Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I have been enjoying spending my time in the kitchen! ;) I wanted to share a few recipes with you that I have thrown together. If you know me in real life, you know I eat breakfast....Here is what I have been enjoying for Breakfast...

1 English Muffin with spray butter and jelly
1 Egg & a little salsa. I usually like
Egg Whites, but we were out.

Cabbage and Sausage, Jalepeno Corn Bread
White Beans with jalepenos
...This is a popular
recipe in my family. It is SUPER easy, too.

Ingredients: 1 container of Summer Sausage,
2 bags of Shredded Cabbage, Jiffy CornBread
 Mix, 1 can of White Northern Beans,
Jalepenos, Onion, and 3 cups of water

Directions: Cook the sausage and onion
in a pot until the sausage turns pinkish red.
I usually throw in some onion salt, cayenne
pepper, salt, and garlic salt, too.  After you let the sausage
 cook some, throw the shredded cabbage on top. Also, you need to
add about 3 cups of water after you have added the cabbage.
It will help the cabbage steam and get soft. Once the
cabbage has softened, it is ready to serve! Super easy!
Next, I made a container of Jalepeno Corn Bread.
I used the Jiffy Mix, added some diced jalepenos,
and then stuck them in the oven for about 15 minutes.
They were delicious! Last, the White Northen Beans
were from a can, so I poured them in a pot, added
some sliced jalepenos and let them cook! They were
pretty tasty, too! This is a very, very EASY meal!

Skinny Baked Chicken Parmesan
Basil Herb Cous Cous & Green Beans

Ingredients: Chicken Breasts, Parmesan Cheese, Egg
1 can of tomato sauce, Progresso Italian Bread Crumbs,
A box of Basil Herb Cous Cous, and 1 can of green beans.

Directions: I cooked the green beans on the stove
because they were from a can. I just added some
sliced pieces of onion and that was it. Next, I
cooked a box of Basil & Herb Cous Cous.
It was very, very simple to make. I just followed
the directions on the box. Last, I placed the chicken
breasts in an egg, dipped them in bread crumbs, then
placed them in a baking dish. Next, I used my can of
tomato sauce and "doctored" it up. I added salt, garlic
powder, sugar, etc. After I made my sauce, I poured
the tomato sauce on top of the breasts and then stuck
the dish in the oven for 25 minutes. Last, I pulled them
out, topped the breasts with some parmesan cheese, and then
stuck them back in the oven for 10 more minutes...Just enough
to melt the cheese. It was a quick, easy, and healthy substitute
to the regular Chicken Parmesan. Noted: You could use
pasta, but this particular meal, I was almost out of everything,
so I did not have a whole lot in my pantry to use.

Shake 'n' Bake Pork Chops with
Home-Made Cream Style corn and
cauliflower and greens beans.

Ingredients: Thin Pork Chops, Frozen Green
Beans, Fresh Cauliflower, Bread Crumbs, Parmesan
cheese, Shake 'n' Bake mixture, Fat Free Cream Cheese,
Green Onions, 1 can of Rotel, Dijon Mustard

Directions: I can't take credit for the pork chops. I
bought the Shake 'n' Bake mixture, because S LOVES it.
It is CRAZY how easy it is to make. I have made more
complex meals, but for some reason, he LOVES this stuff.
I just followed the directions on the box. Next, I found a lovely
recipe on Christin's blog for Cream Style Corn. It was lovely!
I had a small bag of frozen corn, so I threw that in a pot, added
some diced green onion, 1 can of Rotel, a little cream cheese, and
then let it cook for about 10 minutes. It was fabulous! Last,
I threw some cauliflower and greens beans on the stove. I let them
cook for a little bit with some different spices. Last, I topped them
with a few bread crumbs, added some shredded parmesean cheese,
and voila! We had a meal. :)

Roasted Salmon with Corn on the Cob
and Fingerling Potatoes and Asparagus

Ingredients: 2 Salmon fillets, Corn on the Cob,
Fingerling Potatoes, Asparagus, Balsamic Vinegar,
Honey, Dijon Mustard, Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper

Directions: I placed the salmon fillets on a baking sheet.
I seasoned them with garlic powder, chopped onions,
onion salt, salt, and pepper. I set them aside  while I prepared
the veggies, because salmon does NOT take long to cook.
Next, I placed the asparagus and fingerling potatoes in a baking
dish. I added some olive oil, salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar.
I went ahead and stuck them in the oven because the potatoes
take a little while to cook. I usually let them stay in for about 30 minutes.
Last, I added the salmon in the oven. This is one of my all time
FAVORITE meals to fix. I am on a HUGE Salmon fix right now.

Speaking of food, this yogurt has been an obession
of mine this week. I LOVE Red Velvet cake...So what
better way to enjoy Red Velvet cake than in yogurt??
It's lighter, healthier, and tastes great! :) It's also only
100 calories...

I also scored this new Cook book last week.
I am LOVING it! It has AWESOME recipes for
Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. The majority
of them are all healthy and gives you great ways
to keep it light and healthy. LOVE.

I hope you all are having a great week! I apologize for the lack of pictures on my recipes. They are definitely not the best, but I ALWAYS forget to take more while I am cooking. 


Whitney said...

These look delicious! I have to say, the cabbage and sausage looks EXACTLY like a meal that my parents would eat! Makes me miss them! haha

Morgan Neal said...

Love your nail polish! Miss you woman. We need to catch up:)

Tess said...

Yum!! Your meals all look delish!! I need to take a page out of your book and actually make a meal! I will do like a main dish, but I always leave out the sides...

Mrs. in Memphis said...

YUM-O! Thanks for the awesome recipes!