Friday, May 31, 2019


I have finally mastered the pan fried potsticker.  It is my new favorite late night snack


I am still on the fence with HomeChef.  On one hand I can cook without someone simplifying it and I can make it for cheap, on the other I really really dislike the grocery store.  Homechef delivers the ingredients and easy recipes to meals you choose.  You can set up how many meals, how often you want delivery, etc.  I've had 2 weeks of delivery and I have stopped my account for next week.  This time around I have three meals to cook and eat so I need a time out.

What I've tried so far has been tasty and very easy to put together.  Sometimes I can cook, eat, and clean up in under an hour.

My first shipment was two meals, each meal 2 servings. 

Cheddar Chili Aoil Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries.  This recipe was spicier than I expected, but it was really really tasty.  My house smelled like burgers for several day. 

Peanuty Chicken with Bok Choy and Rice.  This one came with a packet of Sriracha so you can control the spice.   The egg roll was a frozen veggie one from my freezer.

My second shipment is actually three meals, 2 are vegetarian, and one is considered a lunch, but I'm totally making it for dinner.

This is the most amazing flatbread I've ever had!!!  I wish I had bought three orders LOL
Fig jam, caramelized onion, mozz cheese, goat cheese, toasted walnuts, olive oil splashed arugula.  Everything was perfect.  I'm surprised how filling it was.

Spaghetti with sausage

I bought some breakfast sausage in a tube, added it to store bought sauce, and baked some frozen garlic bread.  It tasted like heaven.

Treat Yourself

Steak, potatoes, asparagus, and wine.  Yeah I still don't own wine glasses.

Pork Stir Fry with Udon

Udon noodles
Frozen veggies
Wegman's stir fry sauce
Thin boneless pork cutlets diced and pan cooked with a little Montreal seasoning. 

Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

This is the recipe on the back of the butterscotch chip bag

First family meal at the new house

Yes I made pulled pork in the crockpot, roasted red potatoes with rosemary, cheddar corn muffins, pasta salad and baked beans complete with the strips of bacon across the top.  It's the way my mom makes it.  I made chocolate chip cookie bars for dessert.