Wednesday, January 11, 2017

MealPlanFamily - Chicken Zoodle Lo Mein

Last night we made Lo Mein using Zucchini noodles instead of regular noodles. An issue I sometimes have with vegetable noodles (zucchini noodles especially) is that they put off so much water when you cook them that they make the sauce all watery. This recipe deliberately has the sauce recipe be super tight and thick so that the water from the zucchini purposely waters down the sauce. So smart. So delicious.

We loved this meal. Hannah loved helping make (and eat) the zoodles and and everyone loved the final dish. Hannah especially loves when we eat anything with chopsticks :) Rob and I added a little srirach in our bowls at the end for a little heat.

As I've mentioned before, we have the kitchenaid spiralizer which is awesome. I have friends who have and love this less expensive one and it has great reviews on Amazon.
You can watch a video of ours in action here.

Click here to get the recipe for Chicken Zoodle Lo Mein which definitely gets our family's approval!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

MealPlanFamily - Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Well, despite it being 90 degrees this week, it is September! Time for soups, stews and slow cookers! We love Indian food in our house....and I'm always on the hunt to find the perfect at home recipe. This one just happens to be pretty healthy too...which is a definite plus. We figured out that if you served this over cauliflower rice it would even be Whole 30 friendly.

We will definitely make this recipe again. Easy, healthy, delicious and both kids devoured it.
I left the cayenne pepper out so the kids would eat it and put the cayenne pepper on the table for Rob and I to add to our own bowls. We served it over basmati rice with a sprinkle of cilantro. I subbed chicken thighs for breasts because they taste better and are cheaper...soooo...duh.

Find the recipe here and Enjoy!

is there curry on my face?

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

MealPlanFamily - Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup

This has been a favorite of ours for a long of those soups you just dump everything into and walk away.... and turns out delicious every time. I leave it as is for Hannah (the 3 year old) and add some sriracha to ours for a little heat.

Find the recipe here


Friday, July 15, 2016

MealPlanFamily - Quiche

I am a firm believer that quiche is appropriate for every meal. As long as it has some good cheese and some half and half or is going to turn out delicious no matter what you put in it. I used this basic recipe and added some onions, fontina cheese and mushrooms (I sauteed the mushrooms and onions before adding them). This recipe made enough to fill two (kroger) store bought pie crusts...which worked out fine since they come in a two pack.

They also seemed really shallow to me so I started off baking them for 20 minutes, checking it and then adding an extra mine cooked for about 25 minutes total. Make sure you bake them on a baking sheet to making getting them out easier.

Find the Recipe here 


Thursday, July 14, 2016

MealPlanFamily - PF Chang's CopyCat Lettuce Wraps

Let me start by saying I'm not much of a regular at PF Chang's. In fact I have probably only ever eaten there 2-3 times in my if you are a regular lettuce wrap eater there you can tell me how much these taste like the 'real thing' but regardless I think they are delicious!

I ground my own chicken thighs right in my food processor which I love and we serve ours over butter lettuce topped with hoisin sauce, sriracha and green onions. yum!

Find the recipe here


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

MealPlanFamily - Korean Beef Bowls

One of the things I'm loving the most about trying all these new recipes is experimenting with flavors, oils, spices, etc that I don't usually use. I have discovered that I am quasi-obsessed with sesame oil recently... I'm not sure how "authentic" this recipe is, but it was fun and different to try something new. The Kroger online ordering didn't have the Gochujang sauce which is apparently a big part of this we added a little sriracha instead and it tasted great. Next time I will seek out the magical sauce though. Enjoy!

Find the recipe here

Monday, July 11, 2016

MealPlanFamily - Greek Yogurt Cake

We had some leftover greek yogurt from our Shawarma night, and some fruit in our fridge that needed to be eaten, so we decided to try this Greek Yogurt Cake from What's Up Moms.

Recipe Here

It turned out pretty and really delicious. My favorite part was that it wasn't super sweet. We used a springform pan to really highlight the brown edges all around and Hannah had a great time adding the fruit to the top. We used a peach and strawberries but anything would be good on this versatile cake! Enjoy!