August 17th Menu

This week I went for versatile recipes.  Getting back from vacation, we always feel like we need to cut back a little bit since we have been eating our way around New Jersey.  After having lived there for a year, it is hard to cram in all of our favorites within a week!  Most of the recipes this week can use chicken, beef, or pork and have less than 500 calories.  Keep in mind, that is for a 4 oz. serving size (about the size of a deck of cards).  The Lemon Chicken is a “go-to” in our house.  It is easy enough to throw together during the week, and it is nice enough to serve to your family for Sunday dinner.  I am also a HUGE fan of the Balsamic Barbecue Sauce (Giada De Laurentiis).  You can pretty much put it on anything, or just eat it with a spoon like Greg does.  Just make sure to keep an eye on it when reducing it; it can thicken too much and then you have to start over. I speak from experience. The tacos are also great for flank steak (a lean cut of steak), but you can also use chicken, pork, or brisket.  I will definitely be trying brisket soon! 

Enjoy the week and feel free to give any feedback (positive or negative) on any of the recipes!

Menu 8-17

 

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