4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 firm ripe avocado, peeled and sliced thin, divided
1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
4 wheat bread slices, toasted
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup chopped sweet red bell pepper
Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Place between two sheets of plastic
wrap and pound to flatten to 1/4-inch thickness.
In resealable plastic bag, combine cornmeal and garlic salt. Add chicken; close bag and toss to
coat well. In large nonstick frying pan, heat oil. Cook chicken in hot oil for 2 minutes per side or
until lightly browned. Remove chicken from pan and place in shallow baking pan.
Place half of avocado slices over chicken and sprinkle evenly with shredded cheese. Bake at 350
degrees F for 15 minutes or until chicken is done and cheese is melted.
Place each chicken breast on a slice of toast. Top with remaining avocado slices. In small bowl,
combine yogurt and pepper; serve with chicken.
Yields 4 servings.
2 ripe tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 firm-ripe Haas avocado, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon chopped red onion
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
4 (6- to 7-inch) flour tortillas
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 1/3 cups coarsely grated Monterey jack cheese
Fresh cilantro sprigs (for garnish)
In a small bowl stir together tomatoes, avocado, onion, lemon juice and Tabasco sauce. Season
with salt and pepper.
In another small bowl stir together sour cream and cilantro and salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat broiler. Put tortillas on a large baking sheet and brush tops with oil. Broil tortillas on a
rack set 2 to 4 inches from heat until pale golden. Turn tortillas and broil until other sides are pale
golden. Sprinkle tortillas evenly with cheese and broil until cheese is melted and bubbling. Spread
avocado mixture evenly over tortillas and top each with 1 of remaining tortillas, cheese side down,
to make 2 quesadillas. Transfer quesadillas to a cutting board and cut each into 4 wedges.
Top each wedge with a heaping teaspoon of sour cream mixture and garnish with cilantro sprigs.
Baked Beer Burgers
2 pounds ground beef
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/3 cup chili sauce
1/2 envelope dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup beer, divided
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Combine meat, pepper, Tabasco sauce, garlic, chili sauce, dry onion soup mix and 1/4 cup of the
beer. Shape into 6 patties. Bake at 400 degrees F until brown, about 10 minutes. Baste
Baked Cheese Sandwiches
12 slices bread
6 slices American cheese
1 1/2 cups milk
Cut off crusts and spread bread with butter. Place cheese between 2 slices. Place sandwiches
side by side in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Beat eggs with milk. Pour over sandwiches and let
stand for 1 hour or overnight. Bake 1/2 hour at 350 degrees F.
Serve with cream of mushroom soup slightly diluted with milk poured over the top and warmed
Baked Crabmeat Sandwich
12 slices thin bread, trimmed
1 cup (7 1/2 ounces) crabmeat
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound cheese, grated
3 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
Place six slices bread, butter side up, in casserole. Spread crabmeat over; add 6 more slices
bread, butter side up. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Mix eggs, seasonings and milk together and
pour carefully over bread. Cover and place in refrigerator several hours or overnight. Bake 45
minutes at 325 degrees F.
Serves 8 to 10.