Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sweet Sunday

I love the idea of having a huge family dinner on Sundays. Every time we are home, Ben's Grandma always lets us know that we are expected on Sundays for dinner.I love it. I think it is wonderful to have that weekly time to talk & eat without the rush of the week. Our family is uber busy and so we don't always eat a family dinner during the week.

So every Sunday I am going to share what we are having, with recipes. Just for fun. :)

Although I hadn't orginally planned on it, our dinner will be very "sweet." We are having brown sugar chicken, couscous, carmel apple salad, and grilled pineapple. Whenever I have these recipes mentioned on my menu plan, I usually have a request for the recipes. So here we go...

** Brown Sugar Chicken**
3 lbs. of boneless, skinless chicken pieces ( I like to use a bag of chicken tenders)
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup splenda
1 c.vinegar
1/2 diet lemon lime soda
3 TBS garlic
3 TBS soy sauce

Place chicken in the bottom of crock pot. Pour remaining ingredients on top. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

**Caramel Apple Salad**
8 oz. container of thawed cool whip ( I use sugar free)
1 (8oz) can of crushed pineapple
1 ( 4oz)pkg of instant butterscotch pudding mix
3 cups diced apples ( my kids like the peels off)
1 c.chopped pecans
1 c. miniature marshmallows

Mix cool whip, crushed pineapple with juice and pudding. Add apples,pecans and marshmallows. Keep in fridge until ready to serve

**Grilled Pineapple**
I don't know about the states right now, but we have pineapples aplenty at the commissary right now. I cut the pineapple into rings, dip it into a bowl of teriyaki sauce and than put it on my George Foreman. If we are already having bbq ( which is my fav!!) I will have Ben throw it on the outdoor grill.

I love these recipes because 1) they are "open and dump" recipes, 2) they are soo quick and easy 3) the kids love them

What are you having for dinner this week?

I am going to ask the kids an open ended question to get them talking..." If you were a superhero, what power would you want and why?

Have a sweet Sunday!


Susan said...

It's 7:17 a.m. on Sunday morning, and I still haven't decided what we're having for dinner! Terrible. The brown sugar chicken sounds really good - too bad I don't have any lemon/lime soda. We love the caramel apple salad, too. I haven't made it in awhile - thanks for reminding me about it! The grilled pineapple sounds really good, too. Yum. What time are you eating? Maybe we'll invite ourselves over ... ha ha.

marie said...

I would LOVE for you to come over and eat with us. The brown sugar chicken is actually a core recipe. I don't remember what site I got it from but my kids love it.

Susan said...

Hey - I'm trying out the Brown Sugar Chicken today. A couple of questions: When you say 1/2 diet lemon lime soda, do you mean 1/2 a cup or 1/2 a can? I'm putting it in the crockpot right now, so I'm going to go with 1/2 a can - hopefully that's right. Also, do you know what the points are on this? Thanks. I'll let you know how it turns out!

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