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Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart

Fall is in the air and  the coloring of the leaves is happening…    The beauty of the fall season is something to behold when the sun is shining.   I have been given a couple of butternut squash to enjoy in older recipes and create a couple of new ones.  This is back to a recipe I put up  in October 2014.  Still good!

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Acorn and Butternut Squash

Acorn and Butternut Squash

The  butternut squash beauty on the right was selected for the autumn tart.  The wonderful thing about this entree tart it is as tasty as  eating dessert.  In this  particular tart I used shredded chicken from chicken drumsticks previously cooked in the slow cooker.  Drumsticks were tried as a means of trying to be economical.  Chicken breasts are also very nice to use with this tart. Chicken was used this time as ham is not a part of this household’s diet anymore due to the high sodium and alas….extra fat.

12 inch Squash, Chicken and Pecan Tart

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart baked in a 12-inch tart pan.

 

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart

This make a wonderful tart with the ginger pastry.  It will fill a 11-12 inch tart pan giving it a thick filling.  This was a  perfect tart, it did not crumble when the tart pan rim was removed or crumble when it was cut.   Just add a green salad or vegetable with fruit for dessert and lunch is served.

Butternut Squash, Chicken, Pecan Tart with steamed broccoli

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart with steamed broccoli

Butternut Squash, Chicken & Pecan Tart

This recipe combines a favorite autumn vegetable with chicken, pecans and apples for a dessert like entree to become a Thanksgiving favorite.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • GINGER PASTRY

Notes

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2018 Version of the Tart:  I turned it into a 9-inch pie.  I cheated and bought a frozen pie crust.  I omitted the chicken, added just a little more squash, reduced the sugar some and proceeded as instructed.  Really had more filling than needed.  Baked the remainder in a small dish.  

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Macaroni, Chicken and Cheese Casserole

 

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Macaroni, chicken and cheese casserole

Macaroni, Chicken and Cheese Casserole, the ultimate comfort food.

Have you ever had a week longer than your food in the house or the money in your wallet and pay day isn’t here yet?  I thought I was through with those times forever.  However!  I am now retired.  The pay isn’t as good as it was when I worked 40+ hrs a week for someone else.

Well, this has been the dilemma in our house of two this week.  It is amazing what new things can be cooked up with the same foods.  I use leftovers and create new dishes which means I usually end up with more leftovers.  You may not relate, but I am sure many of your parents or grandparents can relate to using everything you have before getting new.  Well, food does not really fall in that category – just left overs.

I like to cook up several boneless, skinless chicken breasts with seasoned low-fat chicken broth or water in the slow cooker.  They can be bagged in freezer bags and pulled out only what is needed for a meal for two.  Of course, I save the broth for soups in glass cans stored in the refrigerator.

This time I had some ricotta cheese, some Colby Jack cheese and a green bell pepper. Oh yes, the cornbread from the day before. Luck would have it, I did not have an onion, hey, that is why the onion powder is on the shelf.

Talk about need for comfort food!   Well, here comes the macaroni, chicken and cheese.  It was tasty, filling with a gelatin fruit salad and green beans and budget casserole.  Not feeling too deprived, we had chocolate chip cookies and sherbet.

For those budget strapped beginners in the world, couples, families,  the retiree or just tightening the budget belt out of need, look at your leftovers and get creative.  Here is one of my solutions.

Macaroni, Chicken and Cheese Casserole

An easy on your pocketbook comfort dish for the family. It is one of those recipes, having leftovers is a good dilemma.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup whole wheat elbow macaroni uncooked
  • 1 teaspoon Netta Belle's Choice Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup chicken breast cooked and diced in 1/2 inch pieces.
  • 1/2 cup green bell peppers diced in 1/2 inch pieces.
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese or your choice
  • 1/2 cup crumbed cornbread
  • 1/4 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • Dill weed to sprinkle on top
  • Paprika to sprinkle on top

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 350 F.
  • Grease a 9 x 9 casserole dish.
  • Cook the macaroni in the water according to package directions.
  • Drain the macaroni, do not rinse. Set aside.
  • Warm the milk in microwave for 2 minutes, let set until ready to use.
  • Use a large sauce pan to melt the butter to bubbling.
  • Sprinkle in flour; use a whisk to blend the roux (thickening paste.)
  • Cook over low heat.
  • Add seasonings, chicken breast and green pepper.
  • Stir with a wooden spoon to blend together.
  • Remove from heat, stir in the ricotta cheese and shredded Colby Jack cheese.
  • Stir until the cheese has melted and sauce blended.
  • Pour the cooked and drained macaroni into the cheese sauce, stir gently.
  • Pour into greased casserole dish.
  • Spread the crumbled cornbread evenly over the top.
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the cornbread.
  • Sprinkle the dill week and paprika to your taste on top.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until the sauce is bubbling and cheese is melted.
  • Let set about 5 minutes before serving

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Macaroni, Chicken and Cheese Casserole

Macaroni, Chicken and Cheese Casserole – a budget comfort food dish.

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This was inspired by a recipe from Food.com Recipe #454932.

Netta Belle's Choice Sea Salt Purified, Granular White Crystalline Pacific Ocean Salt and Pure Granulated Black Pepper

Netta Belle’s Choice Sea Salt Purified, Granular White Crystalline Pacific Ocean Salt and Pure Granulated Black Pepper

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Lemon Bar-B-Que Chicken Breasts

 

 

Lemon Bar-B-Que Chicken Breasts

Lemon Bar-B-Que Chicken Breasts

There is so much attention to what is healthy and best for us to eat. With vegan and vegetarian recipes available in magazines, on the internet, in old and new cookbooks, one gets to feel guilty to even consider poultry.  Of course, poultry is still recommended as a good choice.  Lemon-Bar-B-Que Chicken is my attempt to slim down a chicken entrée.

Of course the primary ingredient is 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into 3-4 strips.

2  Skinless,  boneless chicken breasts cut into 3-4 strips.

2 Skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into 3-4 strips.

Ingredients for the Lemon Bar-B-Que Marinade

Ingredients for the Lemon Bar-B-Que Marinade.

Marinades are to tenderize and flavor the meat.  Use containers of glass, stainless steel or plastic bags to marinate, as most marinades contain some acid such as lemon juice, wine, vinegar or fruit juice.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, some recipes will give longer marinating time depending on the cut and size of the meat.  Turn or stir the meat in the process of marinating.  Some recipes do not use the marinade over the meat while cooking.

Combining the marinade ingredients.

Combining the marinade ingredients.                                                                                                                                                       

Adding the marinade to the chicken to refrigerate

Adding the marinade to the chicken to refrigerate.                                     

Netta Belles' Choice Lemon Bar-B-Que Chicken Breasts

A tantalizing barbecue chicken without the heavy sweet sauce; lemon zest and juice with the dried crushed red pepper flakes give is a tangy and spicy flavor.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time1 hr 6 mins
Course: Poultry
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken breasts into 3-4 strips.
  • Place in a shallow glass bowl.
  • Make the marinade also referred to as the barbecue sauce.
  • Mix the oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and spices in small glass mixing bowl.
  • Whisk to thoroughly blend.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken strips.
  • Cover bowl and marinate in refrigerator at least 1 to 4 hours.
  • Preheat the oven broiler or grill.
  • Place chicken strips on broiler pan which has been covered with aluminum foil.
  • Broil or grill for 6-8 minutes, until the juices run clear or 170 F

Notes

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Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken

 

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Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Enjoy a new, sweet and tart taste to sauteed chicken.  One of the ‘fads’  in food additions in the last couple of years has been the dried cranberries.  While they are good in cereals, trail mixes and breads, they are delicious in chicken and pork recipes. They do provide  20 mg potassium, 3 g fiber and 33 g of carbohydrate in 1/4 cup serving per Ocean Spray

Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Cranberries are not just for Thanksgiving, add dried cranberries to sauteed chicken breast to give it a sweet and tart flavor
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 -4
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken breasts across into equal sizes.
  • Roll the chicken pieces in flour seasoned with Sea Salt and Black Pepper.
  • Lay on rack to allow the flour absorb into the chicken.
  • Roll pieces into bread crumbs.
  • Heat the olive oil and butter in skillet.
  • Add the chicken to hot oil to sear and brown.
  • When done, remove to a platter to keep pieces warm while fixing glaze.
  • Pour out the grease and wipe the skillet with toweling.
  • Into the skillet, add the glaze ingredients and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Return the chicken to the skillet to coat with glaze and heat through.
  • Serve the cranberry glaze with the chicken.

Notes

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Fourth of July Lunch Menu with Apple Pie Recipe

Fourth of July Lunch Menu with Apple Pie Recipe

Menus do not have to be elaborate to be tasty or for it to be a party or picnic. Lemon Bar-B-Que Chicken Breasts  pieces, served with baked beans, Summer Time Cole Slaw and American Apple Pie tops off an easy holiday lunch or picnic.

Fourth of July Lunch

                               Fourth of July Lunch

The zesty Lemon-Bar-B-Que recipe is in the cookbookinabox® Menu 101.  The Netta Belle’s Choice® Summer Time Cole Slaw is given in previous post for the recipe in this blog.  Use your favorite baked beans recipe or purchase sweet and spicy flavored baked beans. style American Apple Pie recipe follows.

American Apple Pie

American Apple Pie

American Apple Pie

Celebrate July 4th with a Golden Delicious Apple Pie.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • DOUBLE 9-INCH PIE CRUST

Instructions

  • PIE CRUST
  • Combine flour, cold butter and cold shortening in large bowl.
  • Use mixer to blend to corn meal texture.
  • Add water by tablespoons just until dough begins to stick together.
  • Gather into a large ball.
  • Divide into two, flatten and wrap in plastic wrap to refrigerate 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Roll out between wax paper or generously floured board.
  • Line the bottom of 9-inch pie plate.
  • Roll out second ball of dough for the top crust.
  • ------------
  • APPLE PIE FILLING
  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Slice apples into lemon juice, stir to coat. (Prevents apples from browning.)
  • Mix sugars, tapioca and spices in large bowl.
  • Drain apples.
  • Pour apples into sugar mixture, blend to coat apples with sugar mixture.
  • Pour filling in prepared pie plate.
  • Dot top with butter,
  • Cover with second pie crust.
  • Make small holes to allow steam escape while baking.
  • Bake 15 minutes at 425 F.
  • Reduce heat to 350 F, bake 35 to 45 minutes more.
  • Cover with aluminum foil if top browns too fast.

Notes

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                      Enjoy your American Apple Pie with your Fourth of July Lunch Menu.

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