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Easy Dinner Idea- Spring Penne

Easy Dinner Idea of the Week

Our Easy Dinner Idea of the week is a simple and healthy pasta dish with fresh asparagus, mushrooms and sundried tomatoes.  If you’re scrambling for a last-minute dinner solution, this is the recipe for you.

Easy Dinner Idea Recipe

Spring Penne Recipe

 

Check out our past Easy Dinner Ideas of the Week:

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Greek Pita Pockets with Meditteranean Potatoes

 

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Sauteed Steak with Spinach, Tomatoes & Avocado

 

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Berry-Good Pork Tenderloin with Herb Roasted Potaotes

 

 

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Burger Blankets

The Cheeseburger- Reinvented.

Burger Blankets

Burger Blankets

Ingredients

  • ground beef- 1 to 1 1/2 lbs
  • refrigerated jumbo biscuit dough (1can for 4 people, 2 cans for more)
  • onion, white- 1, sliced into thin slices
  • deli sliced cheddar cheese- ½ lb

Instructions

  1. Brown meat and season with salt and pepper to taste
  2. Heat oven to 375 degrees
  3. Pound out biscuit dough with the palm of your hand and/or a rolling pin into flat circles
  4. Add onion (as desired) and cheddar cheese slice onto one circle at a time leaving about ½ inch at the edges
  5. Spoon ground beef on top of cheese and/or onion
  6. Cover with another biscuit circle and pinch sides together while folding gently over the top, then flip over
  7. Place on a baking sheet fold-side down; you can mark ones that have onion, cheese, etc if needed by using a fork or toothpick to make a mark
  8. Bake until dough is browned on top, approximately 12-14 minutes
http://tonispilsbury.com/burger-blankets-2/

 

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Grilled Lemon-Basil Chicken, Grilled Portabella & Grilled Garlic Bread

Summer Grill Family Dinner Recipe

Grilled Lemon-Basil Chicken, Grilled Portabella & Grilled Garlic Bread

Grilled Lemon-Basil Chicken, Grilled Portabella & Grilled Garlic Bread

Ingredients

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts- 3-4lbs (6-7 trimmed breasts)
  • lemon- 1, sliced in half
  • basil, fresh- 1 bundle
  • portabella mushrooms, large- 4
  • bakery french bread- 1 loaf, sliced in half length-wise
  • STAPLES
    Chicken:
  • olive oil- ¼ cup
  • minced garlic- 1 tbspn
  • Montreal Steak Seasoning- 1 tablespoon (or 1 teaspoon each salt & pepper)
  • Portabella:
  • balsamic vinegar- ¼ cup
  • olive oil- 3 tbspns
  • crushed red pepper
  • black pepper
  • Bread:
  • butter- 4 tbspns
  • olive oil- 4 tbspns
  • minced garlic- 1 tbspn

Instructions

    For best results,marinate chicken and portabella ahead of time, 2-3 hours to overnight
    Chicken Marinade:
  1. Chop basil.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine chopped basil, olive oil, juice squeezed from lemon, garlic and seasoning.
  3. Place chicken in large zip-top baggie or shallow baking dish.
  4. Cover with marinade and seal or cover to store in the refrigerator to marinate.
  5. Portabella
  6. In same mixing bowl combine vinegar, olive oil, red pepper and black pepper.
  7. Place portabella in quart-size zip-top baggie or storage container, cover with marinade and seal or cover to store in the refrigerator to marinate.
  8. DINNER TIME:
    Chicken and Portabella:
  9. Grill chicken and portabella on outdoor or indoor grill, turning once, until cooked thoroughly.
  10. Chicken will take approximately 15 minutes and portabella will take approximately 7 minutes.
  11. Bread
  12. Melt butter in microwave-safe dish or measuring cup in microwave, approximately 23 seconds.
  13. Add olive oil and mix well.
  14. Brush mixture onto bread.
  15. Grill butter-side down until brown, approximately 1-2 minutes.
http://tonispilsbury.com/grilled-lemon-basil-chicken-grilled-portabella-grilled-garlic-bread/

 

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Grilled London-Montreal Steak, Asparagus On The Grill & Spring Lemon Salad

Grilled London-Montreal Steak, Asparagus On The Grill & Lemon Spring Salad

Grilled London-Montreal Steak, Asparagus On The Grill & Lemon Spring Salad

Ingredients

  • beef top round steak- 2-3 lbs
  • Montreal Steak Seasoning- (McCormick's Grill Mates)
  • asparagus, fresh- 1-2lbs
  • spring & spinach lettuce salad mix- 16 oz.
  • lemon- 1, sliced in half
  • STAPLES
    Steak:
  • olive oil- ½ cup
  • red wine vinegar- 1/4 cup
  • minced garlic- 1 tbspn
  • Asparagus:
  • butter- 2 tbspns
  • olive oil- a few tablespoons
  • Salad:
  • olive oil- ¼ cup
  • white wine vinegar- 4 tbspns

Instructions

    For best results, marinate steak ahead of time, 2-3 hours to overnight.
    For Marinade:
  1. Combine olive oil, vinegar, garlic and seasoning (reserving a tablespoon of seasoning for salad)
  2. Place steak in shallow dish and pour marinade over the top.
  3. Cover and place in refrigerator to marinate.
  4. Grill steak on outdoor or indoor grill, turning once, until cooked to desired doneness, approximately 5 minute each side.
  5. Remove steak to carving platter or plate and let stand at least 10 minutes before slicing thin to serve.
  6. Asparagus:
  7. Double aluminum foil about a foot and half long.
  8. Place asparagus in the middle of foil; top with butter and drizzle with olive oil.
  9. Fold foil over to meet in the middle and fold in sides pinching together at the top.
  10. Grill next to steak until tender, approximately 15 minutes.
  11. Salad:
  12. Place salad lettuce in large mixing or salad bowl.
  13. Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, juice squeezed from lemon and a tablespoon of Montreal seasoning.
  14. Drizzle over lettuce and toss.
http://tonispilsbury.com/grilled-london-steak/

 

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