Category Archives: Dinner

Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken


  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • butter and olive oil for cooking


  1. Mix the spices together, and coat the chicken in the mix.
  2.  In a pan, heat up butter and olive oil on medium heat.
  3. Add lime juice and saute the chicken for about 6 minutes on each side

Satay Chicken with Thai Peanut Sauce


  • Chicken:
    • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into small pieces
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
    • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • Peanut Sauce:
    • 1 13.5 oz can of full-fat coconut milk
    • 2 oz (approximately 1/4 cup) of Thai red curry paste
    • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (preferably without sugar, but you can also just put less sugar in)
    • 1/2 tablespoon salt
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
    • 1/2 cup water
  1. Toss chicken, garlic, ginger, and fish sauce in a bowl until the chicken is coated in the marinade. Cover, and marinate for 1 hour.
  2. While the chicken is marinating, make the peanut sauce.
  3. Mix all of the ingredients in a medium heavy-bottomed pot and bring to a very gentle boil over medium-low heat, whisking constantly.
  4. Let the mixture simmer for 3-5 minutes over low heat; be careful not to let the mixture scorch at the bottom of the pot.
  5. Take the pot off the heat, and let it cool.
  6. If you have a grill, put the chicken on skewers and grill on medium heat for 4-6 minutes a side. Otherwise, broil the chicken in a pan for about 25 minutes.
  7. Serve the chicken with the peanut sauce. You can freeze extra peanut sauce for another day.

Swedish Meatballs


  • 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 (12 oz) jar chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 (2 or 3 lb.) bag ready-made swedish meatballs
  1. Mix the cranberry sauce, chili sauce, brown sugar, and lemon juice together in a bowl.
  2. Pour the sauce over the meatballs in a crock pot.
  3. Heat about 6 hours on LOW, stirring occasionally.
Note: If you do not have a crock pot available, put in a covered container in the oven on 200 for a few hours.

Dirty Rice

1 pound ground beef
1 cup black beans
2 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (optional)
1 package ZATARAIN’S® Dirty Rice Mix, Original

1. Brown ground beef in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat. Set aside.

2. Bring water to boil in medium saucepan. Stir in rice mix, black beans and ground beef; return to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until rice is tender.

3. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork before serving