Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cajun Burgers

1T Wildtree Garlic Grapeseed Oil (or Wildtree JalapeƱo Grapeseed Oil)
3-4T Wildtree Cajun Seasoning
2T - Wildtree Rancher's Steak Seasoning
1 pound Ground Beef (80/20)

Mix all ingredients. Form to Patties and grilled as desired.

WE LOVE this recipe, and thank our friend Lisa for sparking the idea. This is good w/o the grapeseed oil as well.

Ham Alfredo

After Easter, we had a BUNCH of honey ham left. I decided to make a noodle dish.
Here are the ingredients:

1-2T Garlic Grapeseed Oil
1/2 Large Onion Diced
5 T Fresh tomato Diced
2 C Ham Diced
1/4 C Wildtree Alfredo Seasoning
1/2 C Milk
3 T Butter (melted)
1/4 C Wildtree Kids Cheese
1 Box Thin Noodles - cooked al dente

This was real easy, most of the time was spent boiling the water and chopping the ingredients.
I cooked the Onion in the Garlic Grapeseed Oil. Added the Tomato, cooked a bit longer, stirred in the ham to heat.
Mix separate, the Alfredo, Milk, Melted Butter and Kids Cheese mix. Add to the Onion, Tomato and Ham. Stir in drained noodles. Let sit about 5-minutes.

Kid 1 (age 5) LOVED. Ate 2 helpings.
Kid 2 (Age 2) Loved
Kid 3 (Age 38) Loved. Ate 2 helpings
Me: Really Liked this dish. I will make it again soon!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Chicken Strips - FRIED!

Ok, I LOVE chicken tenders, Chicken Fried Chicken and all of that yummy, unhealthy stuff. I have researched Grapeseed Oil, and the Wildtree Oils are actually NOT bad for you. IF you want to indulge in fried, this is the best way to do it.

My experimentation idea was as follows:

1 cup Flour
1 package of fresh chicken chicken breasts - cut in strips
1/4 cup Garlic Grapeseed Oil
1/4 cup Natural Grapeseed Oil
1 cap full of Wildtree Rancher's Reserve Seasoning
2 cap fulls of Wildtree Buffalo Wing Seasoning

Mix Flour and spices in bowl.
Start skillet with oils heating.
Cover chicken pieces with flour mixter (shake off extras). Place chicken in oil (once heated). Cook until done (mine took less than 3 minutes on each side).

This was soooooo tasty, NOT oily. You didn't need a dipping sauce. The family all enjoyed (the kids dipped theirs in Ranch).

Lemon Chicken

This week was hectic, so I am now playing catch up. I am going to write each one independently. I also now know... keep a notebook of the weeks eats - my memory is not as good as it once was!

Wednesday was a hectic one. I put out chicken to defrost on my way out to work. I then got a call around 4 that my dad was in the hospital (he is okay). This being said, I went by the hospital before heading home. Dinner had not crossed my mind.

I got home at 7, looked at the chicken. It was not what I had planned on (I thought strips for fajitas, this was thighs). Given the time, I decided to go easy.

Coat each thigh with Lemon Grapeseed Oil and sprinkle some Wildtree Rancher's Seasoning on it. My Advantium Convection cooker cooked it in 8 minutes. I made some Buttered Rice and salad.
In less than 15 minutes - healthy and tasty!

Husband - really liked the chicken.
Oldest Son - LOVED it all
Youngest Son - ate the rice and some of the chicken - decided playing was more fun. Yippee!!! I love the age of 2 at dinner time!
Me, It was good and fast. Next time, I think I will put this all on fish.