Saturday, April 30, 2011

Diane's Menu 5/2/2011 - 5/11/2011

Diane's Menu 5/2/2011 - 5/11/2011

This is a celebration week! Cinco de Maya and our anniversary!

Mon 5/2 - Pizza
Tue 5/3 - Out for anniversary dinner
Wed 5/4 - Pork Cutlets and veggies with Quinoa in Rice Cooker
Thu 5/5 - Mexican Corn Cakes (filled with chorizo, jalapenos, corn, black beans and spices)
Fri 5/6 - Chicken Chili with White Beans and Spinach with Brown Rice in Rice Cooker
Sat 5/7 - Whole Wheat Pasta with Hot Sausage
Sun 5/8 - Spanish Chicken and Yellow Rice in Rice Cooker
Mon 5/9 - Pizza
Tue 5/10 - Short Ribs Stew in Slow Cooker
Wed 5/11 - Kielbasa Stew with Sauerkraut and Apples


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Diane's Menu 4/21/11 - 5/1/11

Thu 4-21 Left Over Curry Chicken and Rice
Fri 4-22 Thai BBQ Ribs, Orzo, Spinach and Pea Salad
Sat 4-23 Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry over Brown Rice
Mon 4-25 Pizza
Tue 4-26 Turkey Burgers and Red Cabbage Slaw
Wed 4-27 Take Out Chinese
Thu 4-28 Pork Cutlets and Asparagus
Fri 4-29 Pasta Primavera
Sat 4-30 Buffalo Wings, Carrots, Celery (Yes, for DINNER!)
Sun 5-1 Turkey Pizza Burgers, Carrots

Recipes for some will be posted soon!


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Middle Eastern Skillet Chicken

Since I am trying to combine Simply Filling Weight Watchers with the Belly Fat Cure (counts sugar), I am using a low carb cookbook this week.

I have included the directions for skillet cooking. I will probably be making this in my rice cooker, with the rice at the same time.

Middle Eastern Skillet Chicken (Monday 4/18)

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 counces)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup chicken broth

1 - Cut the chicken breasts into cubes. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a heavy skillet, and add the chicken and onions.
2 - Saute for a couple of minutes, then stir in the coriander, cumin cinnamon, turmeric and pepper. Cook until the chicken is white all over.
3 - Add the ginger, tomatoes, garlic and broth; stir. Cover, turn the burner to low and simmer for 15 minutes.

Yield: 3 servings, each with 14 grams carbohydrates and 1 gram of fiber, for a total of 13 grams of usable carbs and 26 grams of protein (270 calories per serving)

I will probably serve this over brown rice.