Monday, January 23, 2012

Menu Monday

What we've been eating this week:

J's Meals...

Always a favorite. No link or recipe. If you're dying for the sauce recipe, email me!

My Meals (all courtesy of Cooking Light this week!): 

A very tasty sandwich. I couldn't find fresh basil, so I subbed in a few spoonfuls of pesto and mixed that with the goat cheese. I also left out the olives.

This was a tasty and easy meal! It was nothing special, but something quick and easy. I was going to make roasted asparsagus, buuuuut...I was lazy. No veggies with this meal. 

Chicken and White Bean Soup
adapted from this recipe

 I made a lot of changes to this one, and it ended up being delicious.  Here's my version:


  • 2 bacon slices, chopped
  • 3 italian chicken sausages, removed from casings
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat 7 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings in pan; set bacon aside.
2. Add chicken to drippings in pan; sauté 6 minutes. Remove chicken from pan. Add onion and garlic to pan; cook 4 minutes or until tender. Add tomato, oregano, and pepper; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Return bacon and chicken to pan. Stir in 2 cups water and broth, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil. Add orzo, and cook for 9 minutes or until al dente. Add beans; cook 2 minutes or until heated. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar and salt.
3. Serve with crunchy bread and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. That balsamic sauce on the quesadilla looks delish!