Surviving Cancer’s Recipes of the Week – October 8, 2018

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This week’s Surviving Cancer’s recipes of the week happen to be a mix of Pinterest finds as well as old magazine recipes that my husband and I have accumulated over the years.

When we first were together, we started a binder of recipes. They’re from a variety of magazines, family. And websites, most of which no longer exists. This binder is bursting at the seams, and since I seemed to have hit a wall with my Pinterest searches, I thought it was time to start weeding through our “collection” and determine what was worth keeping, and what should go the way of the recycling bucket.

In the past few days, I’ve been feeling a bit worse for wear after our weekly bowling league. Exhaustion from a late night, we didn’t get to bed until about midnight, an unhappy tummy, and massive shifts in the weather, all seem to be taking their tole. With some rest, I should be feeling better by the end of the week, I hope.

Taking this into consideration, I did my best to try to stick to healthy meals this week, although a few cheese-filled recipes happened to sneak into the mix. So, without further ado, here are my recipes for the week of October 8, 2018.

Surviving Cancer’s Recipes of the Week for the Week of October 8, 2018:

Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps:

Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps

I didn’t realize it at the time, but this recipe happens to be similar to the Spicy Chicken Avocado Taco’s we did back on the Surviving Cancer’s Recipes of the Week list for the week of September 24, 2018. The printout of this recipe had been sitting in the binder for a few weeks, and I didn’t realize the similarities until I started the prep work for it yesterday.

Similar to the Spicy Chicken Avocado Taco’s, the chicken for this recipe recommends marinating for 24 hours for the best taste.

As I started to do the prep work, I immediately became frustrated with this recipe. It seems whoever wrote it, and upon researching it further for this post, the site I printed it from was a copy from another site, although the recipe itself is identical.

Having used my fair share of recipes, both in print and from cookbooks, this one seemed to leave out the most critical of information. Like what to do with the chicken. The instructions, were as follows:

“Add the chicken, garlic, olive oil, and spices in a large bowl or zip-seal bag. Place in fridge and let marinate for at least 15-30 minutes or up to 24 hours.”

And the first ingredient on the list was:

“1 pound Boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs.”

I think you can quickly figure out my difficulty with this recipe. Here I have a 1 lb chicken breast sitting in front of me, and I’m supposed to marinate it with the seasoning ingredients, which is just Taco Seasoning, Minced Garlic, and Olive oil. Um, but don’t you think the writer should have stated that the chicken should be chopped up first? Cut into chunks, slices, or whatever form works best for a taco? Sure the picture shows it cut up, but why would you leave that as an assumption to your reader?

Depending on how this recipe turns out, I might find myself re-writing this recipe on my blog for future reference so others won’t have to go through what I did. Recipe Courtesy of: sourced from

Cesar Burgers:

This recipe happens to be one I pulled out of our binder of recipes. It’s from one of the Kraft Food & Family magazines, dating back to 2007! Yep, I wasn’t lying when I said we’ve been accumulating recipes for a bit. Luckily it was still online on the Kraft recipes website, so I could have a clickable link for you to try it out for yourself.

While this was a Kraft recipe, I will be making some slight modifications to it. I’m not going to be using any Kraft brands. Instead, I will be substituting the Parmesan cheese with whatever I have in the fridge, The Mozzarella slices are Sargento, and the Caesar Dressing is from Marie’s. I doubt it will change the flavor all that much, but please feel free to make your preferred modifications. Recipe Courtesy of:

Low Carb Chili Dog Casserole:

I had printed this recipe out a few weeks ago, and it was another one that was sitting in the binder, that I hadn’t gotten around to trying. Apparently, in my printing frenzy, I even forgot to pin it. Oops!

It was passed over a few times probably because I assumed that it contained large amounts of pasta, which it doesn’t. Nor does it have loads of cheese that I initially thought it did. I’ll be using a pack of the Oscar Mayer Naturals Uncured Angus Beef Hot Dogs for this recipe. And our bell pepper of choice ordinarily red, because the green ones don’t seem to settle to well with either of us anymore.

I’ll be making a few modifications to this one as well. We don’t have an immersion blender or a food processor, so our “chili” might be a bit chunkier than the recipe recommends, but it will be interesting to see how it works out. Recipe Courtesy of:

Cheesy Chicken Noodle Skillet:

I was on a Kraft kick this week when I picked the recipes for this week’s Surviving Cancer’s Recipes of the Week list, although I didn’t realize it at the time. This recipe is also from the Food & Family Magazine, but this one dates back to Holiday 2006! Good grief, I need to work on weeding through that old binder of ours.

I initially had skipped over this one, since it contained pasta, and I’m trying to be good about limiting my pasta intake, but when I had one recipe left to pick, and nothing else was jumping out at me, I decided why not. We already had egg noodles in the house, and most of the other ingredients, so adding to the shopping list was minimal. Again, I will be opting out of the “Kraft” products for my preferred brands, but please feel free to modify as you see fit. Should be interesting to see how this one works out. Recipe Courtesy of:

It’s too early in the week for me to determine what the Friday Night meal will bring. Possibly another form of a Chicken Salad, or something else. I’ve got a binder full of choices.

As always, don’t forget I’m always looking for new recipes to add to my list. If you have a recipe that you or your family can’t get enough of, please drop a link in the comments below. You never know, your favorite meal may end up featured in my Instagram Feed.

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