Lunch: Sunshine Salad or Fruit Salad with Maple Cream Fruit Topping; Pear or Date; Roasted Mixed Nuts
Dinner: Turkey Broccoli Hollandaise or Fisherman’s Specialty; Black Salsify or Eggplant; Mock Champagne Punch
Maple Cream Fruit Topping
Combine 1 Tbsp of all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup of maple syrup, and 1 egg in a pot until smooth. Ad 1 Tbsp of butter. Bring to a boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until completely cooled. Whip 1 cup of heavy whipping cream. Fold whipped cream into flour-maple syrup-egg-butter mixture.
Spoon on top of fruit salad or sliced melons.
Fruit Salad Suggestion: Sliced strawberries, bananas, kiwis, cubed honeydew melon, and squeeze a lime on top of everything to keep fruit tasting fresh and to prevent browning in the fridge.
Drain a can of pineapple tidbits and a can of mandarin oranges, but reserve the liquid. Combine a package of instant lemon pudding with reserved fruit juices in a large bowl. Fold in pineapple, oranges, and 1 cup of quartered strawberries. Chill for at least 2 hours. Add a few slices of banana to each serving just before eating.
Turkey Broccoli Hollandaise
Cook and cube two turkey or chicken breasts or use leftover cooked chicken or turkey from a previous dinner. You will need approximately two cups worth.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place 1 inch of water and 1 cup of fresh broccoli florets in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare a package of stuffing mix and an envelope of hollandaise sauce mix according to package directions.
Spoon stuffing into a greased baking dish. Top with 2 cups of cooked chicken or turkey. Drain broccoli. Arrange over turkey/chicken. Spoon sauce over the top. Sprinkle with a can of french-fried onions. Bake, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes.
Crush 30 crackers into a pie dish or shallow bowl. Beat 2 eggs and a tsp of lemon-pepper seasoning in another shallow bowl. Dip 6 bluegill, crappie, or perch fillets in egg mixture, then coat with cracker crumbs. Sprinkle with another tsp of lemon-pepper seasoning.
Heat 1/4 inch of vegetable oil in a skillet. Fry fillets for 3-4 minutes on each side.
Roasted Mixed Nuts
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine 1 lb of mixed nuts 1/4 cup of maple syrup in a bowl. Mix well. Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp of brown sugar and an envelope of ranch salad dressing mix. Stir gently to coat.
Spread in a greased baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool. Store in an airtight container.
Mock Champagne Punch
Combine equal parts of white grape juice and ginger ale in a punch bowl or individual glasses. Garnish with strawberries and raspberries.
Heavy whipping cream
6 black salsify roots
2 bunches of bananas
2-3 flats of strawberries
2 flats of raspberries
6 dates (If you don’t like to eat them on their own, chop them up and add to green salads)
6 bluegill, perch, or crappie fillets (2-3 oz each)
Chicken or turkey (use leftovers, breasts, deli, whatever works, but you will need roughly 2 cups worth)
1 lb mixed nuts
Can of french-fried onions
Can of pineapple tidbits (20 oz)
Can of mandarin oranges (11 oz)
Package of instant lemon pudding
Package of stuffing mix (6 oz)
Hollandaise sauce mix
Ranch salad dressing mix
White grape juice
[Also needed: brown sugar, vegetable oil, butter]