Meal Swap: March 2016 Menu & Recipes

March 2016 Menu and Recipes

Anna – Mini Cheeseburger Pies
Katie/Brittney – Shrimp Scampi
Merideth – White Chicken Chili
Kellie – Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Taquitos
Leah – Chicken Lo Mein
Liz – Honey Sesame Chicken
Ashley – Pizza Taquitos
Nicole – Skinny Italian Beef Sandwiches
Julie – Thai Peanut Chicken with Rice Noodles

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Mini Cheeseburger Pies

Burger Mixture:
1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)

Baking Mixture:
½ cup milk
½ cup Original Bisquick™ mix
2 eggs

Garnishes, if desired
12 mini kosher dill pickles
1 medium tomato, chopped
Ketchup and mustard
Prep Day: Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Cool 5 minutes; stir in Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and cheese.

In medium bowl, stir baking mixture ingredients with whisk or fork until blended. Spoon 1 scant tablespoon baking mixture into each muffin cup. Top with about 1/4 cup burger mixture. Spoon 1 tablespoon baking mixture onto burger mixture in each muffin cup.

Bake about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, and muffin tops are golden brown. Cool for 5minutes. With thin knife, loosen sides of muffins from pan; remove from pan and place top side up on cooling rack. Once cooled wrap for freezing.

Serve Day: Thaw. Heat oven to 375°F. Bake 10-12. Cool 10 minutes. Serve hot with garnishes.

Shrimp Scampi

1 pound large (16-20 count) shrimp, shelled* and de-veined, tail-on for presentation if you want
Salt and garlic salt
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
3/4 cup white wine
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 box of pasta
You Provide:
3-4 garlic cloves, slivered, or 1 Tbsp minced garlic (optional)
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

Prep Day – Combine seasoning with shrimp in gallon freezer bag. Put wine in separate pint freezer bag. Put butter in separate pint freezer bag. Combine into one bag. Freeze.

Serve Day – Heat a sauté pan on high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-high and add the olive oil and butter. Once the butter melts, foams up and subsides, add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Sauté for a minute, or until you see the edges of some of the garlic just beginning to brown. As soon as the garlic begins to brown, add the shrimp to the pan. Then add the white wine and stir to combine and coat the shrimp with the butter, oil, and wine. Spread the shrimp out in an even layer in the pan. Increase the heat to the highest setting and let the wine boil vigorously for 2-3 minutes. Turn the shrimp over, or toss them so the cooked sides are mostly facing up, and boil the wine for another minute. Remove from the heat, add the parsley and toss to combine. Add the lemon juice and black pepper. Serve alone, with crusty bread, over pasta (provided), or over rice (for gluten-free version).

White Chicken Chili

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
2 cans Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained
1 can (4 ounces) green chiles
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 box (32 ounces) chicken broth
Kosher salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
1 lime, juice

Prep Day: In a large pot, sauté the onion and cook until it starts to become translucent.
Once the onion is done, add shreds of chicken, Great Northern Beans, corn, green chilies (with juice from can), cumin and oregano to the large pot. Stir to combine all of the ingredients and then add the chicken broth.Bring to a boil and simmer for 20-30 minutes to allow the broth to reduce. Add salt and pepper (to taste) and juice from one whole lime. (You can add 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro if you desire. I personally don’t like cilantro so I serve it as a side.)

Serve Day: Thaw. Heat up till hot. Serve with sour cream, chopped cilantro, shredded Pepper Jack cheese, avocado or tortilla chips.

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Taquitos

3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup original flavor bbq sauce
1 tablespoon garlic powder
½ cup pineapple juice
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
16 taco-sized soft tortillas (corn or flour)
1 -1½ cups shredded mexican-style optional: ranch dressing for dipping pineapple salsa
1 cup diced pineapple
½ red pepper, diced
½ red onion, diced
¼ cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Prep Day: In a small bowl whisk together bbq sauce, garlic powder, pineapple juice and liquid smoke until smooth. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of your crockpot. Pour bbq sauce mixture over chicken. Cover and cook on high 3 hours or low 6 hours (if using frozen chicken breasts, you may need to increase the time by an hour or so) OR buy already cooked and shredded rotisserie chicken from Costco and mix with the bbq sauce mixture. Bag it. Combine all salsa ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Bag it. About 20-30 minutes before serving, shred chicken in the crockpot (I use two forks to shred) and stir the shredded chicken so it soaks up any remaining juices in the pot.

Serve Day: Thaw all bags. *Chicken is already cooked!! Preheat oven to broil and grease a baking sheet with cooking spray. Lay tortillas out on a flat surface. Sprinkle about 2-3 tablespoons of shredded cheese in line down the middle of each tortilla. Top cheese with about 3-4 tablespoons shredded chicken. Tightly roll up tortillas and place them on prepared baking sheet 1 inch apart. Spray rolled taquitos heavily with cooking spray. Cook in the oven (on high broil) for 5-8 minutes or until cheese is melty and tortillas are crisp (if you’re worried about them burning you can broil them on low for a little longer, 10-15 minutes) Serve warm with pineapple salsa. Enjoy!

Lo Mein

6 ounces Lo Mein Noodles
1 tablespoon Stir Fry Sauce
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 fluid ounces Chicken Broth/Stock
¼ teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
1 ½ teaspoons Olive Oil
½ cups diced Onions
¾ cups slice Bell Pepper
¾ cups snow peas
½ cups sliced Mushrooms
1 ⅓ cups cooked & diced Boneless Breasts
3 teaspoons minced Garlic, Cloves
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil

Prep Day: Package up veggie, chicken, garlic, sauces and broth for later use. Freeze garlic, veggies and chicken.

Serve Day: Cook noodles according to package directions, and set aside. Meanwhile, heat sesame oil, soy sauce, and stir fry sauce in a large skillet. Add garlic and saute for 3 minutes. Add chicken and saute for 5-6 minutes. Add veggies to the chicken sauce mixture. Saute until tender, about 10 minutes. Cook noodles according to package.Add the cooked noodles to the vegetables and stir well to combine. Serve.

Honey Sesame Chicken

2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
1 cup honey
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp sesame or vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
4 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tbsp water
sesame seeds

Prep Day: Lightly season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes.

Preparing For the Freezer: Put the seasoned chicken and sauce into a large resealable bag. Freeze.

Prepare after Freezing: Let thaw in fridge for 24 hours. In a slow cooker, cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours. Or you can cook from frozen for about 5-6 hours. Remove chicken from crock pot, leave sauce. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Leave lid off and cook sauce on high for 10 more minutes or until slightly thickened. Meanwhile, cut or shred chicken into bite-size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice noodles.
Baked Pizza Taquitos

8 soft tortillas
½ cup pizza sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
48 slices of pepperoni

Prep Day: Place a tortilla on a flat surface. Spread with 1 tablespoon pizza sauce. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and place 6 pepperonis down the middle of the tortilla. Tightly roll the tortilla up and secure with a toothpick. Place seam side down on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas and fillings. Freeze taquitos.

Serve Day: Thaw bag (or cook from frozen, just increase baking time). Place taquitos on baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Bake on top rack at 475 degrees for about 15 minutes (longer if frozen) or until tortillas starts to crisp and brown and the cheese starts to melt out the ends. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with more pizza sauce for dipping, if desired.

Skinny Italian beef sandwich

1.5 lb. boneless beef bottom round or rump roast
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 cup fat-free Italian dressing (not creamy)
1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (you provide)
6 whole wheat burger buns, toasted, if desired
½ cup shredded reduced-fat Italian cheese blend (3 oz)
3/4 roasted red peppers
1/3 cup dried basil leaves

Prep Day: Trim any visible fat from beef. Cut beef into 4 pieces. Slice up onions. Bag up onions, beef, and dressing for freezing. Freeze. Label buns and cheese and freeze. Package up basil, roasted red peppers, and vinegar for the label for later use.

Serve Day: Place beef and onion mixture in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 10 to 12 hours (or on High heat setting 5 to 6 hours) until beef is tender. With slotted spoon, remove beef and onion from cooker; place on cutting board. Cool slightly. Shred beef, using 2 forks. Reserve 1 cup liquid in cooker. (If desired, reserve remaining liquid to serve with sandwiches for dipping. To serve, heat liquid in small saucepan over low heat until hot.) Return shredded beef and onion to liquid in cooker. Add vinegar; stir well. Cover; cook on High heat setting 10 to 15 minutes or until heated. When ready to eat, spoon about 1/2 cup beef mixture in each bun; top with cheese, roasted peppers and basil.

Thai Peanut Chicken with Rice Noodles

2 lbs Chicken Thighs
1/3 C Peanut Butter
1/4 C Hoisin Sauce
1/2 C Coconut Milk
2 T Chopped Cilantro
2 tsp Lime Juice
1/2 tsp Garlic Chili Sauce
Rice Noodles

Prep Day: Mix all ingredients together except noodles. Freeze.

Serve Day: Thaw. Toss chicken mixture in slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 5-6 hours. Boil water and cook rice noodles to desired doneness. Drain and serve with Thai Peanut Chicken on top.

Menu and Recipes

Anna – Mini Cheeseburger Pies
Katie/Brittney – Shrimp Scampi
Merideth – White Chicken Chili
Kellie – Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Taquitos
Leah – Chicken Lo Mein
Liz – Honey Sesame Chicken
Ashley – Pizza Taquitos
Nicole – Skinny Italian Beef Sandwiches
Julie – Thai Peanut Chicken with Rice Noodles

Mini Cheeseburger Pies

Burger Mixture:
1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)

Baking Mixture:
½ cup milk
½ cup Original Bisquick™ mix
2 eggs

Garnishes, if desired
12 mini kosher dill pickles
1 medium tomato, chopped
Ketchup and mustard
Prep Day: Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Cool 5 minutes; stir in Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and cheese.

In medium bowl, stir baking mixture ingredients with whisk or fork until blended. Spoon 1 scant tablespoon baking mixture into each muffin cup. Top with about 1/4 cup burger mixture. Spoon 1 tablespoon baking mixture onto burger mixture in each muffin cup.

Bake about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, and muffin tops are golden brown. Cool for 5minutes. With thin knife, loosen sides of muffins from pan; remove from pan and place top side up on cooling rack. Once cooled wrap for freezing.

Serve Day: Thaw. Heat oven to 375°F. Bake 10-12. Cool 10 minutes. Serve hot with garnishes.

Shrimp Scampi

1 pound large (16-20 count) shrimp, shelled* and de-veined, tail-on for presentation if you want
Salt and garlic salt
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
3/4 cup white wine
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 box of pasta
You Provide:
3-4 garlic cloves, slivered, or 1 Tbsp minced garlic (optional)
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

Prep Day – Combine seasoning with shrimp in gallon freezer bag. Put wine in separate pint freezer bag. Put butter in separate pint freezer bag. Combine into one bag. Freeze.

Serve Day – Heat a sauté pan on high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-high and add the olive oil and butter. Once the butter melts, foams up and subsides, add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Sauté for a minute, or until you see the edges of some of the garlic just beginning to brown. As soon as the garlic begins to brown, add the shrimp to the pan. Then add the white wine and stir to combine and coat the shrimp with the butter, oil, and wine. Spread the shrimp out in an even layer in the pan. Increase the heat to the highest setting and let the wine boil vigorously for 2-3 minutes. Turn the shrimp over, or toss them so the cooked sides are mostly facing up, and boil the wine for another minute. Remove from the heat, add the parsley and toss to combine. Add the lemon juice and black pepper. Serve alone, with crusty bread, over pasta (provided), or over rice (for gluten-free version).

White Chicken Chili

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
2 cans Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained
1 can (4 ounces) green chiles
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 box (32 ounces) chicken broth
Kosher salt (to taste)
Pepper (to taste)
1 lime, juice

Prep Day: In a large pot, sauté the onion and cook until it starts to become translucent.
Once the onion is done, add shreds of chicken, Great Northern Beans, corn, green chilies (with juice from can), cumin and oregano to the large pot. Stir to combine all of the ingredients and then add the chicken broth.Bring to a boil and simmer for 20-30 minutes to allow the broth to reduce. Add salt and pepper (to taste) and juice from one whole lime. (You can add 1/2 cup of chopped cilantro if you desire. I personally don’t like cilantro so I serve it as a side.)

Serve Day: Thaw. Heat up till hot. Serve with sour cream, chopped cilantro, shredded Pepper Jack cheese, avocado or tortilla chips.

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Taquitos

3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup original flavor bbq sauce
1 tablespoon garlic powder
½ cup pineapple juice
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
16 taco-sized soft tortillas (corn or flour)
1 -1½ cups shredded mexican-style optional: ranch dressing for dipping pineapple salsa
1 cup diced pineapple
½ red pepper, diced
½ red onion, diced
¼ cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Prep Day: In a small bowl whisk together bbq sauce, garlic powder, pineapple juice and liquid smoke until smooth. Place chicken breasts in the bottom of your crockpot. Pour bbq sauce mixture over chicken. Cover and cook on high 3 hours or low 6 hours (if using frozen chicken breasts, you may need to increase the time by an hour or so) OR buy already cooked and shredded rotisserie chicken from Costco and mix with the bbq sauce mixture. Bag it. Combine all salsa ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Bag it. About 20-30 minutes before serving, shred chicken in the crockpot (I use two forks to shred) and stir the shredded chicken so it soaks up any remaining juices in the pot.

Serve Day: Thaw all bags. *Chicken is already cooked!! Preheat oven to broil and grease a baking sheet with cooking spray. Lay tortillas out on a flat surface. Sprinkle about 2-3 tablespoons of shredded cheese in line down the middle of each tortilla. Top cheese with about 3-4 tablespoons shredded chicken. Tightly roll up tortillas and place them on prepared baking sheet 1 inch apart. Spray rolled taquitos heavily with cooking spray. Cook in the oven (on high broil) for 5-8 minutes or until cheese is melty and tortillas are crisp (if you’re worried about them burning you can broil them on low for a little longer, 10-15 minutes) Serve warm with pineapple salsa. Enjoy!

Lo Mein

6 ounces Lo Mein Noodles
1 tablespoon Stir Fry Sauce
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 fluid ounces Chicken Broth/Stock
¼ teaspoons Red Pepper Flakes
1 ½ teaspoons Olive Oil
½ cups diced Onions
¾ cups slice Bell Pepper
¾ cups snow peas
½ cups sliced Mushrooms
1 ⅓ cups cooked & diced Boneless Breasts
3 teaspoons minced Garlic, Cloves
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil

Prep Day: Package up veggie, chicken, garlic, sauces and broth for later use. Freeze garlic, veggies and chicken.

Serve Day: Cook noodles according to package directions, and set aside. Meanwhile, heat sesame oil, soy sauce, and stir fry sauce in a large skillet. Add garlic and saute for 3 minutes. Add chicken and saute for 5-6 minutes. Add veggies to the chicken sauce mixture. Saute until tender, about 10 minutes. Cook noodles according to package.Add the cooked noodles to the vegetables and stir well to combine. Serve.

Honey Sesame Chicken

2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
1 cup honey
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp sesame or vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
4 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tbsp water
sesame seeds

Prep Day: Lightly season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes.

Preparing For the Freezer: Put the seasoned chicken and sauce into a large resealable bag. Freeze.

Prepare after Freezing: Let thaw in fridge for 24 hours. In a slow cooker, cook on low for 3-4 hours or on high 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours. Or you can cook from frozen for about 5-6 hours. Remove chicken from crock pot, leave sauce. Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce. Leave lid off and cook sauce on high for 10 more minutes or until slightly thickened. Meanwhile, cut or shred chicken into bite-size pieces, then return to pot and toss with sauce before serving. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice noodles.
Baked Pizza Taquitos

8 soft tortillas
½ cup pizza sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
48 slices of pepperoni

Prep Day: Place a tortilla on a flat surface. Spread with 1 tablespoon pizza sauce. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and place 6 pepperonis down the middle of the tortilla. Tightly roll the tortilla up and secure with a toothpick. Place seam side down on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas and fillings. Freeze taquitos.

Serve Day: Thaw bag (or cook from frozen, just increase baking time). Place taquitos on baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Bake on top rack at 475 degrees for about 15 minutes (longer if frozen) or until tortillas starts to crisp and brown and the cheese starts to melt out the ends. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with more pizza sauce for dipping, if desired.

Skinny Italian beef sandwich

1.5 lb. boneless beef bottom round or rump roast
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 cup fat-free Italian dressing (not creamy)
1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (you provide)
6 whole wheat burger buns, toasted, if desired
½ cup shredded reduced-fat Italian cheese blend (3 oz)
3/4 roasted red peppers
1/3 cup dried basil leaves

Prep Day: Trim any visible fat from beef. Cut beef into 4 pieces. Slice up onions. Bag up onions, beef, and dressing for freezing. Freeze. Label buns and cheese and freeze. Package up basil, roasted red peppers, and vinegar for the label for later use.

Serve Day: Place beef and onion mixture in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 10 to 12 hours (or on High heat setting 5 to 6 hours) until beef is tender. With slotted spoon, remove beef and onion from cooker; place on cutting board. Cool slightly. Shred beef, using 2 forks. Reserve 1 cup liquid in cooker. (If desired, reserve remaining liquid to serve with sandwiches for dipping. To serve, heat liquid in small saucepan over low heat until hot.) Return shredded beef and onion to liquid in cooker. Add vinegar; stir well. Cover; cook on High heat setting 10 to 15 minutes or until heated. When ready to eat, spoon about 1/2 cup beef mixture in each bun; top with cheese, roasted peppers and basil.

Thai Peanut Chicken with Rice Noodles

2 lbs Chicken Thighs
1/3 C Peanut Butter
1/4 C Hoisin Sauce
1/2 C Coconut Milk
2 T Chopped Cilantro
2 tsp Lime Juice
1/2 tsp Garlic Chili Sauce
Rice Noodles

Prep Day: Mix all ingredients together except noodles. Freeze.

Serve Day: Thaw. Toss chicken mixture in slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 5-6 hours. Boil water and cook rice noodles to desired doneness. Drain and serve with Thai Peanut Chicken on top.

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Meal Swap: May 2015 Menu and Recipes

May 2015 Menu

All recipes serve 6 unless otherwise specified.

Choice

Kellie – Chicken Pad Thai
  
1/2 rotisserie chicken cut into small pieces
1 box linguine or angel hair pasta
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup peanut oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup cilantro
1 cup peanuts

Prep Day Directions: Put carrots, green onions, cilantro and chicken in a bag. Wisk together sesame oil, peanut oil, soy sauce and honey and place in chicken mixture and seal (bag 1 of 3). Label bag of peanuts (bag 2 of 3), and label pasta (3 of 3)

Serve Day Directions: Thaw chicken bag. Make pasta and add chicken mixture to hot pasta. Serve, garnish with peanuts Note: I completely omitted any red pepper flakes so if you want it spicy, you can add your own.


Sarah – Fish Tacos
  
5 filets of tilapia

6 tortillas
fish seasoning packet
bag of cabbage slaw
1/4 c. water (you provide)
2 Tbsp. + 1 tsp oil (you provide)
Optional Add-Ons:  cilantro, lime, avocado

Prep Day Directions: Bag fish, tortillas, seasoning.  Freeze.

Serve Day Directions: Remove items from freezer bag. Thaw fish. Add 1/4 c. water, 2 Tbsp oil and seasoning packet to empty freezer bag. Mix thoroughly. Slice fish in strips and add to plastic bag.  Coat thoroughly and marinate for 5 minutes. Heat saute pan over medium heat with 1 tsp oil.  Empty contents of bag into saute pan. Cook until ready (3-5 minutes depending on thickness of slices – don’t overcook). Serve on warm tortillas with cabbage and optional add ons.


American/European

Katie – Maui Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
  
6 Boneless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 Tablespoons worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 Tablespoon oil
3 Tablespoons water
3/4 Cup soy sauce
Provolone Cheese
Hawaiian Buns

Prep Day Directions: In a mixing bowl, stir together garlic powder, Worcestershire Sauce, brown sugar, ginger, pepper, oil, water and soy sauce. Place chicken breasts and pineapple slices in freezer bag. Pour marinade over chicken and pineapple and freeze.

Serve Day Directions: Allow chicken to thaw completely. Reserve marinade and pour into sauce pan. Heat slowly to boiling and continue boiling for 2 additional minutes.

Grill chicken over medium heat until done, tuning only once. During final minutes place a slice of cheese on each chicken breast. 

Serve on buns with desired amount of marinade spooned over chicken


Brittney – Pork Pineapple Kabobs 
  
1.5 lb pork chop, cubed
1 can cubed pineapple
1 green pepper
1/2 onion
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup honey
3 minced garlics
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons veg oil 
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

Prep Day Directions: Put all ingredients in freezer bag.

Serve Day Directions: Thaw 24 hrs. Place meat and veggies on skewers. Grill on each side about 8 minutes. Serve.


Southwest/Latin

Jenica – Tex Mex Burgers
  
1 ½ pounds Ground Beef
1 tablespoon seed and dice Jalapeño (excluded)
½ cups dice Onion
1 teaspoon mince Garlic, Cloves
1 tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Prep Day Directions: In a large bowl, combine ingredients. Form into patties, making a slight well in the middle of each patty for uniformity in cooking. Divide among indicated number of freezer storage bags, placing a piece of wax paper in between each burger. Label & freeze.

Serve Day Directions: thaw, grill, and eat.


Bridget – Mexican Mac and Cheese
  
Makes 12 servings

12 ounces dried mostaccioli or rigatoni pasta (3 cups)

1 pound bulk pork sausage
1 cup chopped onion
1 (16 ounce) jar green medium-hot salsa
2 (8 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 cups)

Prep Day Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 3-quart rectangular baking dish; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside. Meanwhile, in large skillet cook sausage and onion until meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain fat, Return sausage and onion to skillet. Stir in green salsa. In prepared baking dish layer half of the cooked pasta, half the sausage mixture, and half the cheese. Repeat layers.

Serve Day Directions: Thaw, Bake, uncovered, for 35 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes. Top with tomato, jalapeno, and cilantro. If desired, serve with additional salsa. 


Asian/Indian

Leah – Honey Sesame Chicken
  
8 Serving 

4 chicken breasts
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 green onion (diced)
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1 cup honey
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp corn starch
1 sesame seeds (weird)
1 tsp sesame oil
6 tbsp water

Prep Day Directions: package up all ingredients in a freezer bag and free.


Serve Day Directions: Thaw!

Crockpot: Cook on low for 8 hours.

Stovetop: Cook chicken in pan, cut up if you’d like, pour delicious mixture over the top and heat thoroughly. Serve over rice.


Liz – Beef and Broccoli
  
 Recipe to Come…


Italian/Mediterranean 

Nicole – Chicken Marsala
  
6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2.5 lb)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1 cup sliced cook fresh mushrooms 
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1/2 cup dry Marsala wine

Prep Day Directions: Cook and cool mushrooms (canned may be easier) with olive oil and add to gallon bag with parsley. Bag flour,salt and pepper in quart bag. Bag wine,double bag to prevent leaks in quart bag. Combine all into one gallon bag and freeze.

Tip: Have butcher pound chicken and wrap in freezer paper.

Serve Day Directions: Thaw. Chicken is flattened.  If not flatten, flatten at this step. Coat chicken with flour mixture; shake off excess flour. Add chicken to skillet. Cook about 8 minutes, turning once, until brown. Add wine and mushrooms. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Serve with pasta if desired.


Ashley – Meatball Grinders
  
3 hoagie buns cut in half 
6 slices of provolone cheese
30 meatballs 
1.5 cups spaghetti sauce 
3 tablespoons butter 
1 tsp Italian seasonings 
1 tsp minced garlic

Prep Day Directions: Combine meatballs and sauce in one bag and freeze. Put hoagies in another bag and freeze. Bag cheese and seasoned butter in small bags and put inside hoagie bag. 

Seasoned butter: Combine butter, Italian seasonings, and garlic until blended.

Serve Day Directions: Thaw all bags. Preheat oven to 425F. Cut Hoagies in half lengthwise and spread with butter. Simmer meatballs and sauce in saucepan until warm. Put 5 meatballs on each half hoagie and top with cheese. Put on cookie sheet open faced in hot oven for 10 minutes.

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Meal Swap: May 2015 Menu

May 2015 Menu

Choice

Kellie – Chicken Pad Thai
  
Sarah – Fish Tacos
  
 
American/European

Katie – Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
  
Brittney – Pork Pineapple Kabobs 
  
Southwest/Latin

Jenica – Tex Mex Burgers
  

Bridget – Mexican Mac and Cheese
  
 
Asian/Indian

Leah – Honey Sesame Chicken
  
Liz – Beef and Broccoli
  
 
Italian/Mediterranean 

Nicole – Chicken Marsala
  

Ashley – Meatball Grinders