Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Chicken Stir Fry

I started making this after I had chicken fried rice at Pei Wei. It's so good, so simple, and probably best of all this version is very healthy! Shocking I know!

4 cups cooked rice
1 red bell pepper (diced)
1 1/2 cups of cooked diced chicken
1 head of broccoli (chopped)
1/2 bag of shredded cabbage and carrots
soy sauce
sesame oil
garlic powder

onion-I have been really squeamish over onions lately so I left this out.
egg-just crack an egg into the mix about halfway through cooking, I just forgot about this one!
baby corn
water chestnuts
fresh garlic (just didn't feel like chopping tonight!)

I do a combo of half olive oil, half sesame oil because the sesame oil has a really strong flavor. Use about a Tablespoon of each and heat your pan over medium high heat. Throw in your broccoli, red pepper and if you want to add any of the other options, now is the time to throw it in.

Let that cook for about 5 minutes, then throw in your cabbage mix. The cabbage will start to brown and get really soft after a few minutes. Toss in your chicken and this is where I sprinkled a little bit of the garlic powder in. Let that go for another couple of minutes, shake a couple of dashes of soy sauce in and stir. I honestly don't know how much soy sauce I added. Taste as you go!

When your mix looks like this...

Stir in your rice, add soy sauce to taste and your done!!!


Friday, September 10, 2010

Brownie Pillow Cookies

These are SO good and SO easy!!!


box of brownie mix-bake as normal, in an 8x8 pan.
tube of chocolate chip cookie mix.

Bake and cool your brownies, then cut them into 1 inch squares. Preheat your oven to 350. Take 1/2 cup of cookie dough, make an indentation in the middle and smoosh a brownie square in the middle. Form the cookie dough around the brownie to form a ball. Mine only made 6 cookies, but they are huge! Bake for 13 minutes, or until they start to brown up around the edges.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Croque Monsieur

I made these for dinner tonight and oh my word, these are seriously delicious. I used gruyere because we had some in the fridge, but you could use any type of swiss.


sliced Italian style bread
shredded gruyere
sliced ham
honey mustard

Assemble your sandwich: put a dab of honey mustard on each piece of bread, layer the ham and the cheese.

melt a couple of tablespoons of butter in a saute pan and get it to where it's starting to bubble up a little. Crack an egg in the pan and then put your sandwich down on top of the egg. Flip after two minutes and then remove when cheese is melted.