Hello friends! Hope y’all are having a wonderful day and looking forward to a fresh, new start to a brand new week. Something I am working on is not letting anyone but myself dictate how my day will go. It is easy to let others affect your attitude and I am here to say, stop. It is easier said than done, but it is something to strive for. Life is short, be happy, and as a wise woman always told me… “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” (thanks Mama!) Here is this weeks menu. Enjoy…
Sausage and Kraut. Here is the link for the recipe. A couple things I will be changing. Instead of the vegetable oil, I will be using olive oil. I could not find juniper berries so I am not using that. (hopefully it does not make a BIG difference in taste, yikes). http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/sausage-and-kraut-recipe/index.html
Moroccan Chicken Ingredients (don’t be turned off by the long list of ingredients, they’re mostly spices that are easily found either in your pantry or a grocery store) 2 tbspns olive oil, 1 onion diced, 3 garlic cloves diced, 1 tbspn ginger, 1/2 tspn turmeric, 1/2 tspn cinnamon, 1 1/2 tspn paprika, 1/2 tspn coriander, 1/2 tspn cumin, 1/4 tspn cayenne, 4 chicken thighs, 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes in juice, 2 cups water, 1/2 chopped cilantro, 1 lemon sliced, 2 cups green beans, 1/4 cup chopped mint, juice from 1 lemon.
Instructions: Saute onion, garlic and ginger in oil until soft and slighty browned. Add spices and saute a minute more. Then add chicken, tomatoes, water, cilantro and sliced lemon. Simmer with a lid for 30 minutes. Add green beans, mint and lemon juice. Simmer a few more minutes until green beans are done. Serve over cauliflower rice if you’d like.
Bacon burgers and Bacon/Sausage Slaw 1 lb beef. Season with garlic powder, 3 tbspns of worcestershire sauce, and I use a meat marinade spice mix as well for added flavor. Mix together well, then form burger patties. Grill or cook on stove until meat is done. Bacon/Sausage slaw. Get a bag of coleslaw. Cook 4 pieces of bacon and cut into small pieces when done. Add kielbasa sausage to bacon grease and let it get browned and then add to bowl with coleslaw, bacon and mix with a few drizzles of olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste. Enjoy. (sweet potato fries are a good touch to this as well!)
Italian Chicken Since we liked this recipe so much from last week (there is a link on the other blog for this recipe) It was the one with fresh tomatoes, artichokes, chicken, mozzarella and parsley. mmmm!!! We are having steamed broccoli with this.
Herb Spinach Chicken Burgers http://paleomg.com/herb-spinach-chicken-burgers/