Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Day Fourteen: Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches and Spaghetti Salad

I will turn this over to John to talk about tonight's dinner, but I wanted to write a little about the last couple of weeks.  I have discovered that this project makes us more aware of using what we have.  I don't know how many times we used to get late in the day and say "what's for dinner" only to end up buying something junky. But over the last two weeks we have been forced to be creative and plan a bit.

I have also been craving more fruits and veggies.  I don't know if it is for variety or just feeling a little healthier.  But I am excited to see what will happen in the weeks to come.

Now to pass it to John.  Go baby!

Thank you, JoLela. Let's start off with that salad. Remember that spaghetti we cooked the other day for the lo-mein? Here is the leftover spaghetti. I'm gonna slice up some mushrooms, green pepper, and onion. Add some Italian seasoning and Italian dressing. We've got some Olive Garden dressing in the fridge.


Adding the Italian seasoning...


And some dressing. Need to add about 1/4 cup and mix it in...


Just a little more dressing...

Into the fridge it goes to get better. I actually made this at noon, so it's in the fridge "marrying" for about 6 hours before dinner.
Thawed out some whole, boneless chicken breasts and trimmed them up.


Sliced them fairly thin. The package had 2 whole boneless breasts in it, and I'm only cutting up 3 of the halves. Still have a half breast for sometime in the next day or 2. Sliced some onion as well.


Now, saute the onion in a little olive oil. I added a little seasoned salt.


Onions are done. Now, on to the chicken!


Chicken goes into the pan, and we're pretty much stir-frying it in just a little oil and seasoning salt.

Get the hoagie rolls sliced and ready to go...




When the chicken is done, add some hot wing sauce. We like Cookie's Wings & Things...


Let's make some sandwiches! We have some shredded mozzarella/provolone mixed cheese. Add some crumbled feta as well...

Now we add the sauced-up chicken...


Onions on top of that, and just a little more cheese...


Put 'em on a pizza pan and cover with foil. I tent it up a little so the foil doesn't touch the melted cheese and stick to it. We really like them cooked like this because it makes them perfectly chewy, warm, and gooey.

We even have some chicken left over for another sandwich for lunch!


The finished product. Buffalo Chicken sandwiches and Italian spaghetti salad...all from the freezer, fridge and pantry!