Company is coming and you want to keep the menu simple and healthy and of course within budget parameters. Here is a perfect menu, and one that your company will love. It is easy to fix, and can be made ahead of time except for the brown rice. In these days of trying to save some money…you can still entertain at a very low cost. There are so many recipes out there that sound wonderful, but are filled with painstaking instructions. Few of us have all day to cook. I have included a lot of the most healthy vegetables you need for your minimum daily requirement.
Appetizer: Humus with whole wheat crackers and celery
One can of garbanzo beans Juice of half lemon 1/2 cup of sesame seeds Two tablespoons sesame oil 1/2 cup parsley 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp garlic powder Salt and pepper to taste
Put all ingredients in high powered blender (vitamix is great). Blend until smooth…serve with crackers and cut celery.
Baked chicken with veggies
Chicken thighs (one per person) Chopped spinach (two cups) Chopped onions (one cup) Chopped fresh tomatoes (two cups) One cup chopped fresh mushrooms Paprika to cover chicken thighs Two tablespoons of olive oil One tablespoon oregano One tablespoon basil One tablespoon Cajun spices Salt to taste Place veggies in pyrex dish with olive oil
Add chicken thighs, and pour over spices, salt and pepper, paprika — equally on all thighs. Bake uncovered four approx 1.5 hours at 350. Serve with brown rice and cucumber salad