Tuesday, December 13, 2011

What's for Dinner?

Baked Herb Chicken Breast Tenders

  • Chicken Breast Tenderloins (I baked 15 pieces)
  • 1/4 cup melted margarine (I used olive oil to my liking)
  • 1/2 tsp. Dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. Dried rosemary leaves, crushed  
  • 1/2 tsp. Dried sage
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Black pepper, coarsely grounded
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine herb ingredients and olive oil in a bowl. I substituted the margarine for olive oil to my own liking. I just so happened to have a rosemary plant at home from over the summer, and lots of leftover sage from Thanksgiving Day.
  3. Rinse off chicken, pat dry.
  4. Place chicken in baking pan, you can use foil to line the pan. I didn't need it because the olive oil helps the chicken not stick to pan.
  5. Make sure the herb mix is evenly brushed onto chicken tenders.
  6. Bake chicken tenders for 22 minutes or until you see that it is done. It will be firm and not pink.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

  • Depending on how many people you want to serve, 1 potato can serve 1-2 people.
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to your own liking
  1. Cut sweet potato into strips.
  2. Evenly rub olive oil over the fries.
  3. Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
I just used my already preheated oven at 375 degrees and the same pan I used for the chicken tenders which had leftover seasonings and olive oil in it! I baked it for up to 15 minutes when the sweet potato fries were nice and tender. They are so delicious! It is also at it's best when piping hot and topped with ketchup.

I also fixed Mushroom Alfredo using mostaccioli pasta. Hopefully you already know how to boil pasta, right? To save time I just used the Bertolli brand cheese sauce. The sauce is creamy and has portobella mushrooms. I added a few dashes of garlic salt to further jazz it up.

My daughter has food allergies along with her eczema, on top of her being a picky eater. So it's pretty tough trying to feed her, but even she loved this meal! Sans the pasta because it's part of what she's allergic too (darn eggs)!

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