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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Menu Plan Monday for September 22

This week Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie is hosting a Family Favorites Edition of Menu Plan Monday. Everyone has to post at least one recipe or link of a "family favorite." It's sure to be the week of all weeks to go by and browse the menus. I can't wait to check it out.

At first I was just going to post a link to the chicken & rice recipe I always use, but when I mentioned to my husband that it was family favorites week, he said, "Let's have chicken cordon blue." And I just happenened to take a couple of pictures the last time I made it, so all in all, it seemed like the perfect week to post it.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Monday - still moving in, eat out
Tuesday - One Dish Chicken & Rice Bake
Wednesday - Chicken Cordon Bleu (recipe below)
Thursday - leftovers
Friday - club sandwiches
Saturday - Chili
Sunday - leftovers

Recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu:



Ingredients:
2-6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
thin sliced ham (2-5 pieces per chicken breast)
swiss cheese (sometimes I use American too) (1-2 slices per chicken breast)
pepper/seasonings


Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheet or casserole dish with cooking spray. Place meat and cheese on top of chicken. Fold chicken breast over and stick 3-5 toothpicks in the chicken to secure it shut. Top each chicken breast with your choice of season. I use a little pepper and/or Morton's Nature's Season, and sometimes I sprinkle a little Shake n' Bake seasoning on top as well. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until done.
Optional: 5 minutes before chicken is done, take out, and place half a piece of cheese on each chicken breast, or sprinkle some shredded cheese on top. Replace in oven and finish baking.








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