Thursday, May 22, 2014

a little cooking chatter

cooking stuff today---

recently my sister martha had shared with me a stir fry dish----it is very versatile but basically you use a bag of birdseye stir fry veg. mix add a bag of broccoli florets---stir fry with korean teriyaki sauce about 1/2 bottle---serve over rice---

her recipe was feeding two or three so i increased my recipe to almost double ----i also have made it with general tso's sauce---frank preferred the general tso's sauce----we really enjoy this dish and i have added chicken and beef to it---i think the chicken works better---

with the frozen vegetables it's a little difficult to get the right consistency so i may try my wok the next time-


a really good cold pasta salad i made last week was  well received-----and very simple---two bags of frozen three cheese tortellini---cook as directed to al-dente--mix with a can of fiesta corn----toss with about half a bottle of sun-dried tomato dressing----i added a little dry dill----


the other night i brought out one of my old dishes---but it's hearty and filling----
you can make your own scalloped or au gratin potatoes----i myself use any packaged potatoes---three of them for us---prepare as directed---adding extra butter and milk----canned flake ham---frozen uncooked peas----a little mustard----half of a bag of cheddar cheese and half to top it-----



oh and i almost forgot---and i wish i had a pic of this------i made what frank and i believe to be the best chili i have ever made------couple of changes----spaghetti sauce instead of my usual tomato juice---of course i still used diced tomatoes------and this i think was the real difference---along with a package of chili seasoning---i used sloppy joe seasonings-------all eaten---unlike my last post about my chili----remember

happy memorial day to all and happy cooking and grilling

16 comments:

  1. I like that you added a little dry dill. I love it when a seasoning pipes up and asks to be included. :)

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  2. me too suze----next time i make potato salad i am planning to use fresh dill--and i keep thinking about making my rosemary chicken or tarragon chicken-i love spices and herbs

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  3. These both sound so yummy. I don't like to cook but I love to eat.

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  4. I made chili last night--I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. There's some unwritten rule that chili has to be saved for winter months, but why? We eat soup and other hot foods in the summertime...

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    1. exactly stephanie--i usually don't make it in the warmer months but everyone loves it so much and it is pretty easy :)

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  5. Those au gratin potatoes look amazing and that chili sounds absolutely fantastic!! Yummy!!

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    1. thanks---oh and sometimes i substitute green beans for the peas in the potato dish :)

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  6. Spaghetti sauce adds zip to everything. Great idea. And thanks for the au gratin potato idea. Having guests tonight and this will be perfect and fast.

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    1. oh good---let me know if you make it how it is received---have a good dinner and weekend :)

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  7. That stir fry sounds delicious. Gotta give it a try next time we have family time planned.

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    1. it is really good--only thing i am toying with is saving over a dollar on the store brand sauce---but actually it is about an ounce or so less---always thinking of savings ;)

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  8. The stir fry looks good - and easy to make!

    Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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    1. it is very easy sherry! we did have a nice day---we kinda left the house to robyn and dillon as they had a cook-out for their friends--hope you had a good weekend too :)

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  9. My mouth is watering.

    Thank you for visiting my blog.

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    1. i am glad it sounded good to you medeia :)

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