Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday's Meals: five ingredients or less

Can you tell that I don't have very much food in my fridge? It's the end of the month and many trips to the grocery store are out of the question so I've come up with meals that require five ingredients or less.

Monday: White Pizza
1 ball of pizza dough (thawed)
Garlic flavored olive oil  (if you don't have this on hand just sprinkle garlic powder on olive oil)
1/2 Cup ricotta cheese
3 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
Parmesan cheese grated

Roll out the dough into a circle on a pizza pan or stone.  Make a small "lip" on the edges so the cheese won't melt off.  Spread garlic infused olive oil over the dough then top with ricotta cheese. Spread out the ricotta cheese evenly and sprinkle with mozzarella.  Top with parm. cheese. Bake on bottom rack at 400 for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

Tuesday: Pan roasted chicken with shallots (or white onion) and zucchini
1 T. olive oil
1 large onion cut into thin slices
Zucchini (med) cut into strips
4 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts
Salt/pepper/parsley to taste

Heat oil in large skillet to medium heat. Add seasoned chicken (with salt and pepper) and cook for two minutes. Add onion and turn chicken. Keep turning chicken and onion to prevent sticking. Cook for 8-10 min or until chicken isn't pink.  Transfer to serving plate and cook zucchini in chicken and oil reserve. Serve hot.

Wednesday: Salmon and wild rice
4 small wild salmon fillets
2 T. olive oil
1 T. lemon juice
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
Uncle Ben's Instant Rice

Marinate salmon in zip-lock bag with oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce for at least 4 hours or overnight. Grill until flaky in skillet or grill. Serve with wild rice and a veggie.

Thursday: Egg fajitas
Flour tortillas
Shredded cheese
Sour cream

Cook eggs (scramble) set on flour tortilla and sprinkle cheese on. Add salsa and sour cream if you want to.  Roll up and cut in half.

Friday: Blue Cheese Pasta
10 oz. angel hair pasta
1/4 lb blue cheese
1/4 cup whipping cream (obviously this isn't a low fat recipe!)
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper (pinch of each)

Cook pasta and drain. While pasta is cooking mix everything else (except Parmesan cheese) together in a bowl.  Add pasta to cheese, stir in skillet and cook on low for a few minutes to melt cheese. Top with parm cheese.

Saturday: Take your wife/husband out to eat (seriously)

Sunday: Leftovers

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