Saturday, November 22, 2008

Housekeeping and A Wonderful Comfort Meal

Do you have one of these that hold the large water jugs? (This holds the large Poland Spring water jugs)
You may want to be sure to clean it OFTEN!
I had thought every change of season was good enough but I am finding every 2 months may be better.
I had just cleaned mine in August but I hate to admit upon checking this week ~ it had a layer of yellow "stuff"
at the bottom. OH YUCK!!!!
After cleaning every surface spotless with hot water ~ I filled the container with hot water and a small bottle of vinegar. After soaking for about 30 minutes ~ I opened the spigot and let the water escape that way ~ so that anything "icky" in there would be washed away!
Lastly ~ wipe the entire outside surface and spigot with vinegar and water mixture.
NOW time to make a wonderfully easy Comfort Meal :)
Matza Ball Soup
Chicken Cutlets
Boiled Red Potaotes
Spring Salud with Sauted Pears and Green Apples
In a medium saucepan ~ pour a qt of organic chicken broth.
Add a large onion, 2 carrots, the center part (with the leaves) of a head of celery, a small whole potatoes.
Salt and Pepper to taste.
Let this simmer for an hour or so.
I follow the directions on the Manischewitz Matzo Ball Mix to make the balls. (i don't buy the package that includes the broth ~ I prefer making my own as the one in the box is FAR too salty!)
I use one packet which made all the balls in the picture above ~ about 12.
Start boiling your Red Potatoes.
While that is cooking ~ dip boneless chicken in egg and Italian Bread Crumbs. Cook in pan with butter ~ turning when needed or Bake at 350 till just white in the middle. Time varys depending on how thick your cutlets are.
Saute pears and green apples in olive oil till tender.
Layer organic spring mix lettuce, crumbled goat cheese, and pear and apple mixture right from pan and breadcrumbs.
(My daughter Ashley created this salad recipe and added breadcrumbs tossed in olive oil and broiled on the top)
The pear mixture heats up the goat cheese slightly and it is HEAVENLY!
This would be nice with a raspberry - olive oil dressing ~ we just used olive oil and rice vinegar.
What a GREAT easy meal for your family to come home to!

Teddi LOVED the chicken broth!

1 comment:

Laurie said...

This meal sounds really good Terri, I've never had Matzo balls, but am adventurous and will try. I'm not fond of goat cheese, is there another that would work? The chicken sounds great! I'll let you know how it turned out when I make it.
Laurie