Ground turkey? I’ll be honest. I really wanted to name this dish something else, at least for purposes of this blog post, because if you are anything like me, you see ground turkey and you think bla-and. Get ready for a shocker. This green bean and ground turkey stir-fry is so good that I’ve made it twice. And it might be one of the easiest weeknight dinners that you can possibly make.Read More
My husband came home from the grocery store the other day with red snapper and a selection of vegetables. “I thought we would have stir-fry,” he said.
What I should have said was, “Thank you, honey, for planning dinner and going to the store. That was so awesome!”
What I actually said was, “Fish stir-fry? Gross. Have you ever actually heard of fish stir-fry?”
Not my finest moment as a wife. Did I mention that I was napping when he went to the store? With the kids? Yep. Not my finest wife moment at all.Read More
Chicken Lo-Mein is the perfect vehicle for refrigerator clean out. I bought absolutely nothing for this recipe. That said, I didn’t follow the recipe to the letter. Interestingly, I didn’t click over to the original recipe (the recipe that I followed was a modified version) until after I made the lo-mein for dinner. Mine was a lot more like the original recipe than the one that I followed. These things happen.Read More
I’ll admit that when I planned this meal, I was in a hurry. I came across a couple of new food blogs, saw some things that looked tasty, and signed myself up. Then it came time to make stir-fry. In summer. What was I thinking? I almost didn’t do it. I mean, grill season is so short, right? I could just grill up those shrimps and asparagus and call it a day. I’m so glad I didn’t. This shrimp and asparagus stir-fry in lemon sauce is light, flavorful, and just the thing for a nice summer meal.Read More
Right off the bat, I’ve gone and changed things up in the menu line up this week. We came home on Friday to chicken and more chicken. I just couldn’t make chicken again last night, so switched it up with Tuesday’s yakisoba. Excellent choice. This meal was fast. We even forgot two ingredients, sent a runner to the store, and still had dinner on the table in about 30 minutes.Read More
After Sunday night’s stellar dinner, this meal was just ho-hum. The three reviews on BHG.com next to the recipe combined for a 3.5 out of 5 stars and I would say this is accurate (or maybe a little nice). With ingredients like ginger, garlic, cilantro, and sesame oil in the chicken meatballs, I was expecting a bite full of flavor. But it was just chicken. And noodles. Not much to report.
Oddly enough, I thought getting two three-year-olds to eat this dinner would be a cinch. I mean, chicken and noodles? What’s not to like? It was like pulling teeth. It took Gus 20 minutes to eat one meatball. Not exactly a ringing endorsement.
This recipe is easy and colorful though. And I did forget the soy sauce in the meatballs, which I am sure contributed to their blandness. Siracha was an excellent addition. Would I make it again? Maybe once more to try the meatballs with the soy sauce. But I don’t know. There sure are a lot of amazing looking recipes to try-out on the internet….
We were supposed to have fish on Wednesday, but I had all of the ingredients for the stir-fry and no time to get to the store to buy fish. Even better was that my husband cooked. And that I had actually already reviewed the beef stir-fry recipe we used here.
Sometimes it is just one big win. And then half the house spends the night up with stomach flu. Good times at our house right now. Good times.
Oh, and that fish? Didn't happen. One half of the house ate oatmeal and the other half ate pizza. That was some good oatmeal.
It should come as no surprise to those of you that are following along that I am only slightly busy at this time of year. Let’s just say Santa could use a few extra elves.
Anyway, last night, the plan was to make sweet and sour chicken. That totally didn’t happen. Instead, we were picking up two Christmas trees when I got a text from my mom that her tree had fallen and over, water and all, while she was trying to put the lights on. Christmas is serious business. And apparently dangerous.
After tree duty, I chopped up a bunch of veggies, took some pre-baked chicken out of the freezer, and tossed it all together at my mom’s house with Veri Veri Teriyaki. You want a cooking blog? There are hundreds of them. My life looks a bit more like this lately…
And PS? It was darn good stir-fry. There were no complaints.
The kids absolutely loved this. And it made the whole house smell of sweet BBQ (the hoisin sauce). But I will admit that I thought the flavor was a little bland. I’ve been thinking about what it might have needed and am still unable to come up with a solution. Make it and let me know, would you?
Really. You should make it. This cashew chicken is easy and will be a crowd-pleaser if you have kids. If you don’t have kids or have adventurous eaters, add a little red pepper flake or chili paste. That might be the solution. And maybe add a little salt to the chicken when you marinade it. Let me know if that works, please. I might try it again.
Oh. And we skipped the jasmine rice in favor of purple rice. Very popular with princesses around the nation. You can find it here.