While the weather is still nice, we need quick, easy meals so we can spend more time outdoors. The following recipes are from Kathleen Williams of St. Albans, WV.
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp.dried basil
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 jar (28 oz.) meatless spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup red wine or chicken broth
Hot cooked angel hair pasta or spaghetti
In nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook chicken for 6 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm. Add mushrooms, garlic, basil and Italian seasoning to skillet; saute until mushrooms are tender. Stir in sauce and wine or broth. Add chicken; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until heated through. Serve over pasta.
Serves: 4 at 322 calories each not including pasta.
Italian Bread Salad
4 slices Italian or French bread (1-inch thick)
2 Tbsp. olive or vegetable oil, divided
2 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise and sliced
1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
2-3 green onions, sliced
2 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese
3 Tbsp. cider or red wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp. dried basil
Brush both sides of bread with 1 Tbsp. oil. Place on baking sheet. Broil 5 inches from heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Cut into 1/2-inch cubes. In a bowl, gently toss cubes, tomato, cucumber, onions and cheese. Divide among 4 lettuce-lined salad plates. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, garlic, basil and remaining oil. Drizzle over salads. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4 servings.
1/4 cup raspberry preserves
2 Tbsp. orange juice
1 pint lemon ice or sherbet
In a bowl, combine preserves and orange juice. Spoon 1 Tbsp. each into 4 dessert dishes. Top each with a scoop of lemon ice. Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4 servings.
This last thought from Norma Woodbridge.
Lord of the highways
And lonely paths of life,
Be Thou my Shepherd
Through noise and busy strife;
I need a Tranquil journey
All throughout the day,
So I can give Thee glory –
My Life, my Truth, my Way.
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Until next time,