Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Easy Salmon Packets and Green Bean Medley

I made a DELISH meal tonight! It was soooo good! It was the first time I've ever made salmon! It's now a favorite! I hope you enjoy this EASY meal! (The green bean side was AWESOME!)

Easy Salmon Packets for TWO
2 salmon fillets (4oz each)
2 1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Place each fillet on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about a 12 inch square). top with mushrooms, tomato, garlic, basil, salt and pepper. Fold foil around salmon and seal tightly. Place on a baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Open foil carefully; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
OMG this was amazing! I truly felt like I would eat this at a restaurant and it was so easy and GOOD FOR YOU TOO!
We had the following as a side dish...equally delish!
Green Bean Medley
1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
1 small sweet red pepper, finely chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbsp. sherry vinegar
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 4-7 minutes or until crisp-tender.
Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute the red pepper, onions and mushrooms in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain beans; stir into vegetable mixture. Add the vinegar, basil, salt and pepper; heat through.
This was fantastic! I didn't have sherry vinegar so I just used some chicken stock I had on hand. VERY TASTY!
Hope you enjoy! Let me know if you try it!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Friday Night Chili

I got this recipe from a dear friend, Nicole Kinzler. I had tried many chili recipes and never found one that I just LOVED. But I LOVE this! Make it! All winter long!

Friday Night Chili
2lbs ground beef
2 large onions, chopped
3 large garlic cloves, minced
2 (16oz) cans kidney beans, undrained
1 (16oz) can whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
2 cups water
2 TBLS chili powder
2 tsp garlic salt
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground red pepper

Cook meat, onions, and garlic in large saucepan. Add all other ingrediants and let it simmer for an hour.
*You can cut this recipe in half OR make the whole thing and freeze extra! Makes great leftovers too! And I just found out tonight...venison is great in it too! :-)