Lemon-Mustard Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook

2 1/2 to 3 lbs meaty chicken pieces (I used breasts)

2 tbl cooking oil

1 tbl Dijon-style mustard

1 tbl lemon juice

1 1/2tsp lemon-pepper seasoning

1 tsp dried oregano or basil, crushed

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (I used 1/4 as I am a rebel)

1- Preheat broiler.  Skin chicken (if you used thighs or drumsticks).  Place chicken bones sides up, on the unheated rack of a broiler pan.  Broil 4-5″ from the heat for 15-20 min, or until light brown.

2-Meanwhile, in a bowl stir together oil, mustard, lemon juice, lemon-pepper seasoning, oregano, and cayenne pepper.  Brush mustard mixture on chicken.  Turn chicken; brush with remaining mixture.  Broil for 5 to 10 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink.

3 oz= 207 cal 11g fat 1g carb

Butternut Squash Gratin with Blue Cheese and Sage

Cooking Light Dec 2008

5 c cubed peeled butternut squash

1 slice white bread (I used a hamburger bun that was about to be pitched)

4 tsp olive oil

2 c thinly sliced onion (I chopped mine)

1 tbl chopped fresh sage (mine was dried)

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground pepper

Cooking spray

1/2c crumbled blue cheese

1-pre-heat oven to 400

2-steam squash, covered, 10min or until tender

3-place bread in a food processor, and pulse until coarse crumbs measure 1/2 c.  Transfer to small bowl; add 2 tsp oil, use fork to combine.

4-heat remaining oil in a lg non-stick skillet over med-high heat.  Add onion to pan; saute 5 min or until tender, stirring occasionally.  Transfer the onion mixture to a large bowl.  Add butternut squash, chopped sage, salt, and black pepper to bowl, toss to combine.  Spoon into 11x 7 baking dish coated with cooking spray.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Sprinkle blue cheese evenly over squash mixture, sprinkle evenly with a breadcrumb mixture.  Bake 10 min or until cheese is melted and crumbs are golded brown.

1 cup  186 cal  6.4g fat  30.9 carb

This was an excellent meal.  The chicken was good, but the squash was better.  It tasted like potatos!  Even Ben liked this and he hates blue cheese.