Friday, October 17, 2014

Chicken Gyros

In a large nonstick skillet, cook and stir the chicken for 7-8 minutes or until no longer pink. Spoon onto pita bread. Top with your mixture and fold in half.
Ingredients for Tzatziki Sauce
  • 1 (16-oz.) container Greek yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp. dried dill weed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbl. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Ingredients for Chicken and Marinade
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced (use 1 tsp. for the tzatziki sauce and use the remainder for marinade)
  • 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbl. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbl. dried oregano
  • 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into strips
Assembling Gyros
  • 6 (6 inch) pita bread rounds
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
1.  Place Greek yogurt, cucumber, dill weed, 2 cloves garlic, white vinegar, 1 tsp. lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, and black pepper in a blender or food processor.  Blend until smooth; set aside. I bought my Tzatziki Sauce from the local grocery store.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Pepperoni Pita Pizza


1/8 cup low-fat marinara or tomato-basil sauce or use your favorite pizza sauce
1 medium whole grain pita (about 5" diameter)
1/8 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
4 slices (1/2 ounce total) lean turkey pepperoni
Fresh basil


Spread the sauce on top of the pita. Sprinkle the cheese over the sauce. Distribute the pepperoni slices on top of the pizza. Bake in a toaster oven or in your oven until the cheese has melted. Garnish with fresh basil.
Add things your family likes!
Makes 1 (5") Pizza

Per serving: 190 calories, 14 g protein, 26 g carbs, 4 g fat, 20 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 650 mg sodium

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day treat

This is a St. Patrick’s Day treat I made for my son’s class. Dip Oreo cookies in chocolate about half way then put them on wax paper to cool a little. Sprinkle or dip chocolate covered Oreo cookies in green sugar sprinkles. Put back on wax paper and stick them in the fridge to cool for a couple hours. Package them up in little snack bags or get a little fancy and use St. Patrick Day bags. Now that is a cute, quick treat for the class to enjoy.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Help teach your child letters

This is just a piece of paper with the lower case letters written on it. Mix all the letters up so they are not in order, this helps the child recognize each individual letter. Work on your sounds when going over each letter. My next post will show something you can do with this paper to add some extra fun while learning. Have fun with your child learning their ABC’s.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Letter, number and shape recognition

Have your children practice writing their letters and numbers with their fingers in conditioner, toothpaste, washable paint and shaving cream. Put all these items in separate zip lock bags and seal them closed. Shaving cream does not stay that long in the bag but the toothpaste, paint and conditioner stays for a long time. You can add food coloring or colored washable paint to the shaving cream to change the color. You can also go through the sounds of each letter while your child writes them. Have some fun teaching your child/children their letters, numbers and sounds.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Crackle nail polish

Crackle nail polish on our toes. My girl’s and I love Crackle nail polish on our fingers and toes, this polish is so much fun. I have had better luck with this nail polish when you use new nail polish, even if it is from the dollar store.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Helpful tips for plants and your garden

If your house plants or garden plants need a little help growing use Epsom Salt. Dissolve 2 tablespoons of Epsom Salt per gallon of water and water your plants with this solution at least once a month. It’s safe to do this as often as you desire. I used this solution on my starter seeds for the garden and germination was 7 to 10 days but my seeds started coming up in 5 days. This really does work! Hope you like the tip and have fun watching your plants grow faster.