Beef, Uncategorized

Garlic Beef and Bean Stir Fry


Did you know that Cooking Light no longer publishes magazine’s that are printed?? I didn’t. On one of our visits to Winston Salem for burn clinic, I found this recipe. When we go, we stay at this house for people who have a loved one in the hospital or following up with surgeries or appointments and such. They have TONS of old magazines. I grabbed all the cooking one’s I could find and I sat and went through it like a crazy, mad woman. I almost didn’t take a pic of this one, but I’m so happy I did. This is literally my new favorite recipe for Chinese style food.

I was really excited about  the appointment. I told ya’ll he had been told we’d be doing a skin graft, well we aren’t. He’s healed enough that it isn’t necessary. I’m just worried about some of his fingers. I know it takes time, but I do think we’re going to end up with another surgery. I wish I could just stay patient. Patience is so hard.

4 tablespoons sugar

6 tablespoons soy sauce

3 tablespoons lime juice

1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

2 tablespoons minced garlic

4 tablespoons canola oil

sirloin steak small sized

1 bag frozen green beans

1 red bell pepper, chopped

2 teaspoons cornstarch

cooked white rice

Combine frit five ingredients. Add steak, let stand for 15 minutes. Reserve marinade. Put oil in wok, or large skillet.Add steak. Cook until browned. Remove and put into a plate. Add peppers and green beans  to wok. Cook until desired doneness. Whisk cornstarch into reserved marinade. Add back meat and juices, sir in marinade. Serve on rice.

Beef, Uncategorized

Mexican Cheesey Ground Beef and Rice Casserole


Tonight I was feeling a little off my game. I don’t know what my deal is. I wanted easy, I wanted fast, I wanted to do little. I ended up finding this recipe. I’m glad I did. My guys loved it. I also made my own tortillas.

I think I’m worried about my hubby’s appointment. I’m afraid of what will happen. He still has a spot, that I’ve talked about on his wrist. It’s getting better without intervention, but a month ago he wanted to do another skin graft over it. All I can think is O.M.G another surgery…please no. I guess we’ll see what happens.

I’ve worked really hard today to get everything finished for our visitor. I’m so excited about it. I have decided my house isn’t clean enough. I’m going to get this place spic and span. I’m going to get me connected to flylady. Have ya’ll used flylady? I’ve used her in the past for things, but not lately. I’ll keep ya’ll updated about that.

1 can fiesta nacho cheese soup

1 cup long grain white rice

1 cup water

1 can of mexican beans, drained

1 lb ground beef

1 taco seasoning packet

water for the seasoning packet

cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking dish with nonstick spray. In a skillet, cook ground beef. Drain meat. Add seasoning and water for the pack directions. Simmer until thick. In a seperate pot add rice and water. Cook per directions on box. Add to meat mix along with all remaining ingredients, except cheese. Top the casserole with cheese. Bake until cheese is bubbly.


Pork, Uncategorized

Pork Chops with 3 Bean Salad


This recipe was great. I am not a fan of wax beans, so I did omit it. I also don’t like tarragon so I didn’t use it either. It still turned out fantastic. Everyone loved it. I was really happy to be able to give them something different. It doesn’t always feel like I can provide different meals. It feels like it’s always the same things, over and over. They both agreed it was a keeper though!

We got the call we’re getting a visitor for the short term. It’s pretty exciting to have our first house guest that we’ve had in a while. It’s really exciting. I have everything all ready to go too. I like having visitors. This particular guest has the potential to change my life. I wish I had the time to change this person’s life.

Another exciting update for ya’ll…HUBBY learned how to open bottles, like the soda bottle lids. He can take them off now as long as it’s been previously opened. I’m so proud of him. Ya’ll this man is my whole world. What I wouldn’t do for him!

Kosher Salt

4 pork chops

2 teaspoons ground fennel seeds

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1/4 cup olive oil

1 can green beans

2 slices bacon chopped

2 shallots, diced

1 can butter beans, drained and rinsed

1 can yellow wax beans

1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon

2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper, coriander and fennel seeds. Heat two tablespoons of oil in a pan and cook pork until both sides are brown. Put into oven and cook until done. In a pot add bacon once almost cooked, add shallots. Add the beans. Add about 1/4 cup of water to pan. Add tarragon and vinegar. Season with Salt and pepper. Can add 1 tablespoon of oilive oil and toss.

Reviews, Uncategorized

Review: Idahoan Potatoes


Generally, I don’t make this type of stuff. For a few reasons. First, It’s processed. I really do try to avoid it if I can. Lately that’s not the case. We’ve eaten so much processed foods, it’s unreal. I tried another brand, which I’ll not  worry about the name here, but the problem is usually all of the potatoes are crushed and nasty when you cook it. These were fantastic. They even tasted better than any brand I’ve tried before. My son loves these type of potatoes, so every once in a while I try to make them. This will probably be my new favorite brand. What’s yours?


Meatball Sliders


I adapted this from a post that I seen on Facebook. The issue is I changed it to fit out tastes. If I make this recipe again, I’ll be cutting the rolls in half and not cutting a chunk out of the top. That just made it complicated and messy to eat. It’s important that you tear the rolls apart, because if you don’t then they pull apart and make a huge mess.

I actually mad this for a Christmas Eve party. I premade the meatballs with my own recipe that I use for my soy cilantro meatballs. You can also use premade frozen ones if you choose. I baked them instead of froze them. After I did that All I had to do is throw it in the frying pan I have with a lid and put some water in the bottom and cooked until the water was gone. It really made the meatballs extra moist. I realized just now, I’ve never posted my soy cilantro meatball recipe, so I’ll have to do that for ya’ll. Everyone loves that recipe.

1 pack meatballs heated

1 or 2 (12 count) package of rolls, center cut out

marinara sauce

16 oz mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup butter

1/2 tablespoon garlic

Melt butter and mix with garlic. with a brush, brush insides of rolls. Layer with cheese, then put a meatball on it. Top each roll with a tablespoon of marinara sauce. Add another layer of cheese and bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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