Category Archives: lunch

Rice Salad With Mandarin Oranges

Rice Salad from What We Eat– What We Eat isn’t primarily a cookbook.  There are only about half a dozen recipes.  Mostly it is a picture book about nutrition, foods from around the world, where food comes from, how it grows, and how different cultures eat.  It’s a good library book, I am not sure […]

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Biscuit Dough Pizzas with Kids

Pizzas with Kids:  from Pretend Soup The book includes a recipe for homemade dough, but also says you can use 4 unbaked refrigerator rolls or biscuits, and since we were seriously crunched for time, we cheated and bought a can of biscuit dough.* Tomato sauce Zucchini, diced mushrooms, diced, Parmesan cheese grated mozzarella The directions […]

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Tuna and Tomato Mayonnaise

Tuna and Tomato Mayonnaise (adapted Lunch Boxes and Snacks: Over 120 healthy recipes from delicious sandwiches and salads to hot soups and sweet treats) 3 five ounce cans of tuna, open and drain (the Boy was insulted when I asked him if he knew how to drain a can of tuna properly) 3 Tablespoons softened […]

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Filled French Bread Sammitch

  There is a similar recipe here. For this version, we browned a couple pounds of ground beef with a bag of frozen peppers, a diced onion, and a couple tablespoons of Fiesta Chili Powder and garlic. We drained the meat and then stirred in just a tad of beef broth.  I don’t think we […]

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Bacon and Tomato Spread

12 ounces cream cheese, sliced for easier mixing 12 ounces (or about 3/4 cups) chopped fresh tomatoes (or grape tomatoes) 3/4 tsp mustard 1 1/2 T. mayonnaise 1/4 cup diced fried bacon pieces 3/4 tsp dried parsley or 1 T. fresh In a blender or a food processor with S blades, combine all ingredients except […]

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Artichoke Cheese Squares

Artichoke Cheese Squares 2 tablespoons oil, olive, coconut, or other1/3 cup minced onion (or green onion, snipped)2 teaspoons minced garlic4 eggs 1 jar (10 ounce) artichoke hearts packed in oil – drained and chopped- reserve drained oil to make an italian salad dressing. 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 2 teaspoons dried parsley1/4 teaspoon oregano 1/2 […]

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Turkey Empanadas

Turkey EmpanadasFilling:Equal amounts of chopped up cooked chicken or turkey and grated cheddar or jack cheese (or combination)2 or 3 cans of diced green chiles, or to taste. Pocket:Combine:5 cups flour1 1/4 cup cornmeal2 1/2 teaspoons of salt Cut in 1 1/3 cups plus 3 tablespoons of shortening. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup of water. Stir […]

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Turkey Walnut Salad

Turkey Walnut SaladThis is a cold salad, lovely for a brunch, and perhaps better suited for warmer months, but we like it: 3 cups cooked brown rice2 cups cooked turkey, diced1/2 cup celery, diagonally sliced1/4 cup pineapple chunks, drained1/4 cup mandarin oranges, drained1/4 cup water chestnuts, drained and thinly sliced (optional)1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced […]

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Salmon Patties

This recipe comes from the back of an inexpensive package of Chicken of the Sea salmon which I purchased from Amazon (using their subscribe and save option), but what makes it really good was what Jenny used for the ‘seasoned bread crumbs’ called for in the recipe (for low-carb variation scroll down): One 14.75 ounce […]

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Basil Biscuits

Basil Biscuits 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil, chopped (we use generous amounts of dried basil)1 stick of buttertwo cups of flour1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda3/4 cup of yogurt (it has to be yogurt), unflavored. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice the butter and put it into a large bowl […]

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