Menus, Recipes and Grocery List

As promised I have put together a few dinners with the recipes and grocery list. When we were on Kiawah Island last weekend to see the HGTV Dream House we ate at a cute little Italian restaurant in between Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island. I had a Arugula & Prosciutto Pizza that was wonderful so of course I had to try my hand at making one. Here is what I came up with:

Arugula & Prosciutto Pizza

1 cup each mozzarella cheese and fontina cheese

4 to 5 oz. of thin sliced prosciutto ~Ask the deli person to put paper in between slices if you get fresh so it won’t stick together.

2 cups fresh arugula

1 TBS olive oil

1 tsp balsamic vinegar and more for a few extra splashes on the pizza

pizza crust~ store bought is fine. If you live near an Italian market or Italian pizza place you may be able to buy fresh dough there. You could live wildly and make your own!

flour for dusting the counter

Dust a surface with flour that is big enough to roll out your pizza dough. Also dust the rolling pin with flour so the dough does not stick to your rolling pin.

Preheat oven to 400* Spray your pan with PAM. Put dough on pizza pan and put on toppings

Spread the two cheese evenly on your pizza dough, then lay the prosciutto out flat on your pizza.

Sprinkle a few drops of balsamic vinegar around on your pizza (optional)

Place in the oven for 10 minutes or so. This depends on how thick your crust is. Just watch it carefully.

In a bowl mix arugula, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.

After the pizza comes out of the oven spread arugula over the top evenly and you are done!

Grocery List:

Fresh: Arugula

Meat: 4 oz thin sliced prosciutto

Dry Goods: flour

Dairy: pizza dough, 8 oz Mozzarella cheese,

8 oz Fontina cheese both shredded

Other: balsamic vinegar, olive oil and pan spray

Kabobs: 

4 boneless, skinlees chicken breast

1 container cherry tomatoes

1 container mushrooms

1 red pepper cut into 1 inch pieces

1 green pepper cut into 1 inch pieces

2 yellow squash cut into bit size pieces

Wooden sticks

Cut up meat into cube sizes (try to cut even so they cook evenly)

I marinate my meat for a few hours before making kabobs but over night is best. Then I boil the marinate and brush over kabobs while cooking and you could even use it for dipping at the table.

Marinate:

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tsp fresh minced ginger

4 garlic cloves minced

1 TBS sesame seed oil

1 tsp red pepper flakes

After chopping everything and marinating the meat start building your kabobs. I mix it up. My kabobs never look the same. take a stick and start shuving the meat and veggies on. If I have leftover veggies I keep making kabobs but just with veggies. Serve with rice and a salad.

Grocery List:

Fresh: 1 red pepper, 1 green pepper, container of mushrooms, container of grape tomatoes, 2 yellow squash, 1 inch piece of ginger, 1 garlic, lettuce for salad and tomatoes, cukes

Meat: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast

Canned or Boxed: soy sauce, light brown sugar, sesame seed oil, red pepper flakes, rice

Other: Kabob sticks

Gormet Salad:

I make this all the time for dinner and it is awesome! I can’t find a picture of it but we all know what salad looks like.

4 bonelss skinless chicken breast (If you want to stretch your dollar, you could butterfly the chicken breast and only need 2)

Italian seasning

Garlic salt

Mix spring greens

1 cup crasins

2 cups Gorgonzola cheese crumbled

1/2 cup sliced almonds

The salad dressing I use is:

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I buy it at the Fresh Market or Harris Tetter. This dressing really makes the salad!

Take the chicken and sprinkle with Italian seasoning and garlic salt. Put on a hot grill for 7 minutes per side.

In the mean while put about 3 cups of salad greens on each plate, then 1/4 cup crasins and sprinkle with almonds. Then cooked chicken breast. I slice my chicken breast before placing it on the lettuce. Top with 1/2 cup Gorgonzola cheese. You can cut back or add more of each of the ingredients. This is just how I do it. Enjoy!

Grocery List:

Fresh: Spring mix salad lettuce

Meat: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast

Dairy: Gorgonzola cheese crumbles or whole and you can crumble

Other: Crasins, sliced almonds and ginger mandarin dressing

Italian seasoning

garlic salt

I absolutely love this salad! I hope you enjoy it too!

I really want to help you get dinner on the table so please make comments of what you like or dislike or what you would like to try and make but have no idea how. I love to cook so this is all fun for me!

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