The Yummy Side of Life…

Asian Lettuce Wraps
September 2, 2009, 7:37 pm
Filed under: Appetizers, Dinner, Pork, Vegetables | Tags: , , , , ,

I love love love Asian food! A while back, I saw this lettuce wrap recipe from Apples and Oranges and starred it in my GoogleReader, but I never got around to making it. I was looking for something that I could make with ground pork this week, and when I saw this sitting there–all but forgotten–I decided it was time to give it a try. The only changes I made were that I used ground pork and ground ginger, only because I forgot to get fresh ginger at the store. I also added some shredded carrot to the top for color and crunch.

I actually had some chicken fried rice in the freezer, but this made SO much, that we just ate the lettuce wraps by themselves and still had some meat mixture leftover. I ended up sticking the leftovers in the freezer for a quick and easy meal one night in the future.



June 8, 2008, 6:47 pm
Filed under: Chicken, Dinner, Pork, Sides, Weekly Menu

It’s been abnormally busy for this time of year! I had a job interview two Thursdays ago which occupied my thoughts until this past Friday when I found out I didn’t make the cut. Ah well, such is life 🙂

Good news is: I’m in the mood to cook! Nothing fancy, I should say, but nonetheless, my tummy is rumbling at the creations I have planned for this week.

Monday: Burgers at the baseball game…

Tuesday: Free-for-all. I have ballet, so hubs usually has Subway or something frozen.

Wednesday: Rubbed pork chops with green beans and mashed potatoes.

Thursday: Black bean and salsa soup with tortilla chips and homemade salsa.

Friday or Saturday (depending on which night we eat out): Garlic cheddar chicken with a side salad (dressings of our choice) and French rolls.

Sunday: Egg Drop Soup with frozen egg rolls.

May 26, 2008, 7:15 pm
Filed under: Beef, Dinner, Pork, Seafood, Sides

It’s been a while, I know. I feel out of commission. LOL. Last week was SO busy!! I had a job interview at Churchville Elementary for their 3-5 music position and the Buffalo Gap HS band director position. I find out early June if I got the job or not. ::crosses fingers::

Because of that, I cooking hardly anything last week. This week is going to be an EASY week as I’m just not up to it, and we had plenty of stuff in the fridge/freezer to use up! So, here is our menu for this week:

#1: Hot dogs (all beef franks) with chips… Hey today is Memorial Day!!! Even though we don’t have a grill, we still cook the food that people should have on days like this 🙂

#2: Barbecue beef on whole wheat hamburger buns(brand = Lloyd’s…you can find it in the meat section of the grocery store) with fresh fruit on the side.

#3: Popcorn shrimp with a side salad.

#4: Egg Drop Soup (the only thing I HAVE to actually make on this week’s menu) with egg rolls and mandarin oranges.

#5: Grilled pork chops (rubbed with spices), green beans, and mashed potatoes.

So there it is… An easy week for me. Hopefully I’ll be back in the swing of things next week. Summer is here and that means lots of fresh veggies and herbs!