SALMON CRACKER MELTS

Hello Everyone! I can’t believe it’s been 8 months since I’ve posted.
The New Year has come, gone and now we are already 10 days into
the month of March Shocked Face Emoji

It seems like time is moving in warp speed, but I’m working on how I can
jump inside that warp!

Speaking of fast, a few weeks ago I was yet again wondering what I could prepare super quick for dinner…like almost no prep time.

I love crackers! Not just any crackers…Original Premium Saltine Crackers
with sea salt. I always have some in the house.  I had some shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese left over from the ground chicken tacos we had the week before.

I placed four rows with six crackers each in a small ungreased glass baking dish, putting a sprinkle of both mozzarella and cheddar cheese on each cracker.

After preheating the oven for a few minutes on Broil, I put the crackers and cheese in the oven for exactly 4 minutes.  Why 4 mins? The cheese is nice & gooey; and the cracker is still crispy.  In under 10 mins the Cracker Melts were born. Cracker Melts

Naturally, I wanted to start adding other ingredients.  But, for me the trick would be adding items that would warm/cook in the 4 minute time frame.  So, next came Smoked Turkey Cracker Melts…

Smoked Turkey Cracker Melts

Then I came back with the Double – Decker Cracker Melt (cheese only).

Double Decker Cracker Melt

Deli meat and sliced smoked sausage were great additions. But, what I fell in love with was the Salmon Cracker Melts.

Salmon Cracker Melts

I will say I had a little head start on making the Salmon Cracker Melts.  The night before we had broiled salmon for dinner.  But, I know you can achieve similar results using smoked salmon or any ingredient/topping that would take 4 mins or less to warm or cook.

Now, just because I’m using saltine crackers doesn’t mean that has to be your cracker of choice.  There are many types of crackers, cheeses, veggies and meats you could use with your cracker melt creation.

Though we may eat to live, this doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun waking up our taste buds; while at the same time giving our bodies what they need.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick tip and I’ll make sure to not be a stranger 🙂

C. Denise McLean, The Turkey Blast Queen

 

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Deli Chicken Stir Fry

I initially created this dish because I was trying to decrease the amount of bread I was eating. I also wanted something quick and light without a whole lot of fuss.

Now it’s become a household favorite!

Ingredients

  • 14 – 25 slices of Deli Rotisserie Chicken Breast or 8 oz pack of lunch meat.
  • 1/2 Red Onion chopped
  • 1 Bell Pepper chopped (or veggies of your choice)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • Your choice of Rice (brown, jasmine, white, yellow)

Directions

  • Prepare your rice as directed on its package.
  • Chop your onion and bell pepper.
  • Cut your sliced Rotisserie Chicken Breast into smaller pieces (or just pull apart with fingers).
  • Pour your Olive Oil into a frying pan and warm on medium-high heat. Once oil is slightly heated, place sliced chicken in pan.
  • Sauté chicken for 3-5 minutes (or longer if you desire).
  • Add your chopped onion and bell pepper to chicken. Sauté for another 2-3 minutes (or longer if you don’t like crunchy veggies).

Pour your chicken and veggie mixture of the rice and enjoy 🙂

 

This recipe will give you 2-4 servings.