Menu Plan for Winter II: Week 8, Thursday


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Daily Recipes:


Chicken Stroganoff
Peas with Parmesan

Cooking time:  30 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

       Chicken makes a wonderful 'Stroganoff', cooks quickly and is very tender. Finish the mushrooms in the Stroganoff.  

Chicken Stroganoff with Pasta

Total time: 30 minutes
    Chicken breast, cut up and quickly cooked, makes a very tender meat for the Stroganoff.  You may never go back to the traditional Beef! I break from tradition again, using Greek yogurt rather than the sour cream.  Greek yogurt is thicker and creamier than regular plain yogurt, but lower in fat and calories than sour cream. 

Chicken Stroganoff with Pasta Ingredients:


Peas with Parmesan

Total time: 15 minutes
    I try to keep prepared, canned and frozen food to a minimum, but some foods, like peas, I think are actually better frozen; as well as difficult to get fresh.  And easy is nice....

Peas with Parmesan Ingredients: 


Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
small saucepan with lid, large skillet with lid, pot
and colander for pasta, food bag, plate

Put water on high heat for pasta
Slice onion, sauté
Clean, slice mushrooms
Add mushrooms to onion, sauté
Cut chicken
Mix paprika, flour in food bag
Add chicken, shake to coat
Grate Parmesan

Start to cook pasta
Remove mushrooms, onions to plate
Sauté chicken
Return mushrooms, onions to chicken
Add stock, thyme, mustard, stir, cover, simmer
Cook peas in stock
Pause while it all cooks
Dissolve cornstarch in water
Add cornstarch mix to chicken, stir until thick
Remove chicken from heat, stir in yogurt
Drain pasta, put into bowl
Spoon stroganoff over pasta
Finish peas, serve

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