Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What's For Dinner?

I don't know... Maybe you can help me!

With all the craziness in our house lately, I have not had the chance to find new recipes to try out.  We have either been sticking to our staples, using boxes to supplement, or eating out.

I did have one I was all excited to post this week but it was just awful so I couldn't do it.  I want to give you ideas you can use and know someone liked, not stuff my dogs ended up eating.

Send me some ideas!  Google is not posting comments on my blog right now so while we try to get that worked out go ahead and leave your ideas on the Facebook link or send me an email.

Speaking of craziness, the control-freak/fixer in me some how, accidentally, volunteered for a large, year long job for the PTO. 

But I was very proud when I came home from the Girl Scouts Roundup and realized that I was NOT the troop leader.  That's some progress!


Meghan said...

Here a good one for you - this is in our regular dinner rotation.

Easy Chow Mein

1 lb Ground Beef (or Ground Turkey)
1 Medium Onion (finely chopped)
3 Carrots (peeled and chopped)
4 Celery Stalks (chopped)
1/4 - 1/2 c Soy Sauce (to taste)
1 c Water
1 tbsp Chinese 5-spice
1 tbsp Corn Starch (dissolved in 1/4 c water)
1 can Sliced Water Chestnuts (drained of liquid)
Rice (optional)
Chruchy Chow Mein Noodles (optional)

Brown ground beef (or turkey). Drain fat, and add onions to meat. Cook meat and onions until onions begin to turn translucent (usually 3-4 minutes). Add carrots and celery; cook for about 5 minutes until carrots begin to soften. Add water, soy sauce (start with 1/4 c) and Chinese 5-spice seasoning, and cook an additional 5-7 minutes. You can add more soy sauce to taste at this point; if needed. Add corn starch/water mixture and cook for 1-2 minutes until sauce begins to thicken. Add drained can of water chestnuts and stir to combine.
Serve over rice, and top with crunchy chow mein noodles, if desired. ENJOY!!

Kara said...

It worked! Thanks for the idea Meghan, I am going to try that very soon :)