Italian Caesar Chicken Salad

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Snapshot_20130711 (3)Italian Caesar Chicken Salad

Italian Caesar Chicken Salad has just enough zest for the flavor lover, with less fat than a restaurant rendition and added protein and sweetness when you top with your favorite washed trail mix. For extra crunch without the sodium spike, add crisp, chopped apple bits. To complement your chosen salad dressing, add chunks of Colby jack (or your favorite flavored) cheese.

This could be the most filling salad you have ever eaten! If you stop eating when you are full and only eat when you are hungry, you will lose weight naturally. Add moderate exercise, skip the extra side of fries, and you might need a wardrobe with that makeover.

Tools

tools

Tupperwave® Stack Cooker Complete System (Item #1195)
Tupperware® Measuring cups (Item #708)

Ingredients

ingredients

1 ½ pounds of boneless, skin-less chicken breast
1 cup of fresh, sliced mushrooms
2 cups of mixed vegetables
2 Tablespoons of Italian seasoning

Preparation

preparation

  1. Wash chicken. Remove excess fatty tissue.
  2. Place chicken in Stack Cooker colander.
  3. Season chicken with Italian seasoning on both sides.
  4. Move seasoned chicken to edges of casserole dish. Place smaller pieces in center if edge is full.
  5. Place seal on Stack Cooker.
  6. Place Stack Cooker in center of microwave.
  7. Cook for 6 minutes on high.
  8. Take Stack Cooker out of microwave.
  9. Remove seal and check chicken. If not completely done, turn chicken pieces over, replace seal, and put Stack Cooker into center of microwave. Cook for two additional minutes on high.
  10. Remove Stack Cooker from microwave and let stand for 5 minutes (do not remove seal).
  11. Slice seasoned chicken breasts into thin strips.
  12. Serve ½ cup of chicken strips over your favorite salad mix.
  13. Top with trail mix and Caesar vinaigrette.

Serve & Enjoy!

Serve with fresh fruit and a smile.


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MESSAGE IN THE MIX

Principles: 1) Jesus said that what bears the image of Caesar should be given to Caesar; and what bears the image of God should be given to God.

Devotional Reading: Matthew 22:15-22

Memory Verses: Matthew 22:20-21 – “20 And Jesus said to them, Whose likeness and title are these? 21 They said, Caesar’s. Then He said to them, Pay therefore to Caesar the things that are due to Caesar, and pay to God the things that are due to God” (Amplified Bible (AMP)).

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DEVOTIONAL READING

Matthew 22:15-22 (Amplified Bible (AMP))

15 Then the Pharisees went and consulted and plotted together how they might entangle Jesus in His talk. 16 And they sent their disciples to Him along with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that You are [b]sincere and what You profess to be and that You teach the way of God truthfully, regardless of consequences and being afraid of no man; for You are impartial and do not regard either the person or the position of anyone. 17 Tell us then what You think about this: Is it lawful to pay tribute [levied on individuals and to be paid yearly] to Caesar or not? 18 But Jesus, aware of their malicious plot, asked, Why do you put Me to the test and try to entrap Me, you pretenders (hypocrites)? 19 Show me the money used for the tribute. And they brought Him a denarius. 20 And Jesus said to them, Whose likeness and title are these? 21 They said, Caesar’s. Then He said to them, Pay therefore to Caesar the things that are due to Caesar, and pay to God the things that are due to God. 22 When they heard it they were amazed and marveled; and they left Him and departed.

Application

Jesus perceived the Pharisees’ malicious intent (Matthew 22:18) when they asked Him to give His opinion concerning the payment of tribute (taxes) to Caesar. The Pharisees thought they had Jesus trapped in a dangerous predicament. They believed that Jesus had only two possible responses. In their minds, either Jesus would have to publicly support taxation – which would have enthralled the common people and zealots, turning them all against Him; OR, Jesus would have to publicly shun taxation – which would have given perceived “just cause” for the Herodians (the agents of the King) to bring a case against Jesus. These agents would have accused Jesus of inciting rebellion against the rule of Emperor Tiberius, who reigned during the time of Jesus’ ministry.

The Pharisees had not only tried to put Jesus in a tough spot publicly. They also by posing such a question – whose answer was a matter of law and of the Holy Scriptures, indeed questioned Jesus’ authority to speak on these matters. One whom they supposedly respected to answer such a question, would have been a Rabbi with knowledge of the formalities surrounding the question. The way of the Rabbi would be to pose a counter question, whose response would reveal the weakness of the original question. Then, the Rabbi would be able to use the poser’s own response to refute the original argument and the challenge of his authority to answer in the first place.

In response to the wicked intended question of the Pharisees, Jesus first asked to see the coin used to pay the tribute. Then, He questioned whose image and title was imprinted on the coin. The Pharisees answering that the coin bore the image and title of Caesar, in turn showed the weakness of their original challenge to Jesus, who remarked concerning the “image” and “inscription” that the coin bore. The Pharisees could not argue that the coin’s image and title were other than Caesar’s and would have no way to refute Jesus’ statement that what bears the image of Caesar should be given to Caesar. That being undeniable, it’s counterpart would also have no standing refute. Jesus continued that what bears the image of God should be given to God. Jesus neither promoted nor opposed taxation directly, which gave no fuel to the riot that the Pharisees had hoped to spark. And Jesus’ response undoubtedly surfaced in the minds of the people, reference to: 1) the Commandments of God, which included that no image should be made of a false god, and 2) to the Jewish Shema, the most pious prayer that a Jew could render, which calls for the exclusive worship of God and Him only.

If the denarius (coin) used to pay taxes bore the image of Caesar, this by Jesus’ account, would be rendered to Caesar. This rendering would not be an optional gift giving – as taxation was not a matter of choice as decreed by the King. Rather, it was a mandatory action. With Caesar’s tribute as unto God’s tribute, what then bears the image of God is owed unto Him by obligation and not “if you feel like it” and has been decreed as His possession. What is to be rendered to God in this way? Man himself and woman herself. These are the possessions of God.

“Behold, all souls are Mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is Mine; the soul that sins, it shall die” (Ezekiel 18:4) (Amplified Bible (AMP)).

In questioning Jesus concerning the coin, the Pharisees had no less than admitted to idolatry while trying to snare Christ about disobeying a law of the land. Jesus called them hypocrites (pretenders) (Matthew 22:18). Then, he answered with such exalted wisdom that neither the commoners and zealots, nor the Pharisees’ disciples could find any fault with His response.

Many things bear the name of Caesar – even salad dressing. One image that bears the name of God is the image of God (mankind).

26 God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth” (Genesis 1:26 Amplified Bible (AMP)).

19 Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own, 20 You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body” (I Corinthians 6:19-20 Amplified Bible (AMP)).


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