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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Your Assistance is Required Please

Ok, tomorrow we have a lovely woman coming to stay the night with us from the good ole US of A. The only tiny problem is that she doesn't eat onions and garlic. She's allergic.


People are allergic to the world's best food??

So, I need your best tasty recipes that require neither of the above. And not desserts. I need real food for dinner. Any and all help is appreciated.



  • Victoria

    NO onions or garlic? How does one live? Hmmm, let me see. Tasty, but no onion or garlic. Not a dessert? Hmmm...

    peanut butter & jelly.
    Kraft mac & cheese.
    Hot dogs.

    Your girls will be thrilled.

  • Aunt Bossy

    Hi Juliemom! Here's a new favorite of mine from one of my WW cookbooks (you'll probably want to double the recipe):
    Lemon-crumb chicken

    2 slices whole wheat bread made into crumbs
    1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
    1 tsp. dried parsely (or other herb of your choice)
    1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
    1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
    2 TBSP reduced calorie mayo OR sour cream (my hubby prefers the latter)

    Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spray a non-stick baking pan with nonstick spray. Combine the bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, & lemon zest in a medium bowl; transfer to a sheet of wax paper.
    Sprinkle the chicken with salt & pepper, spread both sides with mayo/sour cream. Coat the chicken with the crumb mixture. Arrange chicken in the baking pan, spray the tops lightly with non-stick spray. Bake until crust is golden and the chickn is cooked through, 20--25 minutes (do not turn).

    The above, combined with mashed potatos or rice or couscous & steamed veggies/salad would make for a delightfully yummy meal. And the leftover chicken is wonderful on a salad or in a wrap or in chicken salad or on homemade pizza or...

    Hope you get this in time for it to be useful!

  • Julie

    I was going to suggest grilling steak and having salad and rolls. But that Lemon Crumb Chicken looks very yummy!!!

    I do have an easy recipe for poppy seed chicken that has no onions or garlic.

    Cook about 1.25 lbs chicken any way you wish (I usually put mine in a shallow dish with a little water and put it in the oven). Shred the chicken with your fingers when cool enough and set aside.

    In a 2qt casserole dish mix a can of cream of chicken soup plus 8oz sour cream. Add the chicken. Stir till mixed well. On top of this crumble a whole sleeve of ritz crackers. On top of this add about 2tbsp poppy seeds.

    Bake at 350 for about 35 min. I serve over hot noodles.

    This is a quick, easy, yummy meal.

    Hope you get a chance to try it sometime if you don't serve it to your guest. xoxo Julie

  • JulieMom

    Victoria- thanks but the kids just had that for dinner tonight.

    Sonja and Julie- thanks but we just had chicken and cous cous for dinner tonight!!

    See, our neighbors came over for dinner and I used all four chicken breasts left for the adults, and the kids had mac n cheese with hot dogs and apple sauce.

    None of it touching of course.

    Got anything else???

  • Aunt Bossy

    Ok, so no onions, garlic, dessert OR chicken. Might have been a little more specific before--maybe we would have been more helpful! (Although I'm glad you weren't, since Julie's recipe sounds fabulous and I must try it.)

    Ok, so how about you invent something, Juliemom-style? You know how you are with recipes ("I love it, it's perfect--I change it all though...")

    So take ground beef, noodles, create a sauce, and throw whatever looks good into it. I know noodle casserole recipes usually call for both onions & garlic, so substitute peppers and/or various spices to give it flavor. Maybe something tex-mex or cheese-saucy or tomato based.

    OR you can go with Julie's steak suggestion--although in your case you'd probably broil rather than grill them. Season with salt, pepper, saute some peppers & mushrooms to put on top, add a salad & starch and there you go.

    There's also the breakfast-for-dinner plan, with fun french toast casseroles or frittatas (no onions, of course) or crepes filled with scrambled eggs, ham, & cheese for dinner, then crepes filled with fruit for dessert.

    You can do this--get those creative culinary juices flowing and let us know what you came up with!

  • JulieMom

    Ok people, here's the deal.

    It's called Busy Mom's Dinner.

    We go through the drive through at KFC and blissfully shy away from onions and garlic.

    It's a beautiful thing.

  • Aunt Bossy

    Sounds like a plan! Not to be a pain (and time-difference wise it's too late to be of assistance, but for future reference) is she also allergic to the powdered versions of onion & garlic? Because usually the seasoned breading of take-out chicken will have onion/garlic powder. Those allergy-inducing ingredients can be so sneaky!

    Good luck with the Busy Mom Hosts a Dinner Guest venture...

  • JulieMom

    Ok, so this is how it all went down..

    We got home late, KFC was a madhouse with a line wrapping around the parking lot, and I decided we'd...

    have breakfast for dinner.

    Sausage, pancakes, toast, eggs...

    It was great. :0)

  • Julie

    I just love breakfast for dinner!! What a great idea. Would you believe that we has breakfast for dinner two nights ago and my sweet friend, Megan, from Friedokra had it this weekend too. Must have been a breakfast for dinner kind of week for lots of us! I could eat bacon and sausage anytime though! Great idea!!!

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