Saturday, October 25, 2008
Come one come all for some great NO BRAINER DINNER IDEAS from fellow bloggers
I asked fellow bloggy friends for Nobrainer Dinner Ideas and the following ladies were glad to contribute! I can't wait to see their wonderful quick and simple dinner ideas:
Recipes should appear on Monday
Tardevil at Confessionsofa40somethingmamaqueen.blogspot.com
Diane at Fourpawsco.blogspot.com
Sally at Sallyssalmagundi.blogspot.com
Laurie at Bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com
Donna at Adventureswithtassie.blogspot.com
Judy at Gracioussouthernliving.blogspot.com
Robyn at Thereisalwaysthymefor.blogspot.com
Cheri at geergathering.blogspot.com
Dawnie at Dawnieslifeifbythesea.blogspot.com
Lynette at Lynetteslam.blogspot.com
Marianna at Cardinalacre.blogspot.com
Bo at Blinksnwinksfrombrown-eyes.blogspot.com Bo has promised a delicious no brainer dessert!
This one is from Justine: at justinesfroggybloggy
My no-brainer main dish is roasted chicken breasts. Just made them last night for me and the girls. I buy them with the bone, and skin-on, but I've made it without the skin too.I just pour olive oil over them, lots of garlic powder, salt and pepper, sometimes some lemon, and then for added flavor, Teriyaki. This will kind of burn on the pan, so near the end I pour more over. Baste ocassionally and YUM! Oh, I bake them at 350 for 45 minutes or so, until my thermometer says they're about 170 degrees. Oh, and use the drippings to dip!Justine :o )
Penny's at Alwayssomethingbypenny.blogspot.com No brainer idea:
An easy no brainer is to wrap a couple of pieces of chicken or pork in some foil with fave BBQ or fave Italian Dressing inside. Place foil wrapped product on pan and bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes. Serve with salad or side veggies.
One of Dawnie's at Dawnieslifeifbythesea.blogspot.com
Here is one of my favorite stand-bys that helped me many nights when our 5 kids were young!Fry up a lb or so of Ground BeefAdd onion, little garlic.Dump in a can tomato soup, can of green beans.Mix up a batch of boxed Garlic Mashed Potatos, place on top-cover with Cheddar Cheese and bake at 350 until cheese is nice and bubbly and brown. Adjust to how many your serving!
I hope I didn't miss anyone! Let me know.. I'm having to do this on my new laptop and it's so sensitive, it freaks out on me all the time, so I hope I did it right!
Okay, here are my 3 "go to "entrees from my previous post :
GRILLED CHICKEN PEAR AND PECAN SALAD
Grill chicken, cut in strips.
Place on top of salad greens, top with thinly sliced pears or granny smith apple, sprinkle gorgonzola or feta , add thinly sliced red onions and top with pecans and dried cranberries .
I serve it with raspberry vinagrette dressing.
Place chicken breast in a 9/13 casserole dish.
Pour rotel tomatoes over the chicken. (if this is too spicy you can use mild salsa instead). Bake at 375* for about 30 mins or until done. Take it out, sprinkle with cheese put it back in for 5 min.
Dollop of sour cream, if desired.
(Of course you can make it with ground beef or chicken).... Brown turkey meat along with finely chopped onion, sprinkle Taco Bell taco seasoning on top and add a tiny bit of water.
Cook until done.
Spoon into taco shell that has been warmed (follow box direction), top with:
salsa. (sourcream and guacamole are great if your not dieting)
Please click on the above participants to find solutions to your "dinner dilemmas"... I hope you find a new favorite!