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Sunday, 4 March 2012

Portable Meat and Ice Cream – What I need in my Life

Well I never thought I would see the day where there would be a serious need to have portable meat I could eat without heating. Now I know there are lunch meats and strange dried meats you can buy at gas stations, but I am talking about real food, not faux food with ingredients as long as the alphabet. Anyway, I decided I would share my favorite portable meat with you, in the form of Chelle’s Chicken Mini Loaves (you can go to her blog from my links). I have adjusted her original recipe, but if follows essentially the same idea. Obviously these are a favorite because they taste good both hot and cold but I really love that I can make them in a toaster oven. Four little loaves fit perfectly on that little pan (lined with parchment paper – I am in love with parchment paper for anything that gets baked).
1 pounds lean ground turkey
½ cup chopped mushrooms
½ medium sized zucchini grated
½ small onion finely chopped
1 egg
Random seasoning – whatever is in arms reach (my favorite is a little Mrs. Dash and some Italien seasoning)
Frank’s Red Hot (if the children will not be eating any)

1)   Mix everything togther – preferably with your hands
2)   Form into four mini-loaves
3)   Cook at 375 until done (about 25 minutes)
Now ice cream, who doesn’t love ice cream? Of course, I can’t exactly have real ice cream but the next best thing can be found in a combination of Greek Yogurt and Chocolate Protein Powder (or vanilla). If you haven't learned this about me, I kind of hoard Greek Yogurt and use if for everything from dessert to making chicken salad. It is like my culinary life was made complete when I was introduced to the stuff. I am dreading the day I have to say good bye to it for a few weeks in advance of the June 2nd show.
¾ - 1 Cup Greek Yogurt (I like President’s Choice)
1 Scoop Protein Powder of Choice (I like a natural chocolate sweetened with stevia)

1)   Mix together
2)   Put in the freezer until ice cream like in texture (maybe an hour
Oh happy day, happy day, there is ice cream!!!

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