Monday, February 22, 2010

Yummy White Bean Chili at Barb's!! Salad was great as well as the ice cream cinnamon sugar fried tortilla's!!!
The recipes are listed in the comments !

Monday, February 15, 2010

Salad and Chicken Recipe from 1st meeting

Blueberry Walnut Salad
Prep Time: 10 Minutes Ready In: 10 Minutes Servings: 6


1 (10 ounce) package mixed salad greens
1 pint fresh blueberries
1/4 cup walnuts 1/2 cup raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese


1. In a large bowl, toss the salad greens with the blueberries, walnuts, and raspberry vinaigrette. Top with feta cheese to serve

Oven Roasted Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Prep Time: 30 Minutes   Cook Time: 45 Minutes Ready In: 1 Hour 15 Minutes    Servings: 6


1 cup part skim milk ricotta cheese
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs 1 teaspoon dried oregano
6 boneless chicken breast halves, with or without skin
2 tablespoons vegetable oil


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking dish.

2. In a bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, walnuts, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and oregano.

3. Loosen the skin on the chicken breasts to form a pocket (or butterfly cut skinless breast and stuff between), and stuff with the ricotta cheese mixture. Arrange the chicken breasts in a single layer in the prepared baking dish, and brush with oil.

4. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

First Meeting

During the first meeting of this group we decided if this should be a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly event. As you can see we chose to have it bi-weekly. It made more sense for everyone to because we all have such busy lives. I figured since it was my idea, I should probably host the first meeting and get a feel for how things would go and if everyone wanted to continue. It turned out very well and we are continuing next week. The menu was a vinegrette salad, stuffed chicken breasts, green beans, reisling wine, and banana muffins. It was delicious, resonably priced and easy!! This is definatly a new favorite for me. I learned how to stuff skinless chicken breasts, make green beans flavorful and an easier way to chop greens for salad. (Love the salad spinner!) Note: don't drink too much wine I woke up with a pounding headache at 1AM.  The salad is another favorite I used the vinegrette dressing all week on my salad but also learned too much of it made the roof of my mouth hurt. Feta cheese is fantastic. Salad keeps me regular lol.