This first recipe, the Turnip Green Soup is my grandmother's recipe. I'm not a big fan of greens (especially turnip greens, because they taste bitter to me normally), but this soup is absolutely delicious! Not only that, it's healthy and it doesn't sit heavy on your stomach. This will make enough for at least 6 people, so you can halve the recipe if you need to!
Combine the following in a crock pot, and cook on high for 4 hours...
1 bag frozen turnip greens
3 chopped potatoes*
1 chopped onion
1 chopped polish sausage
1 packet Knorr Vegetable Soup mix
3 cans white beans
3 cans chicken stock
1 T. tabasco sauce
1.5 T. sugar
*We actually left the potatoes out because Chad forgot to pick them up at the store, and it was still wonderful! Thanks, Grandmother!
And this Lemon Feta Chicken recipe is from People Magazine (not sure which issue; I clipped it a while back and it's been hanging on my fridge for weeks!)
4 chicken breasts
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 T. olive oil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup scallions
Combine lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper in small bowl. Salt & pepper your chicken breasts on both sides. Pour the marinade over chicken. Marinate at least 2 hours. Preheat oven to 350. Heat a skillet to medium high, cook chicken breasts 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to casserole pan; top with feta and scallions. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through!
We served this with crunchy green beans, basmati rice (Uncle Ben's 90-second rice, seasoned with lemon juice, salt, and a little oregano), a salad and french bread.
And while I'm on a roll here, may I suggest a salad dressing?
Did you know that you can make your own Olive Garden salad dressing by simply adding a few ingredients to Newman's Own Oil & Vinegar dressing? Oh yes you can.
Get an 8-oz bottle of Newman's Own Oil & Vinegar, and add the following:
1/2 tsp minced garlic (or 1 clove for those that use the fresh stuff)
1 T. sugar
1/2 T. dried basil
1/2 T. dried oregano
And wah-lah! Olive Garden dressing! It's delicious.
(And it's really great poured over this lemon feta chicken too!)