Thanks to challenger KarinElizabethMeares for another example where leftovers make meal prep and planning simple throughout the week.
I had some leftover marinade from some Asian Sticky Wings that I used as my base for a stir fry. Red and green bell peppers and yellow onion sauteed with my chicken formed the base. I roasted some asparagus, zucchini and yellow squash that I tossed in right before serving. Some whole grain rice lightly fried with egg made for a healthful, satisfying and very filling dinner!
I am especially glad that I could repurpose my marinade. I’m making it again this week, it was that good!
She didn’t say it, but we’re going to add challenger KarinElizabethMeares‘ entry to this week’s Cheese Please! mini challenge.
We had a twist on traditional mashed potatoes tonight, cheese! Mixed in, so it was melty and full of yum and sprinkled on top to add some texture and color to our mash.
A little boost of flavor and calcium in a cozy classic!
One word comes to mind to describe challenger KarinElizabethMeare’s latest culinary endeavor – impressive! Not only did she make a pasta dish at home… she made the pasta, too! And we say, keep practicing and then invite us over for dinner.
There is a reason why they make pasta machines! It is pretty impossible to roll them out thin enough, either that or I need lots more practice/muscles.
I really enjoy experimenting in the kitchen, trying new recipes, techniques and ingredients. Even when the end product doesn’t go on the top 10 list, it is nice to change it up once in a while.
Challenger KarinElizabethMeares ushered in spring with one last pot of soup. Meals like this are economical, healthy and can either feed a crowd or be frozen for a quick-fix later.
The first day of Spring found Oklahoma in a mini-snow storm. That was the perfect excuse for me to make some body and soul warming soup. To keep it a little healthier than a traditional soup I used a low fat cheese and whole milk instead of heavy whipping cream. It, admittedly, does change the texture and consistency, but it is worth it to know that I can enjoy this potful of yummy guilt free. The broccoli adds color and all sorts of great flavor to the soup and is an easy way to make a one pot, full serving of vegetables meal.
Given that we’re in the midst of the longest winter ever, this chili from challenger karinelizabethmeares looks like it would hit the spot!
I have found great joy in preparing many of my meals from scratch like the cornbread and chili we had last week. When I cook without the aid of many cans, boxes or mixes I have better control over flavor, content and the quality of ingredients I serve myself and family.