Greetings Charleston. Public school classes begin August 19, 2011, in Kanawha County. Right about now, all of the area Kroger and Wal-Mart stores are packed with back to school shoppers.
Here are a couple of more recipes to make planning school lunches a little easier. If you would like some more ideas on healthy lunches for your kids, write to me at [email protected]
Chicken Bacon Cheddar Melt
- boneless chicken breast halves, skin removed
- 2 teaspoons butter or margarine
- 2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 small Onion, sliced
- 4 slices toasted bread
- 4 teaspoons steak sauce
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- slices cooked bacon
- Place chicken breast halves between pieces of waxed paper and pound to about 1/4-inch thickness. In a large skillet, cook sliced onion in butter and olive oil until softened.
- Remove onion from skillet. Add chicken to skillet; cook for about 7 to 9 minutes on each side, or until browned and no longer pink. Place toasted bread slices on a large baking sheet; spread each slice with 1 teaspoon steak sauce.
- Top each slice of bread with a cooked chicken breast half, two slices of cooked bacon, onion slices, and shredded cheese. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 1 or 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Easy Turkey Chili
- 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cups water
- 1 (28 ounce) can canned crushed tomatoes
- 1 (16 ounce) can canned kidney beans – drained, rinsed
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Place turkey in the pot, and cook until evenly brown. Stir in onion, and cook until tender.
- Pour water into the pot. Mix in tomatoes, kidney beans, and garlic. Season chili powder, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes.
Eat well, and live long!
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