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Turkey Day Turkey Meal – Gobble, Gobble

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Amazing meal for Thanksgiving or Christmas! Everything you need in 1 post!

Under Skin Butter Rub:
1 Stick of Butter, softened
1tsp Lemon Juice
1.5T Fresh Garlic, minced
2tsp Lawrys Seasoned Salt, or more to taste (Plus, some for later sprinkling)
1tsp Paprika (Plus, some for later sprinkling)
1/2tsp Garlic Powder (Plus, some for later sprinkling)
1/2tsp Onion Powder (Plus, some for later sprinkling)
1/2tsp Pepper
1tsp Brown Sugar

Olive Oil (For last 30-1hr drizzle)

Inside Turkey:
1 Lemon HALF, stab a few times on skin
Onions, cut large

Broth:
3c Chicken/Turkey Broth
1/2T Lemon Juice
1/2tsp Pepper
1tsp Fresh Garlic

Bottom of Turkey Pan:
1c Celery
2c Carrots
1 Onion
4 Potatoes, halved or Quartered

Gravy:
Pour Turkey Juices into a bowl, separate the fat off the top. Reserve both.
3-5T Turkey Fat (Add butter to accommodate)
Up to 5T Flour
Heat Turkey Fat/Butter stir in Flour til a rich brown roux. Stir constantly, add in:
2-3c Turkey Pan Juices (Or 2c Chicken Broth+1c Pan Juices)
1 Dried Bay Leaf
1/4tsp Sea Salt, or more to taste

Stuffing:
Gizzard/ liver, cut up (I discard Heart)
12T Butter
Sautee above. Add in:
2/3c Carrot Sticks, chop small
2/3c Celery, cut small
1/2 Onion, chopped
Sautee Above. Add in:
1.5c Vegi Broth
3c Chicken Broth
Boil, then, simmer for 10min. Add in:
3 Boxes of Ready to Make Stuffing (Turkey)
1/4tsp Sea Salt, or more to taste

Directions:
Allow Turkey to sit in Room Temp for a lil bit. Make Butter Rub (I melted Butter and added rest. Put in Freezer til it was form-able.). Roll Butter Rub into ball. Place under skin. Slightly rub around (It will melt down as it heats). Roll lil balls and place into Leg Skin, as well.
Pour Broth Mixture over Turkey. I reserved a LIL teaspoon of Butter Rub, melted some, and rubbed around turkey skin.
In Turkey Cavity, add in some Onions and 1 half of lemon (Stab with knife around skin).
Cook Turkey in Roaster at 450 for 30minutes. Then, 325 for the rest (15min per pound of Turkey).
Stuffing: Mince Liver. Cut up Turkey Neck. Put slices in Gizzard. Add Butter to pan. Saute Turkey Neck and Gizzard. Add in Liver and Vegis. Saute. Add in Broths. Bring to Boil. Then, Simmer til all’s cooked. Remove and Cool. Add to fridge until it’s time to remove juice from Turkey (Next step). Once ready, bring to boil. Remove Neck and Gizzard. Add in Stuffing Boxes. Toss, add Sea Salt. Cook/Bake to desired texture.
Last 30min, or so: I dump the Juices from the Turkey Pan (STRAIN and reserve BOTH Vegis and Juice!!!). Cover and set Vegis aside. Skim, and reserve, the fat off the top of juice. You will need 3-5T skimmed Fat and 2c Broth/Turkey Juice for Gravy. Toss rest. (Use Butter to compensate for lack of Fat, if needed).
Drizzle 1tsp Olive Oil over Turkey. Sprinkle Turkey with Lawry’s Seasonal Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, and Paprika. Place back into Roaster (I removed inner pan.). Roast at 325-400 for additional 30min to an hour.
Gravy: Add to pan, 5T skimmed Fat, add Butter to compensate. Heat, adding in 5T Flour. WHISK, continuously, until a nice brown. Add in Turkey Juices, Bay Leaf, and Sea Salt. Whisk continuously til desired thickness. Keep in mind that it thickens as it cools. Remove Bay Leaf after it sets a few minutes once completed.
Allow Turkey to rest about 30minutes, slightly uncovered.
tTt’s Mashed Potatoes: Here!
Green Bean Casserole:
Here!
Eat up… Gobble Gobble.

NOTES: For Broths, I used Cubes and Water!

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Tay’s Cowboy Burger topped with Tay’s Cowboy Jalapeno Sauce

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1 lb Ground Beef
1/2 lb Ground Pork Sausage
1T-1.5T McCormick’s BBQ Seasoning (I did 1)
1tsp Chili Powder
1/4tsp Chipotle Powder
1/4tsp Cocoa Powder
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp Pepper
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1T Green Onions, minced

Buns

Toppings: PEPPERED BACON, Fried Onions, Tomato, Jalapeno,
Provolone or Velveeta Jalapeno Cheese, Mustard/Ketchup,
and Cowboy Jalapeno Sauce:
4T Mayo
1T Jalapeno, minced, or more to taste
3/4tsp McCormick’s BBQ Seasoning, or more to taste
1/8tsp Brown Sugar
1/4tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Lemon Juice
1tsp Louisiana Hot Sauce

Premix Burger Mix (First 11 Ingredients). Marinade 1 hour in fridge. Premix Sauce Ingredients, place in fridge til use. Nicely Pepper Bacon Slices. I Bake til crispy. Set aside, covered, til use. Grill Burgers (Awesome on Charcoal Grill, if done right). Right off the Grill, top with Cheese (I used Velveeta Jalapeno Cheese, not a lot, just enough). Top with Bacon and other Toppings. Be sure to use Tay’s Cowboy Jalapeno Sauce! With FRIED ONIONS, Tomatoes, More Jalapenos, and optional: Ketchup/Mustard (I did Ketchup/Mustard on one Bun, and loaded the Cowboy Jalapeno Sauce on the other Bun).

Tay’s Fall Pork-wiches served with (Optional) Mustard Sauce

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Great Fall Time Man-wich! Get your Eat On!

1.5 lb PORK Roast (Or More)

2c Apple Cider (Essential Everyday 100% Juice-Apple CIDER)
2 Beef Broth Cubes, crushed
1/4tsp Hickory Liquid Smoke
1.5-2tsp Brown Sugar (I did 2)
1tsp Cinnamon Powder (Don’t Skip!)
1/2tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
3/4 Med. Onion
1/2T Garlic Cloves, minced

1/3c Reserved Crock Juices (After Cooking), or more to taste
1/4-1/3c HONEY BBQ Sauce (Later adding)

Buns of Choice
Tay’s Mustard Sauce (Recipe below. Great Flavor Combo, try it!)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Add, and stir, Apple Cider, Broth Cubes, Smoke, Sugar, Cinnamon, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onions, and minced Garlic in Crock. Cook on Low 6-8 hours. Shred Meat. Reserve 1/3c Cooked Juices. Toss rest of Juice (OR SAVE for serving time sandwich DIPPING!).
Mix together 1/3c Reserved Juices with the Honey BBQ Sauce. Add Shredded Meat to Crock. Stir in BBQ Mixture. Cook on Warm or Low for 15-20 minutes. Serve on Buns with a drizzle of Tay’s Mustard Sauce (Recipe right below).
Leftovers are great on Soft Shell with: Tay’s Mustard Sauce, Sour Cream, Salsa, and Cheese.

Tay’s MUSTARD SAUCE Recipe:
1/4c Regular Mustard
3T Mayo
1/2tsp Brown Sugar
1/2T White Vinegar
1tsp Worcestershire
1tsp Lemon Juice
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Chipotle Powder
1/4tsp Pepper
1/8tsp Sea Salt

 – CHECK OUT OUR Other Post: Get the Most of Your Roast- HERE

Chipotle Rasberry Pork-wiches

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1.5 lb Pork Roast
1c Beef Broth (I used Water + Crushed Broth Cubes)
2-3T can Chipotle in Adobo Sauce, minced, or more to taste
1/2T Garlic, minced
1/2tsp Cumin
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Pepper
(Optional, I SKIPPED, for Xtra Sweetness: 1/2tsp Brown Sugar)

Sauce (Later adding. Optional to double up on Sauce):
4T Reserved Juice from Crock (After cooking)
1/3c HONEY BBQ
1tsp Chipotle in Adobo, minced
2T Raspberry Preserve

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Add, and mix, Beef Broth, Chipotle in Adobo, Garlic, Cumin, Onion Powder, Pepper to Crock. Add in Meat. Cook on low 8 hours, turning around in juices. Shred up. Reserve 4T of Juices. Discard rest.  Mix Sauce. Add to shredded Meat. Keep on Warm or Low for about 15-20minutes. Serve on Buns of Choice.
 – CHECK OUT OUR Other Post: Get the Most of Your Roast- HERE

Tay’s Sausage FRIED BREAD and GRAVY

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Mmmm Mmmm Tasty…

Freezer Loaf  (+ Deep Fryer & Crisco Oil)

Desired Scrambled Eggs w/ Meat
– (We did Eggs (Seasoned w/ Basil, Oregano, Pepper, lil Milk, chopped Onions). Cooked with Turkey Sausage Links, cut up (Or Pork Sausage). Moz./Parm. Cheese is OPTIONAL.)

Favorite Sausage Gravy (I used canned)

I thaw 1-2 loafs.
Cook/Scramble Eggs and Sausage.
Heat Oil about 375-400. Break of pieces of Dough and stretch out to about palm size. Deep Fry (I use deep fryer grated bowl to help hold dough in oil, helping to fry flat). Brown each side, place onto paper toweled plate. Season with a Garlic Powder and a lil Garlic Salt. Top with Eggs and Sausage Mix. Pour on Gravy.

Quicky Lunch… Kid Approved!

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We all know our Pizza Sticks… But, here’s a quicky Pizza-rrito (Same idear):

Soft Shells
Pizza Shredded Cheese
Turkey Pepperoni Slices
Toppings of Choice: We just did Pepperoni. But, options: Onions, Peppers, Jalapenos, Olives, etc.
Shake of Grated Parmesan
Shake of Oregano

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray
Garlic Powder

Spaghetti Sauce (Or Pizza)

Add Pepperoni to Soft Shells. Top with Cheese, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Seasons, and other Toppings of Choice. Roll, tucking in sides. Heat Skillet. Spray both sides of Wraps with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray. Brown each side. Sprinkle LIGHTLY with Garlic Powder. Serve with Sauce for Dipping.

Vacation Meal Plan of Attack 2016

Here’s our Plan of Attack for 2016 (2014, 2015 Vacay Meal Prep):

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TIP: LOOK OUT FOR SALES-Prep few months in advance:
Frozen Burger Patties
Pkgs. Hot Dogs (Freeze)
Chicken Legs
Other Meats (Ground Meats, Bacon, Roast, Chicken, whatever)
Buns (Buy close to, but Keep Eye Out for Coupons, etc. For Purchase)
Cheese Bricks
Miracle Whip (Sandwiches/Tuna or Bacon Salad)
Canned Items (Tomatoes, Corn, Beans, etc.)
DON’T FREEZE MEATS that have been Frozen then already Thawed!
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 A few BREAKFAST / LUNCH Ideas:
– Lunch Meat Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Canned Food, whatever…

Chicken Bacon Fiesta-Wiches
 – CHICKEN SALAD SANDWICHES
2 Frozen Chicken Breast (Boiled in water with few CRUSHED Chicken Broth Cubes)
3T-4T canned Southwestern Corn (Peppers/Onions kind)*
2T REAL Bacon Bits
Sauce:
1 TO 1.5T Mayo
1 TO 1.5T Miracle Whip
3/4tsp Lemon Juice (Fridge kind)

For Serving: A lil swipe Miracle Whip, Buns/Wraps

Boil in water with few CRUSHED chicken broth cubes. Remove chicken, shred. In bowl mix Sauce ingredients. Mix in rest. Place in tightly sealed container. KKEP COLD! Eat within week.

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 – Frozen Burritos (Any works, ours are tTt’s Sausage, Egg, Taters):
Potatoes, cubed small
Olive Oil + shake of Seasonal Salt
add to pan, add Potatoes, season with:
Dried Oregano, Basil, Pepper

1 lb Ground Pork Sausage, cooked with:
1/2 pkg. Frozen Sweet Bell Pepper/Onion Mix
4 Mushrooms, sliced or chopped

Scrambled Eggs+ Basil Oregano

Soft Shells
Mayo
Shredd. Cheese

PreCooking: Cube Potatoes. Mix Olive Oil with Seasoned Salt. Add to pan, add Potatoes. Cook and Season with Oregano, Basil, Pepper. In sep. pan cook Sausage with Pepper Mix and Mushrooms. On Soft Shell add All (Including Mayo, Shredd. Cheese). Butter Flavor Cooking Spray skillet. Brown all sides. Freeze single layer on plate sprayed with cooking spray (Don’t allow to touch, may stick). Wrap in Foil if using Crockpot Cooking Method (May need to Butter Cooking Spray Foils before wrapping!).
Cooking: Rub with wet finger. Microwave. Bake: Butter spray pan and tops. Bake. Or, place pre-prepped Burritos in foil that was SPRAYED WITH BUTTER FLAVOR COOKING SPRAY. Wrap. Freeze. Add to Crock and Cook on Low/Warm til warmed through. Rotate if needed.
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Using Leftover Potatoes (From Burger Foils) and having Frozen Pork Sausage at home, we made some tasty Breakfasts. Here’s one:
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Potatoes fried in Crisco (What we had for Fish fry, if we caught any), seasoned with Pepper, Basil, Oregano, and a lil Salt. Side Aside and top with Sandwich Cheese Slices and Onions (Onions Optional). Cover to melt.
Give light wipe of Pan with Paper Towel. Cook Sausage. In same pan, in Sausage Grease, fry up some Eggs.
Pork Sausage served under Eggs. Look at those about to Burst Yolks!
Toast on Side

********* MAIN (Supper) MEALS: *********

– Frozen premade store bought Burgers/Hot Dogs
Simple… You know how to cook.


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– CHILI DOGS
Hot Dogs/Brats (Keep Frozen til use)
Hormel Chili (Or Favorite)
Shredd. Chedd. Cheese
Buns, Ketchup, Mayo (Optional)
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– CHICKEN LEGS / TUNA (Or BACON) SALAD (Forgot Tuna, so made BACON Salad)

 – BBQ Chicken:
Family Size Pkg. Chicken Legs, skin removed
3T White Vinegar
1-1.5T McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1.5-2T McCormick’s BBQ Seasoning

Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey BBQ Sauce (Optional, some liked it plain, too)

PrePrep:
Buy Chicken NON FROZEN!!! REMOVE SKIN! Place Chicken and Vinegar into ziploc bag. Mix Around. Add in McCormick’s Seasonings. Toss evenly. Lay Flat, Freeze!
Cooking: Thaw, cook on Grill. Near end, brush with BBQ (Optional. Tasty plain, too).

 – BACON SALAD 
(Was gonna be  Tuna Salad, but forgot Tuna!):
Space Saver– I bought Miracle Whip. I kept a lil over 1/2 the jar. Rest I placed into separate container (For sandwiches on vacation). Then, I used Miracle Whip Jar to store the Salad SAUCE. In jar, I did:

I kept a lil more than 1/2 jar Miracle Whip (Leave in jar!)
1+1/4tsp Lawry’s Seasonal Salt
1/4-1/2tsp Paprika
1.5T Dill Pickle Juice from Pickle Container (USE A TASTY Dill Pickle!)
1/8 tsp Onion Powder
  -MIX ABOVE INGREDIENTS IN Miracle Whip container.
-Then, add to jar, on top of Sauce (Don’t mix in):

1.5c Shredd. Cheddar Cheese
1c Frozen Peas
  -Place on lid.
-1 hour Prior to Serving:

About 2c uncooked Macaroni Noodles, cooked
Baked Bacon, cut up (Kept in pkg. Cooked day of making)

PrePrep: I premade sauce morning of trip. For leak reinforcement: I placed some plastic over top of Miracle Whip jar (I used ripped sandwich bag. Reinforced seal), twisted on top. Keep cold til serving.
About 1 hour prior to serving: Cook Bacon. Cook noodles (I add pinch of Salt and a lil Oil to keep from sticking). Mix Sauce and Bacon together. Add Noodles into Sauce, to consistency desired. Toss rest. I always have it a little saucy, as it’ll sit and absorb some. Keep cold til serving.
OPTIONAL to top with Cherry Tomatoes for Serving. You can also keep the Miracle Whip unopened, and place pickle juice and Seasoning in a small container and place into Noodle Box, place in fridge on arrival. Mix as needed. Your choice.
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– HAMBURGER FOILS:
Frozen Burger Patties, 1 per foil
1 Potato per foil, diced
1 bag Baby Carrots, split up (1 bag lasted 6 foils)
Chopped Onions (We used 2 small for 4 people)
1 Onion Season Pkt. (A small sprinkle per foil. It goes a LONG way!)
1-2T Butter per packet, we forgot, and a smidge of Crisco worked well!

Prep: We buy a pkg. of Frozen Burger Patties, and KEEP FROZEN til use. Doubles as ice for cooler.
Cooking: I cut vegis at cooking. Dice potatoes and cut onions. Give each person foil. Kids love making their own! Add in desired vegis. Top with butter or crisco. Add one frozen burger to top. A small sprinkle of onion pkt. seasoning. Double or triple wrap. Add to hot fire pit coals. Ours cooked in about 45 minutes (Time varies). Rotate, we didn’t flip!
Rest of burgers we had for supper another night. We also ate leftover Tuna Salad with this meal.
Healthier options: Turkey Burger. Butter Spray/Olive Oil/Coconut Oil

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– FRITO TACO SALAD, a ritual for a while now.
1.5-2lb Beef
2 GOOD Taco Season Pkt.
1/2c Water
1/2 can Diced Tomatoes, undrained
3/4c Salsa
1/2can Refried Beans*
1 small onion, chopped (Added right before freezing)

Serving: Serve with tomatoes (Canned works), fritos, sour cream, shredd. cheese, lettuce, whatever other toppings of choice.

PreCooking: Cook beef. Add in taco seasons, beans, salsa, tomatoes with juice, shakes of: Garlic Powder, Chili Powder, Onion Powder.
Allow to cool. Place in freezer bag (I double bag), lay flat.
Cooking: Throw into crock. (I kept on warm, flipping.) Serve with toppings of choice.
*(If using, rest of cans we used for tacos, the night I premade meals) These are also optional. Point is, just premake and freeze.)

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 – SICILIAN DELUXE MEATBALL SUBS:
Sauce:
1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 lb. Turkey Sweet Italian Sausage Links, remove from casings
2T Balsamic Vinegar
1.5T Red Wine Vinegar
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1/2c canned whole Olives, halved
1/2c Onions (I believe I did Sweet Red)
4T jarred whole Pepperoncini, minced
1/2c Sweet Mini Bell Peppers (Optional)

1 jar Tomato Onion Garlic Spaghetti Sauce
1 can Basil Oregano Tomatoes, drained
1 can Tomato Paste
1/2tsp Brown Sugar
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1/4 Dried Red Pepper Flakes
1/8tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Dried Rosemary

1lb. Meatballs (LATER ADDING-Keep frozen)
Provolone Brick (Later Adding-Freeze)
Hot Dog Buns (For Serving)

I cut my links into chunks (Can remove casings and cook as ground). Cook in Oil with Onions. Add in Garlic and Vinegars. Cook down some. Add Olives, Peppers, and Pepperoncinis. Cook down juices. Once juices are mostly gone, add in rest of ingredients. Simmer a lil bit.
ONCE COOLED… Add to Ziploc Bag, on it’s side. FREEZE. Cooking: Add Regular Beef Meatballs to Crock with Sauce. Cook on Low. Top with Cheese last 30min-1hour. Serve on Buns/Wraps/Hoagies with Cheese… We used Hot Dog Buns. Mayo/Miracle Whip is Optional.

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 – SLOPPIES
1.5lb – 2lb Ground Pork or Beef
Brown Meat, season with few good shakes of:
Basil
Oregano
Garlic Powder
1 can diced Basil Oregano Tomatoes, drained
1 can Manwich Sloppy Joe Mix
1 sm. Onion
Celery, minced

Cook all above. Once cooled. Add to ziploc bag, lay on it’s side, for flat storage. Freeze. Cooking: Add to Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Crock… Cook on Low or Warm til thawed and heated through. Eat on Bread or Buns.

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 – EASY PHILLY (Stems from This Recipe and This One) 
1-1.5 lb. Chili Style Ground Beef or Pork (I used 1/2lb. Beef 1lb. Turkey-What I had)
1tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2T Soy Sauce
1tsp Worcestershire
1tsp Dried Oregano
1 Beef or Chicken Broth Cube, crushed
1/2T Grated Parmesan Cheese
1c (Packed) Kale or Spinach Mix
Up To 1/2c Green Peppers, sliced (Don’t Add, Yet)
1/4-1/2c Onions, to taste (Don’t Add, Yet!)

Provolone Cheese Brick (Freeze)

Cook in skillet all above, EXCEPT Peppers, Onions, and Provolone. Once cooled, add to ziploc bag. ADD IN Peppers and Onions. Lay on side (I folded mine in half). Freeze. Cooking: Cook on Low or Warm til heated through. Top with Cheese. Once Melted, serve on Buns of Choice with Miracle Whip/Mayo. Or try packing away a small container of Tay’s Balsamic Garlic Sauce.

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 – CARNE ASADA CHILI (Stems from This Recipe):
1.5-2 lb. Chuck Roast or Chicken Marinade:
1/2 Taco Pkt. (I used Fiesta Style)
2 1/2T White Vinegar
1/4c Soy Sauce
1T Cumin
1/2T Garlic Powder
1/2T Onion Powder
1/2T Dried Oregano
1tsp Chili Powder
1tsp Paprika

1/2 pkg. Sweet MINI Bell Pepper Mix (Orange Red Yellow)
Onions
Mushrooms (Optional)
1 Sweet Potatoes, diced
1 can (Mild) Black Beans with Jalapeno in LIME JUICE, drained
1 can Southwestern Corn (Bell Pepper/Onion kind), drained

RICE:
2c Rice (Instant)
2c Water
2 Chicken Broth Cubes, crushed

Add NON FROZEN Meat to Bag. Add in Marinade Ingredients. Mix Around. Lay as Flat as you can. Freeze. Cook Rice in Water with Broth Cubes (I cook in Microwave). Once Cooled to handle, place in Freezer Bag. I flattened and Folded. Freeze.
In A SEPARATE Freezer Bag, Add in Vegis. Lay flat and Freeze.
Cooking: Add all to Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Crock Pot. Cook on Low til all’s done. Shred up Meat. Last hour, I wrapped Rice in Foil and place RIGHT ON TOP of Chili to cook. Serve each bowl of Chili with a lil Rice, Sour Cream, Salsa, and Fritos/Tortillas.
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OTHER OPTIONS
Roast Wiches (Don’t Pre Cook. Add ingredients to freezer bag, MINUS Water that the Broth Cubes call for (Takes up too much room!). Write on Freezer Bag the amount of Water needed during cooking.
Black Bean Salad Tacos
– Root Beer Barbacoa
Tay’s Easy Chili
Soups
tTt’s Trailer Trash Legs (Buffalo)
*** Vacation Meals 2014
*** Vacation Meals 2015

 

Aspara-FOILS (Asparagus Foils)

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OH MY DELICIOUSNESS!
These are AMAZING! Easy to Make. Grill, Bake, Stove Top. Or, even cook as Camping Foils (Right on the Hot Coals).

Butter Flavored Cooking Spray
10 Fresh Asparagus Sticks
3 Bacon Slices, cut to 1 in. sizes
Mushroom, sliced
2tsp-1T Onion Soup Mix Packet (We did 1T)
Good Shake of Pepper
TINY Pinch of Sea  Salt (Optional)

Butter Spray Foils. Lay in Bacon. Top with Asparagus, then Mushroom. Sprinkle over Onion Pkt. Powder, then Pepper and Salt. Wrap up in Foil. Bake or toss onto Grill, as we did. Once all’s cooked/Soft. Eat!

Sloppy Buffalos

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1 – 1.5 lb. Ground Beef (Turkey/Chicken for lighter. Pork, can be used.)
1 Sloppy Joe Packet (Store Brand)
1/2tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1/4c Buffalo Sauce (Store Brand)
1/4c Louisiana Hot Sauce (Store Brand)
2T Ketchup
3T Water
(About 1/4c, or so) Baby Carrots, grated
(About 1/4c, or so) Celery, minced *See notes
(About 1/4c, or so) Onion, cut small

 Sauce:
1/3c Hidden Valley Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing
1/3c Wishbone Blue Cheese Dressing
1 – 1.5tsp Fresh Green Onions, minced
1 Cucumber, peeled, deseeded, grated

Fresh Tomatoes, diced
Buns or Wraps of Choice 

Premake Sauce. Place in fridge (Optional to set grated Cucumber in strainer and allow to drain some, I didn’t.)
Brown Beef, drain excess juices, if needed. Add in Packet, Season, Sauces, Ketchup, Water, Vegis. Simmer til thick. Top onto Bun or Wrap of Choice (We used Joseph’s Flaxseed Flatbread).

Notes: I add a little more Minced Celery at end, for a nice crunch. Tasty.

Tay’s Carne A-Salad (Carne Asada Salad)

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Marinade Steak or Pork (4hrs):
2T Soy Sauce
1T+1tsp White Vinegar
1T Taco Seasoning Pkt.
1/2T Cumin
3/4tsp Garlic Powder
3/4tsp Onion Powder
3/4tsp Dried Oregano
1/2tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp Paprika

HIDDEN VALLEY Cilantro Lime RANCH Dressing

Lettuce
Sweet MINI Bell Peppers
Red Onions
Cherry Tomatoes
Carrot Slivers
Seasoned Texas Toast Croutons

Optionals:
1/4c Corn
1c canned Pinto Beans, rinsed, drained
1 Avocado, cubed small (Or top each bowl with Our Citrus Avocado Sauce)
Tortilla Strips/Fritos

Marinade Meat. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL! Cook. Cut up to desired size.
Mix all ingredients into bowl. Add Meat (Or mix in with Salad Ingredients). Add in Dressing (USE CILANTRO LIME RANCH!!!). Top with Croutons/Tortillas (And, Citrus Avocado Sauce, if using). EAT!


Charcoal Grilling Tip: If it tastes like straight up smoke… You’re doing it wrong! We build a hill in center of grill. Light charcoal (We used Regular Charcoal). Once coals are ashy grey, they are ready. Place on food, on outside of hill of charcoal. Prop Grill Open, using a Slightly crushed pop can. Chicken: Lay Chicken on outer part of grill (Outside hill). Once Chicken isn’t sticking to grate, so much, it’s ready to flip. Flip once, that’s it. Cook til Thermometer reads correct temp.


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Tay’s Balsamic Watermelon Strawberry Salsa – And, a few ideas for it! Including EASY & HEALTHY Pizzas!

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1/2c Strawberries, chopped
1c Watermelon, cubed small
1 can Basil Oregano Garlic Diced Tomatoes, DRAINED
1/2c Sweet Mini Bell Peppers, chopped
2tsp Balsamic Vinegar
2tsp Green Onions, minced
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
2-3T Red Onions (I did 2.5T)
1/2tsp Lemon Juice (100% Fridge Kind)
1/4tsp Dried Mint
1tsp Fresh Cilantro, minced (Try WITHOUT FIRST, then add)

– Optional (I skipped. Forgot.):
1tsp Jalapeno, deseed Minced
1/2c Goat Cheese or Crumbled Feta (Optional, I skip for Pizza)

Toss all. Allow to Marinade 20 minutes.
Ideas for Use: Salsa for Chips. Salsa for Sweetened Shells (Fry Soft Shell in Butter. Toss in Sugar and Cinnamon.) Serve as Topping for Wrap, Sandwich, Balsamic Burgers, or Quesadillas. Or, as we did… MAKE Taco Shell Pizza.

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Tay’s Chicken/Bacon w/ Balsamic Watermelon/Strawberry Salsa Pizzas:
Chicken (I marinaded in White Vinegar and McCormick’s Montreal Steak)
Bacon

Shredded Cheese of Choice
Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
Tay’s Balsamic Watermelon and Strawberry Salsa
Soft Shells
Pepper, Dried Oregano (Oregano Optional)

I marinaded Chicken 1hr. Cut up. I added Avocado Oil to skillet. Cooked Chicken, if excess juices- Drain it, to help crispify (Especially, for Bacon). Add in Bacon to Chicken. Cook all (Draining excess juices, if needed). Cut up all to smaller pieces. Or toss all in Oven, Bake.
Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Baking Pan. Lay in Soft Shells (Optional to Butter Spray OUTSIDE Edges, to help brown). Top with Chicken, then Bacon. Top with Salsa. Top with Cheeses of Choice (I used Moz., then sprinkle of Pepperjack.+Jalapeno, then, a small sprinkle of Cheddar). Sprinkle Tops with Grated Parmesan (Be sure to get the outside Edge nicely), Pepper, and Dried Oregano (Optional)
Bake, uncovered, at 450 for about 8 minutes.

Tay’s TAYsty Pasta

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AMAZING Dish! With a SECRET Ingredient! Most know of the Italian Salad Recipe. This one has a few things that make it STAND OUT! Plus, Lower in Calories, than most. 

16 oz. Garden Delight Rotini Noodles
1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4tsp Sea Salt

 SAUCE (Premix):
1 Bottle Regular Italian Salad Dressing (Store Brand: Essential)
1.5T BALSAMIC Vinegar (Use! Don’t skip!)
1.5T Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
1tsp White Sugar
NICE SIZE 1/2c jarred Roasted SWEET Red & Yellow Peppers in Marinade, chopped

1c Mild Cheddar Cheese Brick, cubed
1c canned Basil Garlic Oregano Tomatoes, drained well
3/4c Cub Foods Signature Honey Ham, minced (*SEE NOTES)
1 pkg. TURKEY Pepperoni Slices
1 can small/pitted Black Olives, drained well
1/2c Red Onions, chopped or minced

PREMIX Sauce Ingredients. Set aside. Cook Noodles in Boiling Water with Salt and Oil (Oil helps noodles from later sticking).  Drain well. Rinse with Cold Water, drain well, again. Be gentle.
Add all to bowl. CAREFULLY MIX all Ingredients. Add to fridge til use.
Please note, the longer it sits, the MORE the noodles will soak up flavor of sauce. Creating a less flavorful dish.

*** NOTES: I was GOING to use Salami instead of Ham (Was even thinking of using BOTH Ham AND Salami!)… Buuut, I forgot Salami. THEN, I was going to use just Ham Steak (Diced) … Buuuut, didn’t cook it… So, I had some FRESH Cut Signature Honey Ham from Cub Foods… Minced it. Was AMAZING. Not looking Back. My laziness paid off!
Salami (Diced) in place of Ham OR, Better Yet BOTH!… Is just fine. MEAT IS YOUR PREFERENCE! We used Turkey Pepperoni to cut Cals. It was AWESOME! Also, for Cheese, you can choose to do: 1/2c Mild Cheddar (Cubed) with 1/2c Other Cheese of Choice (Cubed).

Boring Salads NO MORE!

Salads DO NOT have to be Boring! Many ways to get those Vegis in. To Cut on some Calories and Carbohydrates and, yet, STILL BE SATISFIED! 

Here are just a Few of MANY to get the Idears rolling in! 

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(Above) Click Here for Carne A-Salad (Carne Asada Salad)

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(Above 2 Photos) Loaded BLT Salad SUPER EASY to make!

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(Above) Loaded TAYco Salad (Loaded Taco Salad). AMAZING!

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*** COMING SOON (Tonight or Tomorrow): Mandarin Pinto Salad, BBQ Pork Salad! So, check back!

Tay’s Hot Dago Casserole

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Just when you didn’t think there were any other ways to enjoy this…
Healthier than most dishes Similar to this, using Turkey Meat.

11.5 lb. Jennie-O Sweet Italian TURKEY Sausage, cut up
1/2c Turkey Pepperoni
1 pkg. Turkey Meatballs
1/2c SWEET Mini Peppers, chopped (Or Frozen Pepper/Onion Mix)
1 Onion (Or Frozen Pepper/Onion Mix)
 SAUCE:
1/2T Garlic, minced
1tsp McCormick’s Cajun Seasoning
1/41/2tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1can Tomato Paste
1 Jar Rinaldi’s Spaghetti Sauce (We use Garlic/Onion or Everything)

up to 1 pkg. Cream Cheese, warmed slightly
1/2-1pkg. Garlic and Butter TEXAS Toast Croutons
1/2 pkg. Shredd. Italian 6 Cheese
Sprinkle Shredd. Mild Cheddar Cheese

Preheat oven 400. Mix Sauce Ingredients. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Baking Dish. Spread Warmed Cream Cheese on Bottom. Top with Meats. Top with Vegis, then, Sauce. Top with Croutons. Top with Shredd. Cheeses. I Sprinkled Top with Oregano, Grated Parmesan Cheese, and Pepper. Bake about 400 for about 45minutes- 1hour.

Optional: Sneak in some Kale or Spinach! Olives, Mushroom and others are also to your taste! Also, we have used this version of Sauce, as well: Sicilian Spaghetti

AMAZING TayBQ Chicken

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Chicken Marinade (4-5 Hours):
Bone in Chicken, skin removed!
4T White Vinegar
1tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1.5T McCormick’s Grill Mates BBQ Season

A Good Honey BBQ Sauce

Marinade Chicken. Grill or Bake (If baking, I cover for half the time. With foil.). When just about done. Brush generously with BBQ (Enough time in advance to allow to caramelize, if grilling.). Allow to set a minute or two. EAT!

Spicy Grilled Gumbo and Rice with Black Eyed Peas

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Chicken Marinade (I used Bone-In/Skin Removed):
2T White Vinegar
1T Louisiana Hot Sauce
1 McCormick’s Grill Mates Baja Citrus Packet
1T Cajun Seasoning
1tsp Creole Seasoning
1tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Pepper
2 Dried Bay Leaves

1/2 lb. Shrimp (Add shrimp to Marinade last hour!)
1/2 lb. Turkey Kielbasa (Or Link of Choice)

Corn on Cob, 1/3cut
1c Fingerling Potatoes, diced
1c Sweet Potatoes, diced
Sweet MINI Bell Peppers, halved
Onions
Mushrooms
1T Garlic, minced (I Believe I forgot!)
Asparagus (Optional)
1c Celery (Optional, I skipped)
– Sauce:
1 can Tomato Soup (*See Notes)
1tsp Lemon Juice
1/4tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Dill Weed
1tsp Worcestershire (Optional)
1/2can Tomato Paste (Optional)

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Serve with side of Rice:
2c Rice
2 Chicken Broth Cubes, crushed + 2c Water
1/2-1 can Black Eyed Peas, drained

I used Bone In Chicken and Removed the Skin. Add to ziploc bag. Toss with Vinegar and Louisiana Hot Sauce. Then, add in rest. Mix Around. Marinade 4-6 hours. LAST 30 MINUTES, ADD Shrimp to Marinade.
We charcoal grilled in foil pan: Butter Flavor Cooking Spray pan. Add in Vegis.
PREMIX Sauce. Pour over Vegis. Top with Link, then Chicken and Shrimp. Covering is optional.
Served with Side of Rice with Black Eyed Peas: Crush Broth Cubes, Add to Water and stir. Add Rice. I microwaved. Once cooked, mix in 1/2-1 can drained Black Eyed Peas.

Notes: You can try with Stewed Tomatoes, in place of Tomato Soup. You can also try Tomato Sauce, etc. I liked as was. Am leaving it.
ALSO, if Charcoal grilling: Try to make sure Coals are Level to level out heat. And, You can USE A LIL WATER to Help with Bottom Burning too Much! We did NOT have this problem, and did NOT need Water, but, your Choice! Or, you can choose to dilute the Tomato Soup.

PRECOOKED PHOTO:
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Chipotle Chicken with Citrus Avocado Sauce

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Eat As Chipotle Chicken topped with Citrus Avocado Sauce. Or, Shred and have yourself a Man-wich topped with Citrus Avocado Sauce! However you choose, these are AMAZINGLY Tasty!

 – Chicken Marinade (Don’t add to Chicken, yet!):
1 can Chipotle in Adobo, I halved Peppers
4 Garlic Cloves, minced
2T Lime Juice (100% Fridge Kind)
2T Brown Sugar
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4c Heavy Whipping Cream

 – Citrus Avocado Sauce:
2 RIPE Avocados
2T 100% Pulp Free Orange Juice
1.5tsp Lime Juice (100% fridge kind)
1tsp White Wine Vinegar
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Cumin
1tsp Dried Oregano
1/4tsp Dried Mint
1/4tsp Sea Salt


PREMIX Marinade, DON’T ADD TO CHICKEN, yet! I halved Chipotle Peppers. Premix Sauce Ingredients. RESERVE 2T Marinade (For later mixing). Place in fridge til use.
I cut shallow slits into chicken, so marinade can get in there. Marinade Chicken (I used Bone In and removed Skin). Marinade 4-6 hours. Best on Charcoal Grill. Even Grill the Chipotle Peppers! They are GREAT!

– Regular Chicken Breast topped with Citrus Sauce: Brush on Reserved Marinade. Top with Citrus Avocado Sauce. Eat. Don’t forget to Serve with Those Chipotle Peppers.

– Sandwiches: Shred up Chicken and Remove Bones. Mix in Reserved Marinade. Top onto Sandwich with: Mayo/Miracle Whip, Tomato, and Optional Coleslaw Topper
Toppings (If sandwich/Burger): Tomato, Onions, Miracle Whip/Mayo, and:
Optional Coleslaw Topper:
2c Coleslaw Mix (Cabbage Carrot Mix, NOT SAUCE)
3/4c Lite Sour Cream
1tsp Dried Cilantro, minced
1/8tsp Garlic Powder (OPTIONAL)
Small Splash of Lime Juice (Fridge Concentrate kind)
1/8-1/4tsp Sea Salt

Marinaded Grilled Vegis

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1 bottle Lawry’s Steak and Chop Marinade
2 pkg. Mushrooms

Corn on Cobs, cut into 1/3 pieces
Sweet MINI Bell Peppers
Onions
Fingerling Potatoes
Fresh Asparagus
Fresh Cut Carrots (I used crinkle cut)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray
Course Black Pepper
For Serving (Optional, choose): Sour Cream, Salsa, Ketchup, Prepped Horseradish Sauce, Steak Sauce.

Gently Wash and Marinade JUST the Mushrooms About 2 hours. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Aluminum Pan. Line bottom with Asparagus, add in Rest, TOPPING with Mushrooms last. Sprinkle with Pepper. Best on Charcoal Grill. Cook til soft. Tossing occasionally, we only needed to do once. Optional to serve with Sauce or Nothing.
We like it alone. Some like it with Sour Cream and Salsa. Some, Horseradish. Some Ketchup and Sour Cream. Some Steak Sauce and Sour Cream. 

Notes: You can amp this up with Meats. But, we wanted a Vegi Dish. Was AWESOME!

Tay’s Baja Chicken

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Great Alone, on Tacos, for Salads (As we did), or over Rice (Mexi)! Amazing LOW CALORIE, LOW CARBOHYDRATES Chicken! AWESOME Flavor!!!

Marinade (I believe I did 1.5-2 lbs.- 6hrs):
1 McCormick’s Grill Mates Baja Citrus Marinade Pkt.
2T White Vinegar
1tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Chipotle Powder

Add Marinade and Chicken to ziploc bag. Mix. Marinade about 6 hours. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL! Eat Alone, on Tacos, or, as we did, on Salads (To desired consistency):

Lettuce
Radish, sliced THIN (Optional)
Mushrooms
Red Onion, slivered
Carrots, matchsticked
Hard Boiled Eggs
Tomatoes
Canned Black Beans WITH Jalapeno IN Lime, drained
Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing
Seasoned Texas Toast Croutons
Optionals (I skipped): Avocado, Mexi Corn/Corn, Sweet Bell Peppers

Mexi Elote Chicken N Rice Bake

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Amazing take on the Elote, Mexican Street Corn. Be sure to read notes for options.

Tay’s Mexi Marinaded Chicken, uncooked (Recipe below. See notes)

2c + 1/4c Instant White Rice
2 Chicken Broth Cubes, crushed + 2c Water
1 can Southwestern Corn (Pepper/Onion kind), drained
1 can Mild Jalapeno LIME Black Beans, drained
1 Onion
Optional (I did 1c each): Sweet Mini Bell Peppers, Mushrooms

1 can Sweet Creamed Corn (*See Notes)
1tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Paprika
2T Mayo
1/4tsp Dried Cilantro

To top (1/2way through cooking):
Sprinkle Mexi Cheese
Sprinkle Parm. Cheese

Marinade thawed Chicken 4-6hours (See notes).
Mix together Creamed Corn, Chili Powder, Garlic, Paprika, and Mayo. Set aside.
Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Baking Dish. Dump in Rice and Water. Sprinkle over Crushed Broth Cubes. Stir. Add in Corn, drained Black Beans, Onions, and Peppers/Mushrooms (If using).. Stir in Creamed Corn Sauce. Top with Marinaded Chicken.
Cover with Foil. Bake about 425 for about 35minutes. Remove Foil, cut up Chicken, slight stir. Top with Shredded Cheese and good sprinkle Parmesan Cheese. Bake, uncovered, for about 10-15 more minutes. Serve with Salsa and Sour Cream!

*** NOTES: Use 2 cans Creamed Corn instead of 1, and choose to skip Southwestern Corn.
CHICKEN and Marinade IS OPTIONAL! You can just make this an Elote Corn and Rice without meat. Or, use Plain, unmarinaded, Chicken. Or, use your favorite Mexi Marinade/Meat. So, Marinading Step is optional!


Tay’s Mexi Chicken Marinade (4-6hours. *See notes):
About 1-1.5 Chicken Breast, thawed
1 Taco Season Packet
1tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Cumin
1tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
2 Dried Bay Leaves, halved
3T Lime Juice (Fridge 100% kind)

Creole Crab and Potato Salad

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Cooking Potatoes:
5 Potatoes (I used Golddust, what I had.)
1T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2T TONY’S Creole Seasoning
1/4tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Sea Salt

Sauce:
3/4c Miracle Whip
1/2tsp Worcestershire
1tsp Lemon Juice
1tsp Paprika
1tsp Mustard
1.5-2T Sweet Relish

3T REAL Bacon Pieces
4T Celery, minced
4T Sweet MINI Bell Peppers, chopped.
2T Onions, minced
1c Crab (I used imitation… I’m cheap!)

Boiled Eggs, sliced
Shredded Cheese

For HEAT Optional Adds: Louisiana Hot Sauce (Or, to top each Bowl), Minced Jalapenoes (Or, to top each bowl), Cayenne, Red Pepper Flakes

Cube Potatoes. Add Potatoes to ziploc bag. Add half Oil. Shake. Add in HALF Pepper, Creole, and Salt, shake. Add in Rest of Oil, then Season, shake. I allow to set/marinade 30minutes. Grill in Foil. (Or bake how desired).
I premake Sauce, and set aside til use. You can eat this salad warmed or cooled. If cooled (As most are): Grill or Bake Potatoes. Set into fridge to cool some. Mix with Sauce, stir in Vegis, NO LONGER THAN 30 minutes prior to serving. Top with Egg Slices and Shredded Cheese.

Optional to sprinkle top of Cheese, LIGHTLY, with Lawry’s Seasonal Salt, or More Creole. (I SKIPPED the extra salting).

Notes: I add Sauce close to serving time, due to Potatoes Eating Up Sauce. More flavorful that way.

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Mexi Cumin Chicken, Rice, and Beans

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Eat as is, with Toppings. Or, as we did, as BURRITOS!

Chicken
Chicken Marinade:
1T White Vinegar
1T + 1tsp 100% Avocado Oil
1tsp Lime Juice (100% Fridge Kind)
1T Cumin Powder
1tsp Chili Powder
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Chipotle Powder

1 + 1/4c Minute Rice
1 + 1/4c Water
1 Chicken Broth Cube, crushed
1-2T Taco Sauce (I used 1T)
1 can Black Beans w/ Jalapeno in LIME, drained

Toppings: tTt’s Pico, Sour Cream, Shredded Cheese, Lettuce, Taco Sauce
Soft Shells (If tacos)

Marinade Chicken 5-6 hours. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray a baking dish. Lay in Rice, Water, Sprinkle over Crushed Broth Cube, stir in Taco Sauce. Stir in Drained Black Beans. Top with Chicken. Bake at about 425-450 about 35 minutes (Til Chicken is done). Cut up Chicken. Mix into Rice. Serve on Soft Shells with Pico, Sour Cream, Cheese, Lettuce, Taco Sauce. Enjoy! OR… Eat as is, topped with Toppings, skipping Shells.
Optional Step: Roll up Toppings in Soft Shells. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray skillet. Brown each side of Burritos.

Chicken Ranchinade N Vegis

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This is an AMAZING Low Calorie Meal. That’s not only BENEFICIAL with Beans and Sweet Potato, BUT, AMAZING in Flavor. Great Chicken Marinade. EASY TO MAKE! This can be cooked Many A Ways! Even on Hot Camp Fire Coals! Eat as is. Or, topped with Salsa, Sour Cream, Cheese, and FRITOS. Or, on Shells for Tacos! Just Check Below for more options.

Chicken Marinade:
Ranch Packet (I used Hidden Valley)
1/2tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1T Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind)
2T Red Wine Vinegar
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Paprika
1tsp Chili Powder
1T Jalapeno, deseed, minced

About 3/4can Black Beans, drained
Sweet Potato, diced
1/2Pkg. Sweet MINI Bell Peppers
3/4 Large White Onions
1 RIPE Avocado, diced
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Or Butter Spray)
Dried Oregano

Rice: 2c Rice, 2c Water, 1-2 Vegetable Broth Cubes (1-2c worth)

Marinade Chicken, in ziploc bag, about 4-6 hours (I believe I did 5hr).
Place Vegis into Foil. Drizzle about 1/2tsp-1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil over them. Season, WELL, with Oregano. Wrap Tightly. Place on grill a little before Chicken.
Grill Chicken SEPARATELY, right on grate.
Cook Rice in Broth (I do in Microwave, covered. Stirring half way).
Eat as is. On Shells… Optional to serve topped with SHREDDED CHEESE, SOUR CREAM, and SALSA, (EVEN Frito Chips). Most liked mixing Chicken, Rice, and Vegis together. A few liked it separate.

Cooking Option: Can be Baked! Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Baking Dish. Lay in Vegis. Top with Chicken. Cook Rice in Microwave or Stove Top (Can even stir Rice, Water, Crushed Broth Cube(s) in with Vegis for Baking). Cover with Foil. Bake til Chicken is done. Serve over Rice.
TRY IN FOILS on Hot Camp Fire Coals for EASY CAMPING MEAL!

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EnfrijoTAYdas (Enfrijoladas)

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Another Mexi Chicken Marinade:
2T White Vinegar
2T Soy Sauce
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1T+1tsp Cumin
1T Montreal Steak Seasoning
2tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Onion Powder

Bean Sauce:
1can Refried Beans
3/4c Broth (Chicken or Beef) (Water can be used or 1/2-1/2)
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Onion Powder
Optional: 1/2T canned Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, mince (Or, 1/4tsp Chipotle Powder), or to taste

Mushrooms, chopped
1/2 can Southwestern Corn (Bell Pepper kind)
Onions, chopped
Dried Oregano
Good Splash of Soy Sauce

Corn Shells
Sargento’s Artisan Blend Shredded Mexican Cheese (Queso+Mexi types)

Marinade and Cook Chicken (Charcoal Grill IS BEST!), shred. I also grilled the Vegis, in foil, separately with a lil Oil (1/2tsp), seasoned well with Oregano, and a good few splashes of Soy Sauce.
Bean mix: Simmer in sauce pan a few minutes, to blend nicely.
(For flexibility, place Corn Shells inbetween lightly damped paper towels. Microwave few second til more flexible). Fill with Chicken, Vegis, and a lil Cheese. Roll. I use toothpicks to hold in place. Top with Bean mix, then, Queso/Cheese. Bake, uncovered. I did about 425-450 for about 15-18minutes.

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Also, CHECK OUT Our Grilling Recipes Here 
And, Our MEXI Type Recipes Here

Easy Mexi Foils (Carne Asada Foils)

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Whether you cook on grill, in oven, or on hot coals in fire pit (Great for camping)… These are AMAZING. And, pretty healthy! Tons of Vegis! Fiber in Beans! And, Beneficial Sweet Potatoes! 

2 lb. Chuck Roast Marinaded (4-6 hours):
1/2 Taco Pkt. (I used Fiesta Style)
2 1/2T White Vinegar
1/4c Soy Sauce
1T Cumin
1/2T Garlic Powder
1/2T Onion Powder
1/2T Dried Oregano
1tsp Chili Powder
1tsp Paprika

Vegis:
Small drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Good shake Dried Oregano
1 pkg. Sweet MINI Bell Pepper Mix (Orange Red Yellow)
Onions
Mushrooms
Sweet Potatoes, diced (2 sm./med.)
1 can (Mild) Black Beans with Jalapeno in LIME JUICE, drained
1 can Southwestern Corn (Bell Pepper/Onion kind), drained

Toppings: Drizzle Taco Sauce, Salsa/Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream

Marinade 2 lb. Chuck Roast in ziploc bag. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL!!!
In a bowl, mix ALL Vegi Ingredients. Add to foil (Ours used 2). Wrap tight. Grill Chuck RIGHT ON GRILL, and cook Vegis in Foil.
Cut up Chuck. Top bowls with Vegi Mix, then Meat. Then, Toppings of choice.

Potato Tip: Stab whole potatoes with knife about 3 times on each side. Microwave Potatoes (Whole) for few minutes (Depends how many I do 3-4/5 minutes). Dice up. Then, grill. Cuts cooking time and ensure those potatoes are soft through.

Loaded Greek Sweet Potatoes

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HEALTHY & BENEFICIAL! MANY ways to make this. Over Sweet Potato Fries, over Baked Sweet Potatoes and Vegis (Options below)… But, here’s what we did:

Oil (Hot Chili Oil, Coconut, Olive Oil (What we used)… Any, works)
Sweet Potatoes, diced (Fry option below)
1 can Artichokes, drained
Black Olives, halved
Red Onions
Sprinkle Garlic Powder,  Pepper, Sea Salt (Optional, we skip salt)

Easy Greek Marinade (Or try Tay’s Greek Marinade):
Chicken
1T McCormick’s Gourmet GREEK Seasoning
1.5tsp McCormicks Montreal Steak Seasoning
2T Worcestershire
1tsp Dijon

Toppings:
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Tay’s Avocado Tzatziki (Below) (Or Guacamole)
Fresh Tomatoes
Crumbled Feta Cheese

DIRECTIONS: Marinade Chicken 4-8 hours. Toss Potatoes and Artichokes with a lil Oil (We used Olive). Place into Foil. Grill both Chicken and Potatoes (Separately). Add Potato mix to bowl. Top with Chicken. Top with Toppings and Cheese Mix. OR TOP ALL ONTO Pita Breads!

Tay’s Avocado Tzatziki:
1 Ripe Avocado, mashed
1/2c Sour Cream, or to taste
1-2T Mayo
1T Grated Parmasen Cheese
1tsp Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind)
1c Cucumber, peeled, seeded, grated
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp McCormick’s Gourmet Greek Seasoning
1/4tsp Dill Weed
1/8tsp Mustard Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt


NOTES/OPTIONS:
 -Or, Marinade Chicken, cut up. Add Chicken, Potatoes, Artichokes, Onions, and Olives to baking dish. Bake. Top with Toppings.
 -Cut Sweet Potatoes to fries, toss with Oil, season. Bake. Cook rest (Together or separately up to you). Top all onto Fries.
 -Also, you can skip tzatziki and use Marinaded Cucumbers and Onions (Skip onions with vegis). Eat on Pitas, or over Sweet Potato Vegi Mix, or Sweet Potato Fries! Here’s a Sour Cream Cucumber and Onion Recipe I found:
2 cucumbers, thinly sliced
1/2 small white onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons white sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons dried dill, or to taste
1/2c Sour Cream, or to taste

Salt & Pepper Cucumber slices. I set into strainer in fridge for about 15minutes. Bring to boil, Vinegar, Water, and Sugar. Add Cukes to bowl. Pour over. Allow to marinate 1 hour.
Sour Cream Version: Drain, reserving 1-2T Marinade. Stir in 1/3c Sour Cream with reserved Marinade.

LOADED Hawaiian Lemon Peppered Chicken and Rice

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Low Calories!

Frozen Chicken Breasts
1/4-1/2 Frozen Pkg. Shrimp (Optional)
2c Instant Uncooked Rice
2c Water
2 Chicken Broth Cubes, crushed (Optional)
Lemon Pepper Seasoning

1/2 pkg. MINI Sweet Bell Pepper Mix, deseed, halved
1/3-1/2c Red Onions
1/3-1/2c Pineapple Chunks
1/2 bottle Lawry’s Hawaiian Marinade
1-2T RESERVED Marinade

Cut Peppers and Onions. Place into Bowl or Ziploc Bag. Add in Marinade. Marinade 4-5 hours. Once done, Reserve 1-2T excess Marinade, toss rest.
Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Baking Dish. Add in Rice, Water, and Broth. Add in marinaded Vegis, reserved Marinade, and Pineapple Chunks. Give a light stir. Top with Chicken and Shrimp. Season, WELL, with Lemon Pepper. Cover with Foil. Bake, at about 425-450 til Chicken is done.

Delicious Glazed and Seasoned Salmon

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1/2T Course Black Pepper
1/4tsp Cayenne
1/4tsp Paprika
Optional, I skip (1/8tsp-1/4tsp Sea Salt)

1T Organic Grade B Maple Syrup
1T Dijon Mustard

Mix Glaze (Maple Syrup and Dijon). Brush nice layer onto top of Salmon. Mix Seasons (Pepper, Cayenne, Paprika, Salt (If using)). Season, well, with season mix. Grill til flaky.
(Try not to move too much, it will flake apart. Can choose to place onto foil.)

Served with Sweet Mini Bell Peppers: Place into Foil. Grill. That’s it!

Our Other Salmon Recipe:
Place Lemon slices onto grill (Optional). Lay Salmon onto Lemon Slices (Skin down). (Optional to add a Honey/Dijon Glaze). Season top, nicely with McCormick’s Lemon Pepper Seasoning. Grill.

Tay’s Sweet and Spicy Chicken with AMAZING Cucumber Tzatziki Wrap

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EASY to Make! LOW CALORIES LOW CARBOHYDRATES Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wraps with a Delicious Cucumber Tzatziki Sauce. Healthier never tasted so good!

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Tay’s EASY Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken:
Chicken Marinade (ONE HOUR! That’s it!):
About 1/3c White Vinegar
About 1T McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning

Chicken Sauce (To toss cooked Chicken):
1 part Sweet Thai Chili Sauce (Asian aisle. I did about 1/3c)
1 part Louisiana Hot Sauce (I did about 1/3c)

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Tzatziki Sauce:
1/2c Sour Cream
2T Mayo
1T Grated Parmasen Cheese
1tsp Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind)
1c Cucumber, peeled, seeded, grated
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp McCormick’s Gourmet Greek Seasoning
1/4tsp Dill Weed
1/8tsp Mustard Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt

Toppings: Lettuce, Tomatoes, Red Onions, Italian Shredd. Cheese
Flatbread/Wrap of Choice (I used Joseph’s Flaxseed Flatbreads)

Marinade thawed Chicken Breasts 1 hour, mixing around every so often. (Great time to make Tzatziki Sauce.). This Chicken is BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL!!! Cook Chicken. Once cooked, cut into strips. Toss Chicken with Sauce IMMEDIATELY.
Top Flatbread/Wrap of choice with Tzatziki, Chicken, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions, Cheese

Optional to use Breaded/Fried Chicken to toss with Sauce, instead.

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Served with Quick Grilled Potatoes:
Potatoes (Stab w/fork. Microwave about 3minutes)
Butter Flavor Cooking Spray
McCormick’s Herb Garlic Seasoning
Butter Flavor Seasoning
Pepper
Green Onions

Microwave Potatoes, covered (Cuts cooking time). Then, halve then. Butter flavor cooking spray them. Sprinkle, WELL, with Herb Garlic Seasoning and Pepper. Add Green Onions. Wrap in Foil. Grill.

Italian Salad – LOW CAL. – LOW CARB.

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About 1.5lb Frozen Chicken Breast, boiled in Water + 1Broth Cube
1 small container PLAIN Greek Yogurt (Cream Cheese may work)
1/2-1 Italian Dressing Season Pkt. or premade Italian Salad Dressing
1/2c jarred Pepperoncini, cut up
Full 1/2c Turkey Pepperoni pieces
1/2c Red Pepper, chopped
A lil shy 1/2c Red Onions, chopped
Splash of Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind)
Olives, halved (Optional. I forgot in photo)
1/2tsp Red Pepper Flakes or Jalapenos, minced

Wraps/Buns/Flatbread/Bread of Choice
Fresh Tomatoes
Lettuce
Shredded White Cheese (Or diced Brick Cheese)

Add Frozen Chicken to pan of Water with 1-2 Chicken Broth Cubes. Bring to Boil. Boil til cooked. Cut up.
Add in rest of Salad Ingredients. Top onto Wrap/Bun of choice, with Toppings of choice. Eat.

Tay’s Curried Sausage, Potatoes, and Chickpeas over Rice

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Amazing! Eat Over Rice, with Pita, endless options! 

1 lb Smoked Sausage Link
1 can Chickpeas, drained
1 can Stewed Tomatoes (I used Hunts)
1 can Tomato Soup, undiluted
1/2c Peas (Last hour. Optional. I skipped)
1c Fresh Carrots, sliced
2.5c-3c Potatoes, diced (Russet, Golden, Fingerling)
1/2T Soy Sauce
1/4tsp Cumin Powder
1/2tsp Curry Powder
1/4tsp Paprika Powder
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Old Bay Seasoning
2 sm. Dried Bay Leaf

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Crock Pot. Add all, cook on low about 5-8 hours.
Rice: 1c Instant Rice, 1c Water, 1 crushed Vegetable Broth Cube. Add all to Microwave Safe Bowl. Cook, covered, according to directions. Stir half way through. Serve Curry over Rice.

EASY Loaded Cajun Sausage, Rice, and Vegi Bake

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1 lb Smoked Cajun Sausage Links
1/2 lb Shrimp, detail/devein (Optional, or Chicken)
2c + 1/4c Water
2 Chicken Broth Cubes, crush
2c uncooked Rice
1tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Tony’s Creole
1/2tsp Onion Powder
Shake of Pepper
Red Potatoes, half/quarter
Onions
Frozen Brussel Sprouts
Frozen Peas
Frozen Chopped Broccoli
Frozen Corn
Optional (I skip): Fresh Celery

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Baking Dish (Or Butter). Add in Rice, Water, Seasons. Then, Meats. Then, rest. Cover tight with Foil. Bake about 1 hour at 425, stirring half way through.
Eat alone. Kids loved with Ketchup off to side.

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tTt’s Chicks (tTt’s Chicken Bites)

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Sweet Chili Sauce:
1/3c Chili Sauce (The Ketchup aisle stuff)
2/3c Sweet Thai Chili Sauce (Asian aisle)

Hot Honey Sauce (From our Hot Honey Flaps):
1/3c Louisiana Hot Sauce
1/3c Honey
1T Butter

*** More Sauces Below (In Similar Posts) or Check Out Marinade/Sauces or Grilling Posts!

Batter (Was enough for 3 batches):
2 Eggs
Up to 2/3c Cornstarch
1/3c Oil (For Frying)

Cut up thawed Chicken Breasts. Add to bowl of Cornstarch, rolling each around, one at a time. Beat Eggs, pour over bowl of Cornstarched Chicken. Give a quick toss to distribute the Egg around, NOT TOO MUCH Mixing.
Heat Oil. Place each in, one at a time, and brown each side, til cooked. Once cooked, toss with Sauce of Choosing.
Potatoes: Slice thin-ish. I soaked in COLD Water + a lil Vinegar. Bake in Oven til browned, flipping halfway. PRE, or Post, Cooking- Season with Seasons of Choice (Salt/Pepper. Dill/Salt/Pepper/Chives), etc.

Similar Posts (Also, for MORE Sauce Recipes, Check Out Our Marinade/Sauce Link to the Right):

Healthier Options: Use Coconut Oil. Skip Batter process, just toss Cooked Chicken with Sauce of Choice.
*** Please be sure to check out Our MANY Sauce Recipes On Our Marinade/Sauces Posts or Our Grilling Posts!

Tay’s HEALTHIER Loaded Sweet Tater Fries

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“Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin A, B5, B6, Thiamin, Niacin, Riboflavin, Antioxidants, Potassium. They’re Fat-Free, relatively Low in Sodium, High in Fiber, and have Fewer Calories than White Potatoes.” 

Sweet Potatoes, cut to fry desire
1/2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fry Season (Recipe Below)
1 lb. LEAN Ground Turkey Meat
1/2 lb. Chorizo (Or more Turkey Meat)
1 Taco Season Pkt.
1 can S&W Chili Seasoned Pinto Beans, undrained
3T Water

Toppings: Shredded Cheese (Reduced Fat), tTt’s Pico de Gallo (Or Salsa), Sour Cream, Jalapeno, Lettuce, Onions (Or Toppings of Choice)

Preheat Oven. In ziploc bag, toss Sweet Potato Fries with Oil. (Reserve about 1/2tsp Fry Season for Post-Cooking Seasoning.). Sprinkle in half the Fry Season, toss. Sprinkle rest, toss. Dump onto Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Baking Dish. Bake 450 for 20-30 minutes.
In skillet, cook Turkey Meat and Chorizo. Add in Chili Beans, Taco Season, and Water. Simmer a few minutes, or til cooked down.
Top Fries with Toppings of Choice.

Fry Season:
2tsp Paprika
1tsp Chili Powder
1tsp Cumin
2tsp Onion Flakes (Or 1/2-1tsp Onion Powder)
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/8-1/4tsp Cayenne Powder (I did about 1/4tsp)
1/2tsp Sea Salt (Or to taste. Optional)

Optional: Use Refried Beans or Favorite Chili (Or Both) in place of Chili Pinto Beans (That’s a Boat Load!).
Tater Tots, Fries, etc. in place of Sweet Potatoes (They have Store Bought Sweet Potato Fries/Tots, some already seasoned!).