Mongolian Beef

I am big fan of Cooking Light.  They always have recipes that my whole family will enjoy, and they are good for you.  The November issue came and it was the best recipes of the last 25 years.  So there was plenty of recipes I missed, but some that I remember seeing and wanting to try the first time around.  So now I have a magazine full of post its for me to make my way through.

This was one of the firsts I tried.  You all know I am a fan of stir fry, and Asian style dinners.  We have a freezer full of beef, so this was an easy decision to try right away.  I served mine over rice instead of the suggested rice noodles.  It same together in less than 20 minutes, so it worked out great for a night we had football practice.

I have not ever had Mongolian Beef before, but now I look forward to trying it next time we order Chinese.  There was lots of flavor in the sauce, the meat was tender, and it was something everyone liked.  Even my 7 year old who doesn’t really like steak ate this.  My husband appreciated having the leftovers for lunch the next couple days as well.

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General Tso’s Chicken

So on top of today being the start of Breast Cancer Awareness week around here, it is also Secret Recipe Club reveal day.  So yes, this is my 2nd post for the day.

This month for Secret Recipe Club I was assigned the blog From Arepas to Zwetschgen.  This truly is an International adventure.  She is a mom of two, who really does cook food from all over the world.  I love to experiment with different foods, so it was really hard to pick what to make.  In the end I picked something based on what I had in my kitchen.

General Tso’s Chicken is something that I order 9 times out of 10 when we get takeout Chinese.  This was different that what I am used to, but still very good.  I did not fry the chicken, just sauteed in a small amount of oil, so it is much healthier than the take out version.  The chicken is soaked in a soy sauce, cornstarch mixture before cooking.  This leaves the chicken so tender and moist.  I might have to use this trick in other dishes.  I love making take out food at home.  It is always healthier, and cheaper!  Now I need to master hubby’s favorite take out, so he can be happy too.

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