Saturday, July 28, 2012

Zucchini Oven Crisps

1/4 c. bread crumbs [Italian Seasoned are delicious!]
1/4 c. grated fresh parmesan
1/4 tsp. salt*
1/4 tsp. garlic powder*
1/8 tsp. pepper*
        *Or about 1/2 tsp. Paula Deen's House Seasoning
2 TBSP. skim milk [I used 1%.]
2-1/2 c. zucchini slices (about 2 small)
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Combine first five ingredients in a small bowl.  Pour milk into another bowl.  Dip the zucchini slices in the milk, coat in the bread crumbs, and place on a well-sprayed baking sheet.  Bake for 20-30 minutes.

[This recipe is one that I pinned on Pinterest and am so glad that I tried.]

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hobo Packets

Here is a fun meal to make while camping, but you can also bake them in the oven for an easy meal that's also easy to clean up!

2 lbs. ground beef (the leaner the better) [Or whatever meat you'd like: chicken tenders, kielbasa, etc.!]
1 onion
4-8 potatoes
1 lb. baby carrots
optional: sliced mushrooms, squash, peppers, etc.
salt & pepper to taste
optional: Dale's or Moore's seasoning sauce

Form beef into 6-8 patties.  Place each patty into a large square of foil.  (This part could easily be done ahead!)  Slice up your onion and potatoes (I like to leave the skins on).  Place onions onto the patty, then potatoes, and then carrots.  Add mushrooms too if you like.  Season with salt & pepper or drizzle on a tablespoon or two of the steak sauce.

Wrap up the packets and seal tightly.  (A second layer is probably a good idea.)  Place on a hot grill (med-high heat) and cook for 30-45 minutes.  (If you're making them at home, cook in a preheated 350 deg. oven for 45-60 min.)

Here's a link I found to all kinds of packet meals- even grilled s'mores!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Greek Chicken Salad

2 cucumbers
1/2 lb. carrots
3 oz. feta
3 cooked chicken breasts, diced
Italian dressing

Cube cucumbers and slice carrots into thin rounds.  Add chicken and crumble feta into salad.  Pour salad dressing (one small bottle or about half a large bottle) over everything and stir.  Marinate at least one hour to overnight.