Thursday, January 10, 2013

nest nest nest

This time around not only do I want to organize the crap out of my house BUT I’ve been a cooking fool.  For a long time after G was born Ben did the majority of our dinner making.  Lately, I’ve been baking like crazy AND making dinner.  I know.  I’m awesome. 

I realize I’m not.  I was kidding. 

This week I made 2 delish and EASY things.  I mean, delicious if you like the things in them… if not, then I made 2 very disgusting things and you should stop reading now.

One—Thai chicken chopped salad
Two—Orange Chicken Stirfry

Thai Chicken Salad
Iceberg lettuce
Peanut butter
Chicken tenders cut up

So I cut thinly some iceburg lettuce.  Then thin carrots, I grated a zucchini, and put in edamame, thinly cut basil, some peanuts and green onions.  I should have put in some celery, maybe?

Then in a skillet I heated up olive oil with some red pepper flakes to spice it.  Then I sprayed in some peanut oil.  I had cut up chicken tenders to bite size and then added garlic after cooking for a little bit in the oil.

For the salad dressing I did about 3 spoons of peanut butter, some vegetable oil (maybe 1-2 tbsp), soy sauce (1-2 tbsp), rice wine vinegar (2 tbsp), sugar (1 tsp), red pepper flakes and sirracha sauce for spice.  I didn't really measure any of that.

Then I mixed it all together with my hands.  Yums.

Orange Chicken Stirfry
Ingredients  (I didn’t measure so these are estimates)
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce ?
2 tablespoons rice vinegar ?
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 large cloves garlic
1 teaspoon minced ginger
Sirracha  (which I should have measured… and didn’t.  And it was SPICY.  Until I cooked it and it was fine.)
chicken tender cut into cubes
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons corn starch
Chopped veggies (carrots, green beans, zucc, corn, edamame etc…whatever you like)
olive oil
1/2 cup medium yellow onion, chopped
Blend all of the “sauce” into a food processor
Heat a skillet with olive oil and red pepper flakes.  Cook onions in oil.
Toss in the chicken (that has been tossed in salt and pepper and the corn starch) and cook until mostly cooked.  Then start spooning in the sauce and finish cooking the chicken in that.
I also did some 10 min brown rice (deluxe rawr) and actually used a frozen veggie medley (I was starving, yo.)  And after the rice was cooked just put the frozen veggies in to thaw with the hot rice and then mixed in the chicken/sauce.  Word up.  Immediate stirfry. 

1 comment:

CDS said...

Yummers!!! Nest away!!!