Monday, June 14, 2010

Menu Monday

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd we're back!

Sorry I've been MIA. Between work, lia sophia and oh yeah, that whole having a toddler thing I haven't had time to do much other than stare vacantly out a window and drool.

I'm not kidding.

So, here we are, another Monday. And what happens on Monday's? MENU MONDAY! And since I'm sitting here making up my grocery list I figure I'll kill two birds with one stone so to speak. Here we go.

Monday: Courtesy of The Food Network Steak Broccoli and Brown Sauce Stir Fry **Recipe Below**

Tuesday: Twice Baked Lasagna with fresh Italian Bread

Wednesday: BBQ Shredded Chicken Sandwiches with Grilled Peppers and Pineapple

Thursday: Tilapia with Green Beans

Friday: Open - I have a lia sophia party so the men are on their own.

Saturday: We're hosting Father's Day for Randy's Dad - Grilling and various salads...and of course, Strawberry Shortcake.

Sunday: Happy Father's Day! Headed to a cook out.


Steak Broccoli and Brown Sauce

3/4 pound flank steak, trimmed and thinly sliced against the grain

1 egg white
1 tablespoon Chines rice wine
1 tablespoon cornstarch.

(toss with meat, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour)

3 cups of veggies: blanched broccoli, scallion and sliced cabbage

Brown Sauce:

Mix 1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce and
1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine

Drain the excess marinade from the meat. Place your sauce, veggies and meat near the stove.

Heat 1/4 inch peanut of vegetable oil in a wok or skillet over medium heat. Add the meant; slowly stir 30 seconds to a minute. Transfer to plate; discard oil and wipe out pan.

Heat the pan over high heat, 1 - 2 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons oil, then 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 - 2 tablespoons minced ginger, 2 minced scallions and a pinch each of salt and sugar; stir fry about 30 seconds. Add the veggies, starting with the ones that take the longest to cook; stir fry until crisp-tender.

Add the meat and sauce and stir until the sauce is thick and the veggies and meat are cooked through, about 3 minutes. Thin with chicken broth if needed.

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