No RWA Nationals for me…so…I’m Sharing Recipes

It’s still hot out. Too hot to even breathe outside. BLAH! If we hit 100 today that will be 20 days this year we’ve made it to 100.


RWA Nationals gears up this week in San Francisco and while I’d love to go, funds just don’t allow for that sort of thing. It’s not in my budget, unfortunately. Besides, I’m heading for Canada next year. I’ll just have to live vicariously through others at the conference. hehe

Lately I’m all about the quick fix meal that’s inexpensive to cook AND delicious. I subscribed to a new magazine called “Simple & Delicious” – I think the title explains everything. 🙂

Anyway – I tried a new recipe last night and it was YUMMY! So I wanted to share it here. It’s ready in 30 minutes, quick and easy to fix.

Monterey Barbequed Chicken and In-a-Flash Beans

In-a-Flash Beans

1 can pork and beans (I actually used Bush’s baked beans)
1/2 cup bbq sauce (I used the Walmart brand that was .86 cents for the entire bottle)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper, optional

In a large saucepan, combine the beans, bbq sauce, onion and green pepper, if desired. Cook and sit over medium heat until heated through.

Monterey Barbequed Chicken

4 bacon strips
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup bbq sauce
3 green onions, chopped*
1 medium tomato, chopped*
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cut bacon strips in half widthwise. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm.

Drain drippings from skillet; cook chicken in butter over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until chicken juices run clear. Top each chicken breast half with bbq sauce, green onions, tomato and two reserved bacon pieces; sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

*Because I have a picky eater, I left off the tomato and the green onions; he’s not a fan. However, I thought this was really good without it! I also served this with frozen garlic bread you just pop in the toaster oven and steamed green beans.

By Michelle

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