chipotle short rib tacos, black beans
apricot glazed pork tenderloin, crispy potato roast, broccoli
pizza chips pizza, salad
out to Brasserie 19
Buffalo chicken cheesesteaks, corn on the cob, watermelon
Key West chicken kebabs, cous cous
beef tenderloin rosa di parma, caprese pasta

Friday, May 29, 2015

Zucchini Chips

Zucchini Chips
I was planning on serving sugar snap peas, but that morning Miss F whined that she didn't want them for dinner. So I picked p a couple zucchini at the store and decided to make zucchini chips instead.  Miss F was not excited about zucchini either, but she tried a couple.  She has been in a food funk lately, I am not sure what is going on.  I thought these were an easy summer side and I really enjoyed them.   Any tips for kids who are reluctant to eat their veggies?  Miss F likes green beans, broccoli and peas...not much else.  These were inspired from Ellie Krieger.
Zucchini Chips

2 zucchini, cut into ¼” slices
¼ cup grated Paremsan
¼ cup seasoned bread crumbs

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Spray the zucchini slices with the cooking spray. In a shallow bowl, stir together the Parmesan and bread crumbs. Coat each zucchini slice with the breadcrumb mixture and place on the prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the zucchini chips are crisp.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Beef with Broccoli

Beef with Broccoli
Beef with Broccoli

1 pound flank steak
1 tablespoon cornstarch
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons water

¼ cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
½ teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, smashed
2 slices fresh ginger
2 cups small broccoli florets
½ small yellow onion, cut into 1-inch dice

Slice the steak across the grain into ¼” thick strips. In a bowl, stir together the cornstarch, salt, sugar, baking soda and water. Add the sliced steak and toss well to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

In a one cup measure, whisk together the broth, oyster sauce, dark and light soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, cornstarch and sugar. Set aside.

Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. When the oil comes to temperature, add the garlic and ginger, sauté for 30 seconds. Add the steak and sauté for two minutes more. Add the broccoli and onion and stir fry for 3 to 5 minutes more. Lower the heat to medium-low, pour the sauce over the beef and broccoli, stir well to coat. Let simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, until the sauce has thickened. Serve over rice.
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Friday, May 22, 2015

Greek Salad

Greek Salad
I love Greek salad. I have been so lucky to receive a ton of lettuce from my mom's garden. Neither of us are sure what kind of lettuce it is, but it is delicious and perfect for Greek salad. No one else at dinner would touch the salad. I can usually count on C to have salad and Miss F to at least eat the lettuce. But this night, they were both too into naan and chicken souvlaki to have any.  I will be making this salad often this summer, hopefully with tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden, though I doubt the lettuce will make it much longer once it starts getting Houston hot.  The dressing is adapted from Ina Garten.
Greek Salad

1 clove garlic
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ cup good olive oil
4 cups chopped lettuce
½ red bell pepper, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
½ cucumber, chopped
¼ cup feta, crumbled
Handful of black olives

Add the garlic, oregano, mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper to the bowl of a mini food processor. Stream in the olive oil with the processor running. In a large bowl, toss together the lettuce, bell pepper, tomato, cucumber, feta and olives. Toss the salad with the dressing and serve.
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