Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Oh my...she just cooked again!

I have stated before that I am not know for my cooking skills but I just impressed myself with dinner and I just have to share. I am really trying to eat out less and cook more but was intimidated with cooking Asian styled food. Today, I thought it was time to conquer my fear!

The result:
Peppers and Pork
Super Easy Recipe for 2
3/4 pound of pork strips (loin sliced in stir fry strips)
1/2 white onion (or 1 small one)
1/2 of green pepper 
1/2 of yellow pepper
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
1 tablespoon of white sugar
1 teaspoon of sriracha hot sauce
1 clove garlic
Black pepper to taste
Oil for cooking 
Brown Rice (prepared per box directions)

Mix soy, corn starch, sugar, ginger, garlic, sriracha then add the pork.
Marinate the pork.
Chop the peppers and onions in about 1 inch cubes and set aside.
Heat wok or skillet
Cook the pork, searing it on the outside but be careful to not overcook. 
Take out of skillet or wok and set a side.
Cook the onions and peppers  for about 5 minutes until they begin to turn translucent but still firm
Add the pork back to the mixture and mix.
Cook together for a minute or two.

Serve over prepared brown rice and enjoy!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

12 Years Married!

12 years ago today I married a silly boy who turned out to be an amazing man!


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Experimenting with breakfast....

So if you know me, you know I love most things pumpkin flavored from lattes to beers, but today I tried something new with sometching old.

I made French toast with International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer.
Super simple and super yummy!
Day old French bread
2 eggs
2/3 cup of International Delight Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer
Pinch of Spices 
(like cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg)
Butter for cooking

Mix together creamer, eggs, and spices in a flat baking dish. Slice bread in about 1 inch slices.
Place the bread in single layer and soak for about 10 minutes, flip the bread and soak another  10 minutes.

I used a large cast iron skillet but a griddle would work too. 
Butter the skillet well.
Cook on both sides until it is a toasty brown color. 

Plate the toasted yumminess, dust with powdered sugar, and drizzle with maple syrup!