Monday, November 26, 2007

Theme Time!

Okay ladies- let's have your favorite crock pot recipe! I just got a crock pot & I've made chili in it, but that's about it. Ideas please!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


I was a little skeptical about Aldi. But I started shopping there last summer and I love it! And today I found this meal planner tool on their website, and I love it even more. There's a GIANT database of recipes, which you can save to a cookbook (you have to register at the site but I don't think they send you spam) and add to a shopping list automatically. I am way excited.
Pardon me if you know about this already.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Chicken/Broccoli Stir Fry

The meat marinates for an hour or so, so this can't be a totally last minute meal.

1 lb boneless chicken breasts
2 T soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T dry sherry (optional)
1/2 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
1 T peanut oil or vegetable oil
2 stalks broccoli, cut in bite-size pieces
1 C bean sprouts
1 C chicken broth
1 T cornstarch
1/2 C cashews

Cut chicken in strips, marinate in soy sauce, garlic, sherry and ginger. Refrigerate 1 hour. Heat wok or fry pan over high heat; add oil to coat bottom and sides of pan. Stir fry chicken until light brown; add broccoli and continue stir frying until broccoli is crisp/tender. Add bean sprouts. Mix cornstarch with chicken broth; sitr into chicken mixture. When sauce thickens, reduce heat and add cashews. Serve over rice.
Serves 4.

The chicken always turns out tender, and Susanna (7) and Nathan (hubby) like this. The little boys won't eat it, but they won't really eat anything.
Enjoy! :)