Will You be Grillin’?

After looking at many holiday recipes for this coming weekend I realized that it’s time to get out the GRILL! With great recipes coming in from my various recipe sites, it’s time to start sharing them with you so that you will be prepared to cook up some fantastic meals for Memorial Day!

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Grilled BBQ Chicken Wraps

1 lb. boneless skinless
chicken breasts
3 T. Italian dressing
1/2 C. barbecue sauce,
divided

4 (10 in) flour tortillas

1 C. shredded mild Cheddar
cheese
1 tomato, chopped

Heat grill to medium heat.
Brush chicken with dressing;
grill 6-8 minutes on each side,

or until done (165º F.)
brushing with 1/4 C. sauce
for last few minutes; cut
into strips. Spoon remaining
sauce down centers of tortillas,
top with chicken, cheese &
tomatoes. Fold in opposite
sides of tortillas; roll
up burrito-style. Grill,
seam-sides down, 8-9 minutes
or until golden brown,
turning after 5 minutes.
Serves 4

(recipe: Kraft foods)
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Cheese-Stuffed Bacon Burgers 
(grill) 

1 lb. ground beef 
1/4 C. A1 steak sauce, divided 
4 Kraft singles (Amer cheese) 
4 hamburger buns 
4 lettuce leaves 
8 slices cooked bacon, 
broken in half 

Heat grill to medium-high heat. 
Mix meat & 2 T. steak sauce;  
shape into 8 (1/4 in thick) 
patties. Fold each cheese 
slice into quarters; place 
on 4 patties. Top with  
remaining patties; pinch 
edges together to seal 
Grill 5 minutes on each 
side or until done (160ºF) 
placing buns, cut sides 
down, on grill grate the  
last 2 minutes. Fill buns 
with lettuce, burgers,  
remaining steak sauce & 
bacon. 
Serves 4 

(Kraft foods) 
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Sesame-Ginger Coleslaw 
 

1/3 C. Miracle whip dressing 
2 T. Kraft Asian Toasted 
Sesame dressing 
2 T. fresh lime juice 
6 C. finely shredded cabbage 
1 C. show peas, diagonally 
cut into 1 inch pieces 
1 carrot, coarsely chopped 
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced 
2 green onions, finely chopped 
1/4 C. chopped fresh cilantro 
1 T. minced ginger 
2 T. sesame seed, toasted 

Mix first 3 ingredients until 
well blended; combine all  
remaining ingredients except 
sesame seeds, in large bowl. 
Add dressing mixture; toss 
to coat & top with sesame 
seeds. Serves 8, 1 C. each 

(recipe: Kraft foods) 
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Grilled Vegetables w/Cheese Sauce 
(grill) 

1 zucchini, cut diagonally into 
1/2 inch thick slices 
1 yellow squash, cut diagonally 
into 1/2 inch thick slices 
1 red onion, cut into 1/2 inch 
thick slices 
1 each: red & yellow bell pepper, 
cut into 2 inch wide strips 
2 T. olive oil 
1/2 C. milk 
12 Kraft singles, chopped 
(American cheese slices) 

Lightly brush grill grate 
with vegetable oil before 
preheating to prevent 
vegetables from sticking.

Heat grill to medium heat. 
Toss vegetables with oil; grill 
4-6 minutes or until tender, 
turning after 4 minutes. Micro- 
wave milk in small bowl on High 
1 minute. Stir in chopped 
Amer. cheese, microwave 1 
minute or until completely 
melted & sauce is well  
blended; stirring every 30 
seconds. Serve vegetables 
topped with sauce. 
Serves 12 - 1/2 C. each 

(recipe: Kraft Foods)
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Orange BBQ Chicken & Grilled
Vegetables
 
 
1/2 C. barbecue sauce
1/2 tsp. orange zest
2 T. fresh orange juice
4 small boneless skinless chicken
breast halves (1 lb.)
1 zucchini, cut lengthwise in half
1 yellow squash, cut lengthwise in
half
1 red pepper, cut into quarters
1/4 C. zesty Italian dressing

Heat grill to medium heat.
Mix bbq sauce, zest & orange juice
until well blended. Grill chicken
6 minutes, turning after 3 minutes.
Brush with half of sauce. Add
vegetables to grill; cook chicken
& vegetables 9-12 minutes or until 
chicken is done (165 degrees F.) 
and vegetables are crisp-tender, 
turning occasionally & brushing
chicken with remaining sauce &
vegetables with dressing.
Serves 4

(recipe: Kraft foods)
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Easy "Baked" Tomatoes 
(grill or oven) 

4 large tomatoes, cut in half 
1/4 C. balsamic viniagrette 
dressing 
1/4 C. grated Parmesan cheese 

(Option: can sprinkle tops  
with chopped fresh basil or 
parsley before cooking)

Grill: 
Heat grill to medium heat. 
Place tomatoes, cut side up, 
in disposable foil pan. Drizzle 
with dressing, sprinkle tops 
with cheese. Grill 15 minutes 
or until tomatoes are soft and 
cheese is lightly browned. 

Oven: 
Preheat oven 350 degrees F. 
Place tomato halves, cut sides 
up, in 9 x 13 baking dish. 
Top with dressing & cheese; 
bake 15-20 minutes or until 
tomatoes are soft & cheese 
is lightly browned. 

Serves 4. 

(recipe: Kraft foods) 
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Chewy Cherry Almond Bars

1 C. butter, softened
2 C. packed brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 egg
1 tsp. almond extract
2 C. flour
2 C. regular rolled oats
1/2 c. sliced almonds
1 (12 oz) jar cherry preserves
(1 C.)

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Line a 9 x 13 baking pan with
foil, extending foil over edges
of pan. Grease foil; set aside.
In a large bowl, beat butter with
elec. mixer on medium-high speed
30 seconds. Add brown sugar & 
baking powder. Beat until 
combined, scraping sides of
bowl occasionally. Beat in egg
& almond extract until combined.
Beat in as much flour as you can
with mixer. Using a wooden spoon,
stir in any remaining flour, the
oats & almonds. Remove 1/2 Cup
of dough and set aside. Press
remaining dough evenly into 
bottom of pan. Spread with 
preserves; crumbled remaining
dough evenly over preserves.
Bake 35 minutes or until
lightly browned. Cool 
completely in pan on wire
rack. Using edges of foil,
lift the uncut bars out of
pan. Cut into bars; makes 36 
bars.
(recipe: Peg-Marys Recipe
Exchange)
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It's a rather quiet day here and a bit chilly-
although the thermometer says 73 degrees F., it's
not sunny and I'm wearing a sweater. Had to get up
a bit early today as youngest didn't wake up in
time, so I drove him to school (at 7:15 a.m. it
was 55 freezing degrees - and I forgot to grab
a wrap so I was shivering!) Not much planned
yet for the day; tonight's Knit Group - I 
never really know how many people to plan for.
I have a website for our group and it provides
'signing in' to say if you're coming or not;
still people don't sign in. I usually try to
set up tables for about 10 people, then we 
can always add more chairs if more come. 
With the summer and more activities, our
group seems to thin a bit; tonight's the
night to remind the ladies we only have
four weeks until Log Cabin Days and any
knitting/crocheted dishcloths to be 
finished for the Historical Society.
(Wow-that never ceases to amaze me -
Log Cabin Days always seems to sneak
up on me, even if I KNOW it's coming!)
Right now I'm about 1/4th into another
Clive Cussler spy/mystery book, this
time it's "The Spy"; it came highly 
recommended by a friend from church
who keeps telling me: "You'll REALLY
like this one!" (hope so, right now
it's rather boring and I'm just plugging
ahead because of his recommendation).

Enjoy your day!

Hugs;

Pammie

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