Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Orange Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

I went a little crazy last week and everything we had for dinner was some sort of "Asian" dish. I use quotes, b/c let's face it, it's white girl Asian cooking at best. The Good Husband is hit and miss when it comes to Asian food. He will like something I would never in a million years think he would like - pad thai, summer rolls - and he will hate a dish that has only ingredients he likes. He is totally food bipolar.

But this is a healthy little dish that he was neutral about. And it didn't take that long to make either, which is good when you have a kid that can only watch 30 minutes of TV a day, then wants to be right next to the stove as you are cooking.

For the sauce:
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of soy sauce
4 tablespoons of orange juice
1 teaspoons ginger, fresh and grated
5-6 minced garlic gloves
2 teaspoon sweet chili sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoon hoisin sauce
3 teaspoon corn starch

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced thin
Canola oil
1 package broccoli slaw
1 cup cooked brown rice

~For the sauce - Add all the ingredients in a screw top jar and shake to combine. For a ticker sauce, add corn starch by the teaspoon until desired thickness. Set aside.

~ In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown the chicken in oil until cooked through. Add the sauce, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook 2-3 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Add broccoli slaw and toss to combine.

~ Serve with cooked brown rice.

recipe by: The Good Wife

Friday, March 25, 2011

Am I going to be THAT mom?

So, I think I am going to be *that* mom. You know, the one you roll your eyes at b/c she will do anything for her preshus little snowflake.

See the problem we have here:

"A ... B... C... D... E... F... G... H...?" Where the hell is the I?

I think the I actually ended up in the garbage accidentally. But if it didn't, it has disappeared completely from the house. So how do I fix this? Should I fix it?

Does it make any difference that The Good Daughter probably doesn't give two shits the I is missing? She can already say and point out which one I is anyway, so we don't need it as a learning tool the way we need the J or the C.

But still there is a gaping hole where the I should be. And I have kinda missed hearing the little tune, "Every letter makes a sound. I says eye and eh" when you put the letter in the doghouse.

So I either let it go and chalk it up to the fact that kids lose toys or that I should have been more careful about picking them up every night so I would know when I went missing and I could have checked the garbage before trash day.

Or, I will do what *that* mom does, which is to search the internets for a replacement I and spend more on the one letter you lost than you did on the entire toy in the first place.

Which one do you think I will be?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mashed Cauliflower Do Over

I've made mashed cauliflower before. But I didn't use a recipe and it turned out only ok. This time I used a recipe.

I found this recipe from The Novice Chef and used it as a guideline.

And the results were amazing. I think this will become the standard recipe in The Good Household.

1 head cauliflower, diced
Chicken Stock
1 shallot
2-3 garlic cloves
1/4 cup shredded cheese, I used an Italian blend
1/2 cup light sour cream
Salt and Pepper to taste

~In a large stock pot over high heat, add cauliflower and enough chicken stock to completely cover the cauliflower. Bring to a boil and boil for 8 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.

~In a food processor, process the remaining ingredients until desired consistency, careful not to over-process. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

recipe modified from: The Novice Chef

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Sharon! She was the winner of the $35 gift code from CSN stores.

Thank you to everyone that entered and thanks to CSN stores for allowing me to give you guys some free stuff.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Do you want some free stuff?

I'm pleased to announce another CSN stores giveaway! One of you will win a $35 gift code from CSN stores.

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But there are over 200+ CSN stores, so you can buy almost anything.

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