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Monday, June 29, 2015

Simple Supper Tuesday #118


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Blueberry Gelato- Best of Long Island and Central Florida




Recipes that CAUGHT MY EYE




Chicken & Zucchini Foil Packets- From This to That!




Twisted Frozen Cosmo- Kleinworth & Co.




Crab Linguine- April J Harris




Fiesta Chicken Salad- Dizzy Busy & Hungry








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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Grilled Chicken Parm Sandwiches

Tender grilled chicken cutlets are topped with marinara sauce and parmesan, then served on a bun.


Grilled Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches


It's the most wonderful time, of the year! I sing that song at least 3 time a year. On the first day of school, during Christmas and on the last day of school, LOL. Today is our last day of school and I could not be happier. Hubby keep reminding me that come the end of July, I'll be wishing school was starting up again. He may be right, but right now I just want to enjoy sleeping in and the gorgeous weather we've been having.

We've been grilling a lot since the beginning of June. It's a little hard to keep things fresh, especially with Queenie around, but I've been thinking of new recipes to make this summer. This idea for chicken parm sandwiches came about one night, as I prepared some chicken cutlets for the grill. My original plan was to simply grill up the chicken and serve it on a bun with desired toppings. Then I saw some leftover marinara sauce in the fridge and I decided to top our grilled chicken with it, and some parm. I just hoped the kiddos would like it.

I found our a few years ago, that the trick to juicy boneless chicken on the grill, is to cook it over indirect heat. I heat up the grill until is screaming hot, to get a good sear on the chicken, then turn off half the burners and cook the chicken on the grates that are not in direct heat. The chicken doesn't dry out, as it cooks to the proper internal temperature.


Grilled Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches


Grilled Chicken Parm Sandwiches

6 chicken cutlets
6 Tbs garlic and herb seasoning (I used Pampered Chef)
1/2 C marinara sauce
1/3 C parmesan cheese
6 slices mozzarella cheese (I used some from the deli)
sliced tomatoes
green leaf lettuce
hamburger buns
mayonnaise

Preheat your grill until screaming hot.

Season chicken with garlic and herb seasoning, and place on hot grill. Cook until chicken releases easily from grates; about 5 minutes. Flip chicken and place on one half of the grill. Turn burners beneath the chicken off, leaving remaining burners on medium high. Cook, with the lid closed, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 162 degrees F.

Once chicken reaches desired temperature, top each cutlet evenly with marinara sauce and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Close lid and cook for another 3-5 minutes; until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Serve chicken on buns, with mayonnaise, mozzarella, lettuce and tomato.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Steak and Potato Salad

Grilled Creamer potatoes are tossed with tender juicy steak and greens, in this delicious entree salad.


Steak and Potato Salad using BBQ Ready Kits from The Little Potato Company


With 4 days of school left, we are on the countdown to summer! The weather has been warm and sunny for the last month, which has made us long for the lazy days of summer. I LOVE summer. I love not having to be anywhere early in the morning, I love sitting outside with a good book, I love camping and eating alfresco. I love cooking on the grill and creating new delicious recipes.


BBQ Ready Kits from The Little Potato Company


That's why I've totally fallen in love with these BBQ Ready kits from The Little Potato Company. Their delicious Creamer potatoes now come ready for the grill. Prepackaged in a foil tin, simple remove the plastic cover, toss with oil and the seasoning packet and place on the grill. In 30-45 minutes, you have deliciously grilled Little Potatoes. Since I usually make my own foil packets for potatoes, I love that I can skip a few steps, with these BBQ Ready kits.

 What I love most about Creamer potatoes is that they are so versatile. Not only is there several ways to prepare them (baking, boiling, grilling, microwave, steamed), you can serve them in soups, salads, side dishes, appetizers and in main dishes. I decided to turn my Onion Medley BBQ Ready Kit into an entree salad. We love potato salad, but I wanted to create something that could pass as a main dish. Paired with tender juicy steak and greens, this salad is a great and simple weeknight meal.

Did you know that potatoes are vegetables too? Check out this cute little video, featuring Little Potatoes.


Steak and Potato Salad using BBQ Ready Kits from The Little Potato Company


Steak and Potato Salad

1 Little Potato Company BBQ Ready Kit (I used Onion Medley)
1 (6-7oz) steak (I used cross rib steak)
2 C green leaf lettuce, washed and chopped
1/2 C balsamic vinegar
3 Tbs honey
pinch of salt and black pepper
3 Tbs olive oil
chopped green onion for garnish

Preheat grill.

Prepare the Creamer potatoes according to package directions. Once cooked, remove from grill to cool slightly.

Season steak with desired seasonings (ours came pre seasoned). When Creamer Potatoes have 20 minutes of cooking time remaining, grill the steak to desired doneness. I like Medium-Well so I cooked my steak for 5 minutes on the first side, and for 8-10 minutes on the second side. Remove from grill and let rest 10 minutes.

Place 1 C of lettuce onto a serving platter. Once steak has rested, thinly slice against the grain and place in a large bowl. Add in c Creamer potatoes, slicing larger ones in half. Add 1 C of chopped green lettuce, to the steak and potatoes. Toss with 1/2 of the dressing. Place dressed greens, potatoes and steak onto the lettuce on the platter and drizzle with remaining dressing. Sprinkle with green onion and serve.

Dressing: in a small skillet, bring the balsamic vinegar and honey to a boil. Simmer until reduced by half. Remove from heat and whisk in 3 Tbs olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and use immediately.






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Monday, June 22, 2015

Simple Supper Tuesday #117


Welcome back to Simple Supper Tuesday, the party featuring QUICK, EASY recipes, perfect for those busy weeknights. So, please share your crock pot, 30 minutes or 5 ingredient recipes (easy desserts are also welcome)!!

Recipe Linky Party




Make sure to visit all three blogs, to see if you've been featured this week! All featured recipes will be pinned to our Simple Supper Tuesday Pinterest page.




Recipe(s) with the MOST CLICKS




Taco Sloppy Joes- Cook this Again, Mom!



Recipes that CAUGHT MY EYE




Easy Pina Colada No Bake Dessert- Growing Up Gabel




Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken- I Thee Cook




Turkey Bacon Avocado Salad- The Ramblings of an Aspiring Small Town Girl




Pesto Dressing Base- The Kitchen Chopper




Summer Jello Salad- Florassippi Girl




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  1. Please link up Crock Pot and/or easy RECIPES only (simple desserts are also welcome)
  2. Please follow our hosts, on social media
  3. Please link back to THIS post on Hun... What's for Dinner?
  4. Please use link to direct recipe, not to your home page, or a pinterest pin.
  5. Please visit others and leave comments if a recipe catches your eye
  6. Any post that DOES NOT contain a recipe or food tutorial, will be deleted