Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Days 178 & 179

Day 178 D has Macaroni and cheese ravioli with fresh tomatoes and cheese pearls, fruit salad.

Day 179 From the top left D has tomato/cheese salad, wheat thin crackers, strawberries, chicken parmesean meatloaf and some cucumbers.

Chicken Parmesean Meatloaf

1 lb ground chicken
1/2 c seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 c parmesean cheese (I used shredded but grated would be fine)
1 tsp Penzey's pizza seasoning (or 1 tsp italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste)
1/4 of a small onion finely chopped
2 eggs
1 c marinara sauce
1 c shredded italian cheese blend

In a large bowl lightly beat the eggs,  add the bread crumbs, parmesean cheese, onion and seasonings.  Mix well to combine.  I then spread this around the outer edges of the bowl and put the ground chicken in the middle.  For me it just makes it easier to combine it all without a lot of mixing.  You don't want to work the chicken too much because it can become tough.  Once it is all combined put into a lightly greased loaf pan.  Top with sauce and bake in a preheated 350 oven for 45-50 minutes. Top it with the italian cheese blend and return it to the oven for another 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted.  Let sit out of the oven for 10 minutes or so before you cut into it.

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