Saturday, February 23, 2008
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
1/2 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
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!
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