Okay, so I really wasn’t sure what to do tonight for dinner. I did know that I wanted to eat lighter than I had been in the last few weeks… and I have fallen off of the “weight loss and healthy eating wagon”…so to speak! So this is what I came up with and it was so good! This is something that I had to share with you all. It is Low Calorie, Healthy, Low Fat, Low Cholesterol and YUMMY!!
What you will need
Salmon (aprox 1/2 Lb.
1 White Onion
2 Cloves of Garlic Fine Chopped
Pesto Paste (I use pre prepared from Trader Joe’s)
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Old Bay Seasoning/ just a dash over the top of the fish
2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 Butternut Squash/ cut into 1 inch chunks and placed in an ovenproof dish covered with tinfoil
Place salmon in a large piece of tinfoil and cover with all ingredients except the squash. Close the foil tightly making a sealed envelope in which the fish will steam. Place in oven at 375* for 35 minutes. at the same time the squash has been cut into cubes and placed in another oven proof dish and covered with foil and has been seasoned with salt, pepper,garlic powder and 2 tablespoons of butter.
Now place both in the oven for 35=40 minutes.
The salmon was moist…the flavor was so wonderful and I can’t believe I just made this up!!, Well I do just make most of my recipes up…that is what I love to do!!! So let me know what you think about this recipe!! I am looking forward to hearing from you!!
1 Whole Chicken
Fresh Green Beans
Salt and Pepper
Rinse chicken well and place in Roasting Pan. Season the chicken with salt pepper drizzle with olive oil. What we really like to do is separate the skin from the breast meat and place a pat of butter on each side of the sternum. This creates a moist white meat and also place a sprig of rosemary under the skin as well (this procedure will help to infuse the whole chicken with the wonderful taste). Now cover the chicken with the vegetables that have been cut into pieces and place in 350 * oven for about 1-1.5 hours. Please note that the vegetables can be tossed with olive oil salt, pepper, garlic, and italian seasoning before being placed over the chicken to enhance their flavor. This is one of the easiest dishes you can make. My daughter Nicole and I made this together on Saturday night when she came to spend the weekend with us…This is her recipe that she was proud to share with me. I can honestly say that it was wonderful!! The chicken turned out so moist and juicy with just the right flavor from this mixture of vegies…but go ahead and experiment with any that you would like to use!!
I made this pie for Thanksgiving this year for the first time, it has become my “go to” pie now. Smooth, creamy and not watery – it is so easy to whip up!
Easy Pumpkin Pie
- 15 ounce can pumpkin purée
- 14 ounce can or bottle sweetened condensed milk
- ½ cup liquid Egg Beaters or 2 large eggs
- 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice blend
- 9″ unbaked frozen pie crust, thawed (deep dish style)
Preheat the oven to 425°.
Whisk the pumpkin, milk, eggs and spice together in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Place the pie pan on a baking sheet, pour the filling into the crust. Bake for 15 minutes. Lower the oven to 350° and bake for 40 minutes.
Take out and let cool on a rack, refrigerate wrapped.
Makes 1 pie.
View original post
This recipe is from my Aunt June Contini….She has had this recipe since 1973, it is her mom’s recipe and it is pretty basic, or so I have been told. Now truth be told, I haven’t tried it yet,,,but it is one of my husbands favorites, so I will make them very soon! Just needed to share this recipe with you all, so here it goes!
Grandma Nichols Sliced toast Cookies/Biscotti
2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Butter
1/4 cup anise seed
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. anise flavor
2 TBLS water
5 1/2 cups flour
1 TBLS baking powder
Mix in bowl- cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
spread in 13 x 9 pan
Bake at 375* for 20 minutes or until lightly brown
cool …..then slice…..
Bake again until looks lightly browned, makes ALOT
The dough will be thick,
So this recipe comes from my Aunt June…..Thank you !!!
This is how her mom Grandma Penny made it and I am pleased that Aunt June shared this recipe with me. Like I said before, my husband Chris does love these cookies, so for sure they will be in my oven sometime very soon!!
I am roasting a chicken in the oven right now. I placed a whole chicken in the oven that I stuffed with an onion, fresh rosemary, 4 cloves of garlic, a lemon and sprinkled it with black pepper. The chicken cavity is where I placed all of the ingredients….baked at 375 degrees. This is what I will have for the week to add to my salads.. protein is essential when you are trying to maintain muscle during weight loss, chicken is low in fat and when baked with the cavity infused with these vegetables and spices tastes wonderful. This chicken will be moist and juicy!
Posted in Chicken, exercise, workouts, weight loss, diet, walking, back on track,, garlic, health eating, Moist Chicken Breast, Poultry, recipes
1 Large Portobello Mushroom sliced
1 Package Trader Joe’s Frozen Vegetable Melange
2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese
2 Tablespoons Moscarponi Cheese
Garlic Powder, Salt and Pepper to taste.
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Slice Mushroom and saute in olive oil until slightly tender, add 1 package of frozen vegetable melange and stir until vegetables are thawed and sauce begins to loosen, stir in Moscarponi cheese sprinkle with Parmesan cheese salt and pepper.
This is yet another example of…”wow, I need to make a dinner to take to work and I only have 15 minutes!” This recipe is so simple and easy, yet such a hit with my hubby, who was again impressed! Try this one and let me know what you think. It will be one of my new “go to recipes” for sure! I hope you like it as much as we did. Go ahead…be creative!
Posted in exercise, workouts, weight loss, diet, walking, back on track,, garlic, health eating, portobella mushroom, recipes, Salt and Pepper, Uncategorized, Vegetable Mixture, Vegetables
1/4 Head of cauliflower
1 Chicken Breast Shredded
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Chicken Broth ( or the drippings from the chicken that you baked)
1 Green Bell Pepper cut into pieces
3 cloves of Garlic crushed
1 Onion diced
2 Tablespoons Capers
Salt and Pepper to taste
Crushed Red Pepper
In a large skillet brown garlic and remove when slightly brown, set aside. Saute cauliflower first, since this will take slightly longer than the bell pepper and onion which you will want to saute just until slightly tender (do not over cook) Shred the chicken and add to the mixture along with the capers and chicken broth. Add salt and pepper to taste but be aware of the fact that the capers will be salty due to the brine that they are in, so you might want to go light on the salt at first. Meanwhile you will be preparing the pasta according to package directions…I used small shells for this recipe, when the pasta is cooked, drain and add to the vegetable mixture, sprinkle with grated cheese. This meal took about 20 minutes to prepare, it really is Low in Calories, Quick and Easy and Delicious! The Chicken Breast that I used was from the Baked Chicken that I infused with the Lemon and Onion inside the cavity. If you try this one you will not be disappointed!
Posted in Capers, Chicken, Crushed Red Pepper, health eating, Moist Chicken Breast, Pasta, Poultry, recipes, Rosemary, Salt and Pepper, Spices, Vegetable Mixture, Vegetables