Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Curry Chicken à la King and Biscuits

It's so hard coming up with new ideas for dinner. Tonight though, I decided to take a classic and put a spicy spin on it.  I have to admit...I wasn't too sure how it was going to turn out though. was really good!!! You could easily leave the curry and cilantro out and just use this recipe as a traditional Chicken à la King recipe....but this version adds a little spice to your life!!!  So give it a whirl.

While I can take credit for the idea of this spicy spin on comfort food....I cannot take credit for the star of the show.  Drumroll please.........The Easy 7up Biscuits  My oh my!!! Thank the good Lord above and thank you Pinterest for sending these babies into my life.  I did lighten them up a bit from their original (which you can find here) by using Heart Smart Bisquick, Light Sour Cream and Sprite Zero (my version 4 WWP+) and still so so soooooo delicious!!!  Drizzle some warm honey over the warm biscuit and you may just hear angels sing. MUST make these.  Like now!!!  Really....get up....go into your kitchen and make these.  You're welcome in need to track me down to thank me, hug me, kiss me...depending on how much you end up liking them!

So here was my comforting curry meal tonight.

Serves: 4 - 1 cup servings
Each Serving is 6 WWP+


8 oz. raw chicken breast, cut into cubes
2 Tbl. butter
1 Tbl olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 ribs celery, diced
1 large carrot, diced
4 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 servings of dry SOS Mix
2 1/2 cups of water
1 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 Tbl. curry powder
handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper to taste


In a large skillet over med-high heat melt butter and olive oil.  Add chicken, onion, carrot, celery and mushrooms and season with a little salt and pepper.  Cook until chicken is cooked through and veggies are tender.  Combine the dry SOS Mix, with the water and other dry seasonings then pour onto the chicken and veggies mixture.  While continuing to stir, bring the mixture up to a boil and cook for approximately 5 minutes or until sauce has thickened.  Stir in the chopped cilantro and serve over warm biscuits or cooked rice.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Breakfast Favorites

What is your favorite breakfast?  Are you a salty or a sweet???  Don't get me wrong....I love pancakes, waffles, cinnamon rolls or just plain ol' toast and jelly BUT my go to breakfasts are savory and stick to your ribs. 

Even on weekday mornings before work...I'll make omelets, breakfast sandwiches, or sometimes just eggs and toast.  If I eat cereal or oatmeal I'm hungry again by 10am, but a hearty breakfast can keep me satisfied until noon. 

Here is my latest fav....BREAKFAST BURRITOS!!!

They are super easy and portable.  Just warm your tortilla in the microwave for about 15 seconds so it rolls nicely.  Fill it with your favorites.  As seen above I like peppers, onions, egg whites, and a little cheese. 

Try these other favorite combos:  ~ egg whites, mushrooms & swiss cheese ~ egg whites, spinach & feta cheese ~ bacon, egg & cheddar cheese ~ turkey sausage, egg & pepperjack cheese

But what about the weekends when you have a little more time?

On the's game on!!!!  Still simple, but just with a little more lovin.

Here I diced potatoes, onions, peppers and cooked until just tender. Then I made little wells in the cooked potatoes and cracked an egg in each pocket.  As long as your skillet is oven safe pop it into the oven set to about 375 degree oven until the eggs are set to your liking. 

Bacon:  Team Skillet? or Team Oven?

Here I cooked it in the oven.  I think both have their pros and cons, but the clean up of oven verses skillet is hard to beat, isn't it?

Now...if this doesn't stick to your ribs...I'm not sure what will?

Have a happy breakfast....sometimes even for dinner!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Garbage Bread

I just recently heard of "garbage bread". I suppose it's really just a way of wrapping your leftovers in some bread dough, baking it, and calling it dinner....sounds like a plan to me!!!

So that brings me to the need for quick weeknight meals. SUPER FAST meals are a MUST now that soccer season is upon us.

This recipe uses leftover chicken or if you don't have any leftovers, simply put raw chicken into the crockpot with 1/2 cup sauce in the morning. When you get home just use the amount needed for this recipe and make chicken salad with the rest. Perfect...two meals in one either way!!!

So here is a super easy dinner made in under 30 minutes!!!


8 oz. cooked chicken breast

1/4 cup Syberg's Famous Wing Sauce (or your favorite wing sauce)

4 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese

1/4 cup light ranch

1 - Pillsbury Thin Pizza Crust (found near the refrigerated biscuits)

1/4 cup 2% shredded cheddar

In a food processor combine chicken, cream cheese and Syberg's Wing Sauce. Spread mixture onto the pizza crust. Drizzle with ranch dressing and roll up.

Place roll on a cookie sheet sprayed with olive oil and then spray the top of the roll with a little more olive oil and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until browned.

Let it cool a little and let the filling cool just a bit, then cut, and enjoy with a side salad!!!

You know what these really remind me of? Hot Pockets!!! So get creative...toss whatever "garbage" you've got hanging out in your fridge...just give it a quick sniff first though ;)


Serves 6 (7WWP+ per serving)