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Quick & Simple–Teriyaki Chicken & Pineapple

It’s been a crazy busy week folks.  Too tired to DIY, too tired to spray paint, but never to tired to eat!

Here’s a  simple dish you can do on your outside grill.  I could BBQ all winter if the weather stayed like our summer or I had a covered area to do so.  Hmmm, maybe the front porch?

chic teri ingredients

Take four boneless chicken breasts from the freezer.  When they are still half frozen cut them in half lengthwise.  Then cut each piece in half width wise.  Place all chicken pieces a 9X11 dish and cover with your favorite bottle of teriyaki sauce.  The easy way to make sure every piece is covered in the sauce is to turn the pieces over a couple of times.  Set a tiny bit of the sauce aside in a separate bowl.  Let the chicken soak for a couple of hours.

When it’s close to BBQ time cut a fresh pineapple into slices about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.  I’m sorry I didn’t take pictures of this because I’m pretty good at cutting up a pineapple.  Really!

Heat the BBQ to medium heat and spray it with some PAM grilling spray.   Place the chicken on the grill.  I turn it every minute or so and keep my eye out for flame flare-ups.  You can always turn the heat down.  When the chicken is getting close to done put the pineapple slices on the frill.  Brush a little teriyaki sauce on each slice and Turn a couple of times until they start to brown a tiny bit.  Serve on a platter.  You might want to add some buns for a chicken teriyaki pineapple burger or a mixed salad to add some chicken to.

tery chicken

close up chicen

What are you grilling this weekend?  Have a great 2 days!
-renee

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Picture Perfect Fruit Salad

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Don’t you just love spring?  Because with it comes plenty of fresh fruit.  Last Sunday, Easter dinner was at my brother and sis-in-laws house.  I brought the fresh fruit salad and, fruit dip. I filled the bowl with strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes, kiwi, pineapple and blueberries. I used my moms original Fiesta ware bowls to put in. The fruit popped…it was picture perfect!

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Lattenene

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Even though Christmas is over, foootball season isn’t.  That means more parties to watch the National Championship and the Super Bowl.  Or in my case, more opportunity to chat and occasionally look at the TV screen.  🙂 If you are getting together with friends, you may be asked to bring  something sweet. I don’t know about you,  but I am plum full of cookies and chocolate.  This recipe for Pineapple Upside Down cake is a tasty light dessert and is so easy to make.

1 Pkg yellow cake mix (make sure it calls for  veg oil )                                                           1 Pkg instant vanilla pudding                                                                                                    1 8oz can sliced pineapple (save juice)

Prepare cake mix as package directs, except add one more egg and 1/4 cup more water.  Melt 1/2 cube butter in 13×9 pan.  Sprinkle with 3/4 cup brown sugar.  Lay pineapple slices on top of the sugar.  Add cake mix. Bake time and temp per package directions.

Heat pineapple juice.  Add 1 Tablespoon  butter and 1/4 cup powdered sugar.  When cake is done remove from the oven, prick with a toothpick, and pour heated juice slowly over the top of the cake.  While cake is still hot turn upside down.

Enjoy!                                                                                                           Lattenene