GREEK RICE AND FETA CHEESE

This recipe goes well with the chicken souvlaki:

1 cup long grained rice

1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth

1/2 cup water

2 tbls Olive Oil

1 tbls butter

3/4 cup diced onion

3 garlic cloves minced

2 tbls lemon juice

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp fresh oregano

6 cups baby spinach  washed and spun dry

Fresh ground pepper – to taste

Feta cheese – as little or as much that you want

On medium heat combine rice, broth and water – bring to a boil – reduce heat and simmer for 15-18 min. until rice is cooked.

In a skillet melt butter and add olive oil, add onions, minced garlic cook until onions are soft.

Add lemon juice and oregano

Stir in spinach and cook until spinach slightly wilts

Add crumbled feta and let melt.

Add mixture to cooked rice mix throughout rice and serve immediately.

Enjoy!

CHICKEN SOUVLAKI

This is one of my favourite recipes.  Cooks up in no time and I always make extra so I can use the chicken in a different recipe the next day.

Chicken can be barbecued or cooked in a 375 – 400 degree oven.

4 chicken Breast

2 tsp Oregano

1 tsp garlic

1 tsp season salt

1/2 – 1 tsp black pepper

1 lemon, juice of

vegetable oil, same amount as lemon juice

Cut chicken into skewer sized pieces

Mix chicken with oregano, garlic, salt and pepper

Marinate for 3o min.

Put chicken on skewers (if using wooden  – soak in water for 30 min.)

If cooking in oven- place skewered chicken on an oiled grill pan

Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until chicken is done but moist.

cooking on barbecue – cook until meat is no longer pink but moist

Once out of the oven or off the barbecue, pour vegetable oil and lemon juice on every piece of chicken and serve immediately.

Delicious….

RESERVATIONS RECIPE

When I started the recipe section of my blog – my intention was to post quick easy recipes as I go along in  my busy little life – Unfortunately, I haven’t had the time – the other day when searching for a recipe on http://www.supercook.com ( a website where you put the ingredients you have in the search engine and recipes with those ingredients come up) I found the recipe below:

Reservations Recipe

1 can of tuna

1 package of pasta

 

leave both contents on the counter and when you’re husband comes home and he asks what’s for dinner – tell him tuna surprise – he’ll say let’s go out for dinner!

Thought this was too cute and had to share!

 

QUICK GREAT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!

Make a double batch and keep some in the freezer – they don’t last very long so hide some!

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour

1tsp of baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup of butter or margarine

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

3/4 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp of vanilla

2 cups of  semi-sweet chocolate chips

or 1 cup of M & M’s and 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Method:

Preheat oven to 350

In a big bowl mix flour, baking soda and salt.

In electric mixer (kitchen aid) mix butter, brown sugar, white sugar,2 eggs and vanilla.

Mix until smooth and slowly add flour mix.

Add Chocolate chips  –  mix in by hand.

Drop batter by the spoonful on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Cook for 10 – 12 minutes.  Remove and cool on rack before placing in containers.

Make lots they’ll be gone in no time!  Great for the kids lunches  – not so good for mom’s waistline!