Lunch: Pasta salad, Pear or Rhubarb, Peanut butter popcorn bars
Dinner: Chicken and broccoli chow mein or Turkey and stuffing pie, Cooler
Tricolor Pasta Salad I usually double this one and sometimes add chickpeas
Cook a package of tricolor spiral pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, place a package of frozen California-blend vegetables in a glass dish. Cover and microwave for 7-8 minutes. Drain. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water.
Combine the pasta, vegetables, and a drained can of sliced ripe olives in a bowl. [Add chickpeas if using them.] Combine 1 – 1 1/3 cups of Italian salad dressing and 1/4 – 1/2 tsp of garlic salt. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
Turkey and Stuffing Pie
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. If using raw turkey, cook 2 cups worth. If using deli, cube 2 cups worth. If using leftovers, shred 2 cups worth. Prepare 3 cups worth of stuffing (or use leftovers). Press stuffing onto the bottom and up the sides of a well-greased pie plate. Top with turkey and 1 cup of shredded Swiss cheese. Beat 3 eggs and 1/2 cup of milk. Pour over cheese. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.
Chicken and Broccoli Chow Mein
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook and cube 2 chicken breasts. Chop up broccoli. Combine a can of cream of chicken soup, a can of chicken with rice soup, and a can of evaporated milk in a bowl. Stir in chicken and broccoli. Transfer to a greased baking dish. Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes. Stir. Sprinkle with chow mein noodles. Bake 5-10 minutes.
Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars
Pop 3 bags of popcorn. Place in a large bowl. Set aside. Bring 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of light corn syrup to a boil in a pot over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
Stir in 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter and 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract. Mix well. Pour over popcorn and mix under well coated. Press into a buttered pan. Cool slightly before cutting.
Sunny Citrus Cooler
Combine a can of pineapple juice, 2 cans of thawed orange juice concentrate, and 3/4 cup of lemonade concentrate in a pitcher. Add 6 cups of ginger ale or white soda and mix well. Serve over ice. Garnish with orange slices. Refrigerate leftovers.
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
Turkey (Leftovers, deli, or cook enough to get 2 cups worth)
2 pkgs of frozen California-blend vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots) [16 oz ea]
2 cans of frozen orange juice concentrate
Can of pineapple juice (46 oz)
Can of condensed cream of chicken soup
Can of condensed chicken with rice soup
Can of evaporated milk
Can of chow mein noodles
Can of chickpeas
2 cans of sliced ripe olives
Ginger ale or white soda
Light corn syrup
2 pkgs of tricolor spiral pasta (16 oz ea)
Raw sliced almonds
[Also needed: sugar, vanilla, creamy peanut butter, milk, Italian salad dressing]