Everyday Mom's Meals: Dinner on the Go

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dinner on the Go

Facebook. Who knew when it was created as a forum for college students it would now be controlled by grandmas, stay at home moms, bloggers, and small business owners? I have a fan page for this blog and it has brought more people here to my "home away from home" than I could have ever dreamed. Currently I am sitting at 284 fans on Facebook! That number has kept growing from the minute I launched the page and I couldn't be more grateful. I threw out an idea on Facebook asking people to tell me the recipes they wish they had, or want to make, but don't have time to research, and I would do it for them, and blog about it. Just trying to keep things fresh and new:) The first response I got was from a fan whose husband is on the road traveling a lot and she was looking for microwave meals for him. The minute I read it I thought "wow, I bet a lot of people are in that same boat." Traveling for business, but not wanting to eat out all the time, and certainly not able to plan things you would make in a full kitchen. Plus I bet a tasty microwave meal would be handy for a college student living in a dorm, or a city dweller in a small apartment. So good to my word, I went searching. The first thing I found was an entire website dedicated to this very subject: www.microwaverecipe.net is full of idea of food that can be done in the microwave. This was the first recipe I clicked on simply b/c the picture looked to appetizing. Then I found out in order to make it, you had to click on another one of their recipes, and so I did only to find another great idea. So consider this a 2 for 1 special! Your microwave isn't just for popcorn, steamed veggies and reheating coffee anymore!

Microwave Chicken

1 boneless chicken breast, 4-5 oz.
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dried rosemary

Rinse chicken breast in water and blot w/ paper towels. Sprinkle w/ seasonings and wrap in microwave safe plastic wrap. Microwave 2- 2 1/2 minutes.

Chicken Lo Mein

2 boneless chicken breasts, prepared as directed above
1 TBS sesame or peanut oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
1 TBS soy sauce
1 TBS teryaki sauce
2 tsp dried ground ginger
1 3oz. pkg chicken ramen noodle soup
16 oz frozen oriental vegetable mix
3/4 c. water

Prepared chicken and set aside to cool. In a separate microwave safe bowl combine oil, garlic and onion. Microwave 2-3 minutes until onions soft and set aside. In a larger microwave safe dish add bag of vegetables and 1/2 c. water. Cover loosely w/ plastic wrap and microwave for 3-5 minutes, until veggies are warm throughout. Drain excess water. Prepare ramen noodle mix per microwave instructions w/ 1/4 c. water and without the flavor packet. Drain noodles. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces. In a large microwave safe bowl, combine noodles, vegetables, onion mix, soy sauce, teryaki sauce, and ginger. Stir to combine well and cook 1-3 minutes until heated through.

Photo Courtesy of MicrowaveCooking.net

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