I'm so happy with my refrigerator clean out campaign. Here's an update on what we've enjoyed this week.
On Tuesday I made the Moo Shu Chicken only I decided to use up the leftover pork chops. This was an unbelievable hit with my family. Here's the recipe: http://chinesefood.about.com/od/poultryreceo/r/mooshuchicken.htm
Even though the pork was already cooked, I still made the marinade and soaked the pork in it.
The best part of this dish is the hoisin sauce, so make sure you include that.
Tuesday night was an example of going two steps forward and one step back. I bought three boxes of egg rolls to go with the moo shu, and forgot I had them in the freezer.
Yes, that's my life. I keep trying though!
The next night was soup by one of my favorite cooks: Paula Dean. There is nothing like a big pot of Vegetable Beef soup on a cold day to warm everyone up. This soup took quite a bit of ingredients, and I didn't have a few of them in my cupboards. But it still tasted great. I made Bisquick biscuits and we ate half the apple butter. Yummo! (as one of my other favorite cooks says)
Veg. Beef soup recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_29692,00.html
Finally I used up the green chilis in an Enchilada Pie recipe on Thursday. http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_34309,00.html
This was just OK. I'm sorry, but putting mushroom soup in anything Mexican just seems wrong to me. Call it a moment of sanity that I even tried it! I should have known better. In the future I'll be truer to my Southwestern heritage!
I get to take off a few days from cooking. First, I get to speak tonight on "The Perfect Gift" and will enjoy dinner with my soon-to-be friends at the Vineyard church in Mesa, Arizona.
Earlier today everyone but my son Josh and I took off to California for a Pop Warner football game (Go Boilers!). So Josh and I are going to eat out a few times this weekend. It's much cheaper with two people than seven!