Monday, September 28, 2009

Sweet N Sour Chicken (version 2)

Here is another version of my all-time favorite "fake out" meal! This is one that my mother prefers and makes often. I love to make it in the mornings and leave it on the "warmer" until dinner time. It is also fairly EASY! Enjoy!
*My hubby prefers the pineapple tidbits instead of the chunks so you can make it to your liking!
I also use my pre-cooked, shredded chicken from the freezer to make it even easier to throw together.


1 lb boneless cubed chicken
1 Tbl oil
1 cup green/red pepper strips
1/2 cup onion strips
1 Tbl corn starch
1/4 cup lite soy sauce (low sodium)
1 can (8 oz) chunk pineapple in juice
1 1/2 Tbl lemon juice
3 Tbl brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp garlic powder


Cook chicken in hot oil in large pan until well browned.
Add peppers/onions and cook 1-2 minutes
In a separate bowl wisk the cornstarch and soy sauce making sure that there are no lumps of starch. Add the pineapple and juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic powder.
Pour into pan with chicken and bring to a full boil.
Serve over hot cooked rice

Monday, September 21, 2009

Party Meatballs

This is a great appetizer for any occasion! Each time I take them to a party or football watching get-together, I always leave with my crockpot empty! You can bet that I will serve these at the next Super Bowl Party! :) They make a great hit...and are EXTREMELY EASY! You can also make a meal by serving them over rice/noodles and pairing it with a salad and veggies. Enjoy!


1 bag of frozen meatballs (if you use a Costco/Sam's Club bag, use 1/2 - 1/3)
8 oz. Russian salad dressing
15 oz. jellied cranberries
1 onion soup mix packet
8 oz. can crushed pineapple (optional)


Place everything in the crockpot and cook on LOW for 4-5 hours or HIGH for 2-3 hours. Stir occasionally.