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Oct. ‘08 Menu & Recipes

Oct.2008 Menu & Recipes (Viewable Recipes)

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I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

3 thoughts on “Oct. ‘08 Menu & Recipes

  1. Hey Ladies!

    The recipe above for the October meal swap Pizza Dunkers is not what Christine made. She did an adaptation from of that recipe…

    Here’s what she made –

    Pizza Dunkers

    1 loaf frozen bread dough –or your own bread recipe
    Pepperoni –diced
    Canadian bacon –diced
    2 cups grated part-skim mozzarella cheese
    1/2 tsp Italian herb seasoning, or to taste
    sautéed onions (not in the meal swap dunkers)
    Your favorite Pasta or pizza sauce (I am providing Market Pantry Tomato/Basil/Garlic pasta sauce)

    1.Thaw or prepare dough –whole wheat or white (both work well, depending on the tastes of your family). Roll into a 14×24 inch rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.
    2. Preheat oven to 400.
    3. Stir pepperoni, Canadian bacon, cheese, onions, herbs together in bowl.
    4. Spread mixture onto dough rectangle, pressing a bit to secure meat.
    Roll dough lengthwise like a jellyroll, use plain dental floss to cut roll into
    24 – 1 inch slices.
    5. Treat 2 rimmed cookie sheets with cooking spray or parchment paper.
    Lay slices on sheets about an inch apart. Let Dunkers sit for 10 minutes in warm area.
    6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and freeze in 1 gallon bags, 6 per bag. Slip 1 quart bag with 2 cups sauce into each bag to freeze.

    To Serve: Thaw and warm dunkers in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10 minutes or warm in microwave. Serve with warmed pasta sauce. These also work great cold in kids lunches –home made pizza lunchables.

    For meal swap: (These were not pre-baked)

    For Serving Day from Frozen:
    Defrost in fridge. Place on cookie sheet about an inch apart and let sit for 10 minutes in warm area. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown in 400 degree oven. Warm up pasta sauce.

    Dunk and enjoy!

  2. Ritz Chicken recipe was missing the heating instructions so here they are bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until hot and bubbling.

  3. Here’s my comments on the meals we’ve eaten so far:

    Moroccan Chicken – Loved the flavor and everyone enjoyed throughly. New family favorite.

    Nachos – I made this one and again it an old stand by for a quickie dinner. Love It!!!

    Pizza Dunkers – Kids favorite!!! They want me to make it all the time.

    Potato Sausage Soup – Wonderful good flavor. Be sure not to over cook sausage cn become hot dog softness.

    Ritz Chicken – Again very tasty.

    Slow Cooker Oriental Chicken – I forgot to thaw chicken. I defrosted last minute in microwave. So I fried it up in 1/2 cup butter. Then I put the chicken in a 9X13 poured Sara’ soy sauce mixture over it and sprinkled green onion over it. Baked at 400 f for 30 minutes.

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