Thursday, January 21, 2010

Shabbos Menu

Shabbos Menu

Meatballs, I make them a super sweet red sauce which is basically canned tomato sauce, honey, brown sugar, duck sauce and ketchup. They are being served in little puff pastry cups



Roasted Veggies: Onion, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, and assorted colored bell peppers. Seasons with olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted on a sheet pan at 350 for 20 minutes.



Royal Blend Rice (a mix of several types of rice and other grains) with onions, chopped fried pastrami, and Italian Sausage. Boil the rice per the instructions on the box. Sweat the onions, then fry the pastrami and brown the sausage in the pan with the onions. After the rice is cooked add it to pan with sausage, pastrami, and sausage.



Glazed Corned Beef: Get a raw corned beef (AKA a pickled brisket) I cheated and used a pickled Deckle Roast which is similar. Braise in apple juice for 2 hour at 350 covers. Then smear on a glaze of ketchup, mustard, and duck sauce. Cook covered for 1/2 hr. They uncover and cook for another 1/2 hour. Let it cool and cut against the grain.



Stuffed and Wrapped chicken breast: Butterfly a chicken breast pound it flat. Put some shredded corned beef in the middle and roll the chicken around it. Wrap a piece of pastrami and cook in the oven at 350 until the chicken is white all the way through.

Dessert:

Apple Crisp: Apples sliced thin topped with margarine, maple and brown sugar oatmeal and flour baked for about an hour uncovered at 350.

Cherry Turnovers: Puff pastry triangles filled with canned cherry pie filling baked at 350 for about 20 minutes.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Leftover Chicken

OK I know everyone is getting bored with with hearing what I am eating 3 meals a day.  I am going to try and share more recipes.  So here goes:

I had some leftover chicken that I needed to figure out what to do with. Added some green and red bell pepper and sliced an onion, sautéed quickly with a little Soy Sauce. Serve with leftover salad and leftover rice or leftover potatoes. This totally breathes new life into that leftover roast chicken that is not nearly as good as when it was fresh.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

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Makor HaChaim Chinese Auction @ the Double Tree Skokie Catering By Hy Life

The event was well done overall. The linen was top notch and room was well put together. The Starbucks theme was nice without being overdone. The menu was well composed. It included a vegetable soup, sautéed veggies, coconut crusted fried chicken cutlet, grilled cicket breast with honey mustard sauce, meatballs, beef kabobs, chicken kabobs, roast potatoes, and two types of salad. The proteins were all delicious, although one of beef kabobs had a big piece of fat on it. The potatoes here bit one dimensional, bland and under cooked. Dessert ended up being a bit of a disappointment as it was pretty standard bakery fare from Breadsmith. The only entertainment this year was some background music by Ellie Cooper and I don't think anyone missed the fact that there was no major act. Overall, a great night out.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Friday Night Menu:
Chicken Soup
Meatballs
Roast Chicken
Roast Potatoes
Spinach Mushroom Noodle Kugel
Chocolate Cake

Guests are bringing the salad and I don't diet on weekends

Day 4 Dinner

2 hot dogs, 3 peices of white bread, pickles and saurkraut

Day 4 Lunch

1 Strawberry Yougurt, 1 Peanut Butter Sandwich, some iceberg lettuce and a clementine

Day 4 breakfast

2 eggs over easy made with a little canola spray (Oh how I miss you butter).  2 peices white toast (ran out of whole grain) and a grapefruit.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 3 Dinner

2 medium baked potatoes with cheese, red peppers, and onion.  Not sure if I am eating enough because I have not felt the greatest.  I may just need to drink more.  What do you think, do I need to drink more? Eat more? Eat differently?
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day 3 lunch:leftover chili and broccoli from dinner last night. No rice this time, 2 pieces of whole grain bread instead.
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Day 3 Breakfast Same as yesterday 2 peices whole grain toast with colby jack cheese and a grapefruit.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

oh yah I mixed some white ricw in w/ the chili
Day 2 Dinner:Beef Chili made with green and red bell peppers, onions, beer, spices and tomato sauce and steamed broccoli.
day 2 lunch:2 pieces whole grain bread with peanutbutter some bagged iceberg salad and a clementine
culinary question of the day:what do you like to spread on your toast for breakfast?
breakfast day 2 two pieces whole grain toast with colby jack cheese a grapefruit and a tall glass of water

Monday, January 11, 2010

dinner day 1:Pasta with mushrooms onions and garlic sauteed in olive oil, sauteed spinach, and two clemintines
Day 1 Lunch:2 pieces of whole grain bread with peanutbutter, some cucumber and a clementine. I was tired and hungry in the afternoon.
day 1 breakfast 2 packages or maple and brown sugar aotmeal with a little 2 percent milk and a texas ruby red grapefruit.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

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OK just got back from the market. Got some eggplant and zuccinni(sp?) that I am going to try again for the first time in a long time. I also got some romain to make some better salads. Some bagged spinach for salad or to be cooked as a side or to be added to fillings. I got some fresh Broccoli which I love. I got regular cucumbers for salads as well as some kirbys and hot peppers to make some homemade pickles. I got some bell peppers and onions to compliment protiens, and the peppers can also be a good snack on their own or as part of a salad. I got some clementines and apples for something sweet.
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OK just got back from the market. Got some eggplant and zuccinni(sp?) that I am going to try again for the first time in a long time. I also got some romain to make some better salads. Some bagged spinach for salad or to be cooked as a side or to be added to fillings. I got some fresh Broccoli which I love. I got regular cucumbers for salads as well as some kirbys and hot peppers to make some homemade pickles. I got some bell peppers and onions to compliment protiens, and the peppers can also be a good snack on their own or as part of a salad. I got some clementines and apples for something sweet.
OK just got back from the market. Got some eggplant and zuccinni(sp?) that I am going to try again for the first time in a long time. I also got some romain to make some better salads. Some bagged spinach for salad or to be cooked as a side or to be added to fillings. I got some fresh Broccoli which I love. I got regular cucumbers for salads as well as some kirbys and hot peppers to make some homemade pickles. I got some bell peppers and onions to compliment protiens, and the peppers can also be a good snack on their own or as part of a salad. I got some clementines and apples for something sweet.
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OK today I start working on my plan to eat healthier. I am going to try and open my palet up to more vegetables and try and cut back on the complex starches and fats. More to coke
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