This is a great recipe to use up left over chicken or turkey. What is so wonderful about this recipe is that it can be prepared the night before, making it a great dinner option to have ready for one of those evenings the family has many activities to get to.
Portion size10 servings
Credits :Cheryl McMillan
1 1/2 cup
mushroom pieces and stem
buttered, and crusts removed
Spray a 9x13" pan with cooking spray. Line the bottom with 6 slices of buttered bread. Combine all of the other ingredients and pour half the meat mixture over the bread. Place 6 more slices of bread over the meat mixture. Pour the remaining half of the meat mixture over the second layer of bread. Lightly beat the milk with the eggs and pour over the casserole. Spread the mushroom soup on top and sprinkle with shredded cheddar. Cover and let stand overnight in the refrigerator. Uncover and bake at 325 deg. F. for 45 minutes.
This breakfast-inspired sandwich goes well with a handful of cherry tomatoes. If your little one is adventurous, try adding chopped fresh chives to the egg. Pack the cucumbers separately to keep the bread from getting soggy.
Portion size1 serving
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: September 2014
whole wheat bread
per serving: about
Total fat13 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate43 g
In bowl, use fork to mash egg together with mustard.
In skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, turning once, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towel–lined plate to cool. Chop into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces.
Spread egg mixture over 1 slice of the bread; top with bacon and the remaining slice of bread. Add cucumber to sandwich just before serving.
This classic warm-you-up stew becomes even more comforting when made with well-marbled pot roast rather than the usual stewing beef. The fat melts slowly as it cooks, tenderizing the beef into juicy melt-in-your-mouth morsels. A slow finish in the oven gives the stew its rich, hearty texture.
Prep time50 minutes
Total time2 hours & 30 minutes
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: February 2015
boneless beef blade roast
cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm cubes)
dry red wine
mini white potatoes
scrubbed and quartered
cut in 1 1/2-inch thick (4 cm) chunks (halve bigger pieces)
sodium-reduced beef broth
drained and rinsed
per each of 8 servings: about
Total fat27 g
Saturated fat11 g
Total carbohydrate21 g
In large bowl, whisk together flour, salt and pepper; toss with beef to coat.
In large Dutch oven, heat 2 tbsp of the butter and the oil over medium heat; working in small batches, cook beef, stirring, until browned, about 20 minutes total. Using slotted spoon, remove to bowl; set aside.
Add remaining butter to Dutch oven; cook celery and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add wine; cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits, for 2 minutes.
Return beef and any juices to Dutch oven. Add potatoes, carrots, thyme, parsley and bay leaves. Stir in broth and Worcestershire sauce; bring to boil, stirring occasionally to loosen any remaining browned bits from bottom.
Cover and braise in 350 F (180 C) oven for 45 minutes. Stir in cocktail onions; cover and braise for 15 minutes. Uncover and cook until vegetables are tender and beef offers no resistance when pierced with tip of knife, 30 to 40 minutes. Stir in peas; cook for 5 minutes.
Skim any fat from surface of stew; remove thyme, parsley and bay leaves. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Change it up - The Ultimate Beef and Mushroom Stew: In large Dutch oven, melt 1 tbsp butter over medium heat; cook 1 pkg (227 g) button or cremini mushrooms, trimmed, stirring occasionally, until tender, golden and no liquid remains, about 7 minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove to bowl; set aside. Continue with recipe as directed, returning mushrooms to Dutch oven along with beef.
This recipe calls for medium heat, but depending on your stove, you may need to adjust the temperature to achieve the perfect golden-brown colour. Start by preheating your skillet and testing the temperature on a single pancake.
Portion size14 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: April 2016
1 1/2 cup
each baking powder and
1 3/4 cup
per pancake: about
Total fat4 g
Saturated fat1 g
Total carbohydrate11 g
In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, butter and vanilla; whisk into flour mixture until combined yet slightly lumpy.
Lightly brush large nonstick skillet or griddle with some of the oil; heat over medium heat. Working in batches and brushing pan with remaining oil as necessary, drop batter by 1/4 cup, spreading slightly; cook until bubbles form on tops, about 3 minutes. Turn pancakes; cook until bottoms are golden, about 1 minute. Transfer to rimmed baking sheet; cover with foil and keep warm in 250°F (120°C) oven until ready to serve.
Whole wheat Buttermilk Pancakes Substitute 3/4 cup of the all-purpose flour with all-purpose whole wheat flour.
Banana Buttermilk Pancakes Top each pancake with about 1 tbsp chopped banana (about 1 banana total) before turning.
Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes Top each pancake with about 1 tbsp fresh or frozen blueberries (about 3/4 cup total) before turning.
Think it's impossible to make lasagna on a weeknight? This dynamic mix of veggies and pasta still delivers comforting flavour but comes together quickly because there's no fussy layering.
Prep time15 minutes
Total time25 minutes
Portion size4 servings
Per serving: about
Total fat19 g
Saturated fat8 g
Total carbohydrate51 g
Break lasagna noodles into thirds. In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook noodles according to package instructions until al dente, 7 to 9 minutes; drain. Meanwhile, chop half of the basil; stir with ricotta. Set aside.
In cast-iron or ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Using vegetable peeler, slice zucchini and carrot lengthwise into long ribbons; cook until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add noodles and pasta sauce; simmer, stirring occasionally, until warm, about 3 minutes.
Sprinkle with mozzarella; dollop with ricotta mixture. Bake in 475°F oven until mozzarella is melted, 7 to 10 minutes. Tear remaining basil into small pieces; sprinkle over top.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Looking for a flavourful way to increase your veggie intake? Double the quantity of zucchini and carrot while omitting the noodles in this recipe.