Saturday, March 01, 2008

Greek Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Salad with Warm Pita Bread for Wrapping

My husband and teenage son absolutely loved this one! I felt great about serving it because it includes vegetables. We'll be having this again.
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Greek Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Salad with Warm Pita Bread for Wrapping - Rachel Ray

1 1/3 to 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenders, 2 packages from meat case
Salt and pepper
8 pita breads
1 ripe lemon, zested and juiced
3 tablespoon red wine vinegar, eyeball it
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball it
2 tablespoons fresh chopped oregano, 4 stems, stripped of leaves and chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 hearts Romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
2 vine ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/3 seedless or English cucumber, diced
1/2 red onion, chopped
1/2 cup flat leaf parsley leaves, a couple of handfuls, chopped

Preheat grill pan over high heat. Place chicken in shallow dish and season with salt and pepper.

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Wrap pita breads in foil. Place in warm oven and heat until dinner is served.

Combine lemon zest, juice and vinegar in a bowl and whisk in oil. Add oregano, garlic and whisk again to combine into dressing. Pour half the dressing over chicken tenders. Turn tenders in dressing to coat.

Combine remaining salad ingredients in a bowl. Pour remaining dressing over salad and toss well. The salad should be very lightly dressed. Season salad with salt and pepper and transfer to a large serving platter.

Grill tenders 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Transfer hot tenders to the salad lined serving platter. Remove pitas from oven and unwrap. Cut pitas in half and arrange around the edge of platter.

To serve, each person can pile grilled chicken and veggies into pita halves, wrap up on either side and enjoy!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Weekend Hunger Food Donation Project - Las Vegas

Every Friday, the local Weekend Hunger Project and Communities in Schools sends backpacks filled with "child-friendly food" (food that requires no preparation or adult assistance to eat) home with needy school kids. In many cases, this is the only food that these deprived children will eat all weekend long.

Between March 1-31, 2008, please drop off much needed single serving, easy-to-open food donations that require no cooking or refrigeration at American Mini Storage, 5220 S Jones Blvd Las Vegas 89118. At the conclusion of the food drive, the items will be boxed and dropped off at the Las Vegas warehouse.

Types of foods needed:
Granola Bars Nuts Small Boxes of Cereal
Vienna Sausages Beans-n-Franks Tuna
Ravioli Cereal n Milk Bars

American Mini Storage 1
5220 S Jones Blvd
Las Vegas NV 89118
702-220-7777 office
hours: 8am to 5pm Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm Sunday

We thank you for your support.

Charles, Rona, Marcus and Anthony
American Mini Storage

Communities in Schools http://cisnevada.org/
Weekend Hunger Project http://www.weekendhunger.com/

Urban Homemaker Teleseminar - Lacto-fermented Foods

Maria shows how to make some of the world's most nourishing foods such as kefir, whey, fermented veggies, kombucha, bone broths, and much more. Lacto-fermented foods are natural sources of probiotics and digestive enzymes that are easily and economically prepared right in your own kitchen.

Next week, Maria and her friend Blair, both of whom are Weston A Price Chapter leaders, will be talking about other principles of a traditional nutrient dense diet and how to easily incorporate these principles into your routines.


Here is the contact information:

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2008

Scheduled Start Time: 9:00 PM EST, 8:00 CST, 7:00 PM MST, 6:00 PST (Adjust for your time zone, please.)

Dial-in Number: 1-605-475-4150

Participant Access Code: 754074

If you have never participated in a phone seminar before, here is how it works:

1. You dial in the phone number below to the seminar. (You pay only for the phone call.)
2. Key in the seminar access code.
3. Introduce yourself, it you wish.
4. Bring a notebook to take notes, a cup of tea, and have your questions ready.
5.Don't worry about background noise, we will mute that out.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Product Recommendation: Turbo Tax.com

I've been using Turbo Tax.com for the last 3 years, to file our taxes. The biggest selling point for me is that it really is user friendly. (in comparision to H&R Block)

The program walks you thru with a series of questions, to make sure you're getting every deduction. And if you need additional help it's available, for a fee.

Stop by the website for more information or to file your 2007 taxes.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Looking for a Self Storage Manager Position? Stop by Self Storage Jobs.com


Are you and your spouse considering a management team position? Looking for positions in your area?

Consider stopping by Self Storage Jobs.com and see what's available, to you.

Happy 16th Birthday Marcus!


On February 26, 1992, at the Maine Medical Hospital, Marcus Joseph Berry was born at 4:30pm. My husband just knew it was a boy and picked out the name. (My husband's a Marcus Allen fan..Joseph is my husband's middle name) I really thought I was having a girl. But I've never been more happy to be a mom of a boy.

It's been a joy being mom to our 16 year old son. He's always going to be our 'Little One' even though he's now 6 feet 5 inches and wears a size 15 mens shoe.

As my husband and I reflect on the last 16 years, we occassionally shed a tear or two and look at all the scrapbooks and pictures, with huge smiles.

Happy Birthday Marcus!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Menu Monday Plan - February 25, 2008


Our 'Little One' has a birthday on Tuesday - he's turning 16 years old! Marcus is only 6 ft 5 inches and still growing! My husband and I took him on a shopping trip to Sears Grand. We'll celebrate tomorrow with birthday cupcakes. We took Marcus to his favorite food place, Sammy's for their famous Pastrami Sandwich.

Charles and I are busy, this week, training a new management couple and closing out the month. The couple will be taking over a new self storage property, in Henderson. We also are working on meeting our goal. I tend to get a bit stressed out, during the last week. I have to turn over all worries, fears and concerns over to the Lord.

Well, lets have a terrific, productive week!

Fish, Brown Rice and Salad

BBQ Chicken, Salad and Mac/Cheese

Roasted Chicken Burritos, Brown Rice

Sandwiches and Soup

Pork Stir Fry and Vegetables