuce, tomato, cheese, etc. Eaten with a salad, this is very filling.

It's superb! Low in carbs, high in vitamins and very tasty. Thrifty too if you purchase the ingredients on sale. ;)

By the way, if you're looking for a healthy alternative to bread, try Joseph's pita and lavash breads. They're both excellent, low in carbs, and so versatile. Either one makes great pizza crust. Bake and break up for crackers. Smear with cream cheese, splenda and cinnamon and roll up for a low carb treat! I get them at Wal-Mart but they're available online, also.

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