I have a part time, seasonal job for a few weeks. Mr. Binder will be preparing and serving all of the meals while I am at work. I am doing my best to make it easy on him. I will get things started before he gets home and try to keep the preparation to a minimum.
I’ll keep the sides simple and just decide that day; probably a lot of rice, potatoes, salad and frozen vegetables.
Stromboli (or is it a Calizone?)
- Morningstar Farms Philly Cheese Steak Burgers
- 1 loaf frozen bread dough
- 1 14.5 oz can pizza sauce
- 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
Let Philly Cheese Steak burgers thaw. Dice burgers. Roll bread dough out into a large circle. On one half of the circle, spread sauce on dough; then layer diced burger and cheese. Fold other half of dough over and seal with a few drops of water. Bake on pizza pan in 400 degree oven for 30 minutes.
I made these a while ago, and have them in the freezer. The recipe is here.
Hash Brown Quiche (I froze it a while ago; recipe is here)
- 3-4 pound whole chicken
- 2 lemons
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon coarse salt
- 1 cup chicken broth
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Remove the giblets and any fat from the chicken cavity. Roll the lemons on the counter with your hand to soften them, then prick thoroughly with a fork, going all the way through the rind to the flesh.
In a small bowl, mash the garlic with the salt until a paste forms. Rub half this paste inside the chicken and then stuff the lemons into the cavity. Rub the remaining paste on the outside of the chicken. Place in a shallow roasting pan, on a rack (you can use sliced onions for a rack for even more flavor), pour the chicken broth around the chicken, and roast for 60-65 minutes, until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 180 degrees F, juices run clear when pricked with a fork, and the drumstick moves easily in its socket. Cover the chicken and let rest for 10 minutes before carving. Serve with the pan juices (don’t eat the lemons!).
This recipe is from About Busy Cooks.
I have a package of Buitoni 100% whole wheat four cheese ravioli in the freezer; so this plus a can of sauce even Mr. Binder can do 🙂
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