We tried a few new things last week and loved them all!!
First, I made honey balsamic chicken (scroll down for recipe) with homemade spaetzlele (scroll to the bottom for the recipe). It is amazing that only a few ingredients are needed to make this tasty chicken!! We LOVED it!! While looking for my French bread pan, I bought a few other kitchen gadgets in order to spend the $25 to get free shipping. This gadget was one of the ones I got and I'm so glad I did!! I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but we loved it! Even the boys loved them!!
Another winner was the peanut butter banana bread. I mixed it up in no time and we loved it with the homemade apricot preserves. My husband liked it best with peanut butter and apricot preserves--I didn't try it that way to save a few carbs!
Then there was my Mother's Day treat of homemade Old Fashioned Donuts!!
round steak with black beans*, rice, salad
Tuesday--boneless bbq pork ribs, mac and cheese, green beans
Wednesday--cayenne rubbed chicken with avocado salsa* (I believe I saw this on someone's MPM, but it was a while ago and I don't remember whose---also, I got avocados on sale for $1 each--normally $2 each, so I was very excited!!), cumin lime rice, beans
Thursday--crockpot steak and gravy*, rice pilaf, steamed cauliflower
Friday--buffalo chicken chili mac, homemade French bread, homemade butter*, salad
Honey Balsamic Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 T olive oil
2T balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in pan, salt and pepper both sides of chicken and add it to pan. Cook chicken 8 minutes per side or until done. Add the balsamic vinegar and honey to the pan and simmer until it thickens (about 1 minute).
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup water
1.5 cups flour
1/4 t. salt
1 bouillon cube (I used beef)
Combine eggs, water, flour and salt, beating until smooth. Add bouillon cube to 6 cups boiling water. Put batter into the square basket of the Spaetzle Maker and place over the pot of boiling water. Slide the basket back and forth letting tiny dumplings fall into the water. When done, they will rise to the surface. Use a slotted spoon to strain them out into a large covered bowl. Repeat the process until all of the dough is used up. Lightly toss with butter, parsley, and salt to taste and serve in place of noodles, rice, or potatoes.
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