We had a super busy weekend with the Kunz kids over...but they were super good and we had a really good time!
I feel like i'm slowly but surely getting things back on track and I have even found a little of my missing motivation. (I actually tackled two of the very worst things of my to do list -- and life feels so much better having those things out the door!)
As for last week's menu:
Lighter General Tso's Chicken -- YUM YUM YUM. This was a huge hit with the family and just so darn good. I even had the butcher slice up all the chicken for me -- so making it was a snap! KEEPER
Baked Ziti -- Another FAB hit. We made this one for the Kunz kids as well and it got devoured! Some of the kids had 4 servings. Easy and yummy. KEEPER
Chicken and Basil Stir Fry -- making this one tonight. So I will let you know. Actually - I have a PTA meeting, so Troy is going to make this one.
Beef Stroganoff -- Not so much. I really like beef stroganoff, but so am going to keep looking. This was had a strong mustard flavor, and I was not a fan.
Crispy Ginger Lime Chicken -- Also not so much. The dressing was kind of yuck. So...I threw it out and made my own.
1/2 c soy sauce
1/4 lime juice
1 T ginger, minced,
6 garlic cloves, crushed
2 T sugar
2 T mirin
But the chicken thighs in the sauce for just a few minutes...then put them on a broiling pan and poured some of the sauce over and broiled -- 8 minutes per side. It was moist and delicious.
So...this week, I am continuing on my search for lighter fare, and we are going low carb. This weeks menus come from FoodNetwork.com. I love how you can find recipes from some of your favorite TV chefs all in one place.
Grilled Thai Beef Salad
Family Style Chicken
Knife and Fork Chili Turkey Burger
Grilled Basil Chicken
Have you been trying any of the Menu Monday recipes? Have any been keepers for you?