Category Archives: lunch

Grandma’s Baked Chicken Salad

Grandma’s cooked chicken salad2 cups cooked chicken or turkey (I like to cook a mess of chicken up on once,and then freeze the cooked meat to use in different meals)2 cups diced celery1/2 cup diced toasted almonds2 T. lemon juice1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup mayo1 T. onion1 cup crushed potato chips (you can use Rice Chex, […]

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Too Hot to Cook

Easy Hummus (Humus? Homus?) Crush 2-3 cloves of garlic, put in blender. Add 1/4-1/2 cup lemon juice, a spoonful of tahini, a 15 oz. can of chickpeas (drained), and somepaprika. Blend together with a bit of yogurt or sour cream and use as a dip for pita bread, vegetables, or crackers. Share this recipe: Recommend […]

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Too Hot To Cook

Greek Salad: Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, feta cheese, olives, and a dressing of oil, vinegar, lemon juice, a little of the water from the olive container, and spices (salt, pepper, mint) Diced, cooked lamb or other leftover meat for more protein (copied from an online friend’s recipe years ago) Share this recipe: Recommend on Facebook […]

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Sushi Rice

Sushi rice used to be a lunchtime favorite- cook your rice with slightly less water thanusual. Mix about 4 T. rice vinegar, 3 t. sugar, and 1 t. salt together(proportions vary to taste). Stir it into the warm rice (about five cupscooked rice). Have on hand stuff to go on the rice- grated carrots, cucumber […]

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Penne with Broccoli, Red Pepper, and Garlic

Penne with Broccoli, Red Pepper, and Garlic 1/4 cup olive oil8 cloves garlic, minced1/2 t. hot red pper flakes or to taste2 red bell peppers, seeded, cored, and cut into 1/2 inch dice1 cup finely chopped parsley1 cube broth powder dissolved in 1 c. hot water2 T salt3 heads broccoli, trimmed, florets cut into bite-sized […]

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Thai Noodle Salad

for dressing combine equal parts lemon juice, teriyaki sauce, and oil- for four servings, two tablespoons each In bowl combine:8 ounces crabmeat (fake stuff is fine), flaked2 1/2 cups cooked linguini or other thin noodlegrated or chopped cabbage, about 4 cups1 cup grated carrots1/3 cup each cilantro and diced scallions Mix well, toss with dressing, […]

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Pickled Mackerel

This recipe is from a Woman’s Day magazine, July, 1942.  I haven’t tried it.  If you do, let me know how it is. Pickled MackerelCosts 18 cents, serves 4 1 pound can mackerel, drained1  cup vinegar1 sliced onion3/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon whole mixed pickling spice1/4 teaspoon pepper Place large pieces of mackerel in a shallow […]

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honey orange bean and vegetable slaw

One of my favorite recipe websites is Meals For You. What I like about it is that I can search for recipes by ingredients, nutritional level (including low-carb) and prep time. Then I can adjust the size of the recipe with a click of a button or two. Once I’ve chosen several recipes, I can […]

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Asian Broccoli Noodles

1 medium head broccoli2 bunches green onions1-2 large garlic cloves, minced2 tablespoons peeled, minced fresh ginger2 tablespoons peanut butter1/4 cup soy sauce1 tablespoon sugar3 tablespoons water or vegetable brothjuice of 1` lemon (about 2 tablespoons)1/2 teaspoon salt8 ounces spaghetti or vermicelli (you can substitute rice noodles for gluten free) Trim and discard tough bottoms from […]

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Quick and Easy Vegetable Quiche

this makes three quiches 3 deep dish pie crusts 2 bunches of green onions, chopped with kitchen shears.2 packages frozen spinach, thawed and squeeze all the liquid out (save the liquid and use in vegetable broth for soup)2 small peppers, chopped (recipe calls for hot peppers.  We don’t use them)around 5 cups of sliced mushrroms1 […]

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