Wednesday, August 10, 2011
4 Meals one hour
As I am returning to work this week. I need to have plenty of time to prepare for the school year ahead. I saw this great idea of preparing 5 meals in one hour and had to try it. I used the following websites for inspiration for this weeks meal plan:
Make 5 Dinners in One Hour
Living, Laughing and Loving
The first meal I prepared was from here:
Honey Soy Marinated Tilapia
Honey Soy Marinate Tilapia
2 Tilapia Filets (works well with mahi mahi also)
3 T Honey
3 T Soy Sauce
3T Balsamic Vinegar
1 Clove Garlic minced
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix last four ingredients in a shallow dish. Add fish fillets, and let marinade in fridge for at least 20 min. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until fish flakes.
Review: This was a simple marinade.. .I marinaded my fish for 6 hours and the flavor was fantastic. If you plan to make this ahead and not use it the same day I would make the marinade in a shallow dish with lid. I also doubled all ingredients in order to feed my entire family.
Unbelievable Chicken from here
1/4 cup cider vinegar
3 Tbsp prepared coarse-ground mustard
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lime, juiced
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
ground black pepper to taste
6 Tbsp olive oil
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
In a large glass bowl, mix all ingredients except olive oil and chicken. Whisk in olive oil. Place chicken in the mixture. Cover and marinate 8 hours or overnight.
Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
Lightly oil the grill grate. Place chicken on the prepared grill, and cook 6-8 minutes per side until juices run clear. Discard marinade.
Review: This marinaded fo nearly 30 hours and the flavor was great.
Slow Cooked Beef Rolls from here:
2 lbs round steak
1/4 C. dijon mustard
5 slices of bacon sliced in 3rds
1 C. frozen chopped onion
Spread each steak with dijon mustard and lay a slice of bacon on top. Roll up and place in large zipper bag.
1 can beef or chicken broth
1/3 C. flour
1/2 C. water
1 T parsley flakes
2 T worcestershire sauce
1 C. frozen chopped onion
Mix in a medium bowl with lid.
Pour sauce over and cook on low for 6 hours. The longer it cooks, the better it gets. The sauce can be used for a gravy. It is not super thick but has good flavor.
Review: This is cooking now but the sauce smells great!
Crockpot Shredded Beef for Tacos:
2 lb beef roast
1 C. of Onion (recipe called for frozen I used fresh)
1 T chili powder
1 T dried Oregano
1 tsp. crushed garlic
4 oz can of diced green chilies
10 oz can of diced tomatoes
To prepare: Place all ingredients in a large ziploc bag.
To cook: Pour contents of bag into slow cooker and cook on low 8-10 hours. When cooked shred meat with two forks.
Serve with tortillas, cheese, sour cream and avocado.