Sunday, June 22, 2014

Greene (County) Goodness

Today's Picnic Setting was at Ryerson Station State Park in West Greene County, Pa.  Today's Picnic Menu included:
Baked Chicken Taco Salad
Green Beans and Olives
Corn and Peach Salad
Carrot Bran Muffins
Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
As I prepared last night's dinner, I cooked the green beans and corn and portioned two of the cobbler desserts into parfait dishes.  The chicken was sliced from the Herb Roasted Chicken made last night and marinated overnight.  The chicken recipe was inspired by Nourish & Heal magazine.
Baked Chicken Taco Salad
(Serves 2)
5 oz. Sliced Baked Roasted Chicken
1 tsp. Ground Cumin
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
Juice of 1/2 Fresh Lime
Marinate overnight in refrigerator.  Prepare a fresh salsa with Grape Tomatoes, Mini Sweet Peppers and Fresh Cilantro.
The salads were inspired by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine June issue.
Green Beans and Olives

(Serves 2)
2/3 cup Cooked Fresh Green Beans
6 Kalamata Olives, diced
1 stalk Celery, cided
1 Green Onion, diced
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Olive Oil
Marinate overnight, turning container occasionally to mix.
Corn and Peach Salad
(Serves 4)
1 Ear Fresh Corn, cooked and cut off the cob
1 Fresh Peach, peeled and diced
3 Radishes, thinly sliced
1 tsp. Olive Oil
2 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
Marinate overnight, turning occasionally to mix.
The muffin recipe was inspired by Better Nutrition Magazine.
Carrot Bran Muffins
(6 Muffins)
1 Egg
3 Tbsp. Sugar
1 Tbsp. Molasses
Beat on medium speed of mixer.
1/2 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
1/3 cup Oat Bran
3/4 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Mix in
3/4 cup Shredded Carrots
1/4 cup diced Prunes
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
3 Tbsp. Earth Blend Buttery Spread
1/2 cup Skim Milk
1 1/2 tsp. Lemon Juice
2 tsp. Orange Zest
Mix these ingredients.
Alternately add dry and liquid ingredients to beaten egg mixture, mixing by hand.  Portion into muffin tin sprayed with Pam.
6 Date Halves
Place date half into center of batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Remove from tin and cool on rack.
Our Sunday picnics are the best!  Bob picks the spot and I prepare the meal!


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    Hugs Diane

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