Monday, January 24, 2011

What's for dinner Sunday...on Monday!!:)

So my grand plan to share our menu plan on Sunday....has already failed...but just for a moment...let's pretend it's still Sunday!!:)    Last weeks meals were all hits!!  A favorite was the Slow Cooker Creamy Italian tasted alot like chicken and noodles but with a little flair!!  The Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches were also a fun meal...I ended up put the meat into cook before bed on Friday night and we had a perfect meal ready for us for lunch the next even got 2 thumbs up from my father-in-law!! 

This weeks Menu:

Monday: Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Roast....all my kiddos loved this...and in Sophia's   words..."mommy you added the perfect amount of flavor!!"

Tuesday: Meatloaf and Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday..Breakfast for dinner

Thursday: Asian Marinated Flank Steak and Roasted Veggies

Friday: Spaghetti and Meatballs (at my hubby's request)  I need to pay attention to what I put in my sauce so I can share!!:)

Saturday: Stirfry  (recipe below)

Sunday: Leftovers

A Little Breakfast treat: Banana Blueberry Muffins!!  YUMMY!!

Stir Fry ----The Best you'll ever have!!:)

1. Pick a Protein:
We prefer steak

2. Marinate:
Whisk 1 egg white, 1 tbsp Chinese Rice Wine or dry Sherry and 1 tbsp Cornstarch.  Toss with your protein, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

3. Pick your veggies:
We prefer,
baby spinach
red pepper
red onions
water chestnuts

4. Sauce:
Mix 1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp Chinese rice wine or dry Sherry

5. Stirfry
* drain the excess marinade from protein, place your sauce, veggies and protein near stove.
* Heat 1/4 inch oil in a wok or skillet over medium heat.  Add the protein; slowly and cook until done.  Transfer to a plate; discard the oil and wipe out pan.
* Heat the pan over high heat, 1 to 2 minutes, add 2 tbsp oil, then 2 cloves of garlic and 2 minced scallions and a pinch each of salt and sugar, stirfry about 30 seconds.  Add the veggie, starting with the ones that take the longest to cook; stirfry until crisp and tender.
* Add protein and sauce and stir until the sauce is thick about 3 minutes.

We serve this with brown is one of our FAVORITE meals!!

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