Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ginger Stir-fry

I have to apologize for the lack of recipes as of late... you see, my diet has consisted of Saltines and Ginger ale. And I just can't bring myself to cook much more than that. Unfortunately, that means my poor family has been stuck eating cold cereal and grilled cheese.

That's right, you guessed it... I am pregnant :) We are all really excited about it, but along with the excitement comes the blah!

The other night I was able to cook an actual meal (although eating it was another story). We make stir fry a lot in our family, but my husband said that was by far his favorite. Hope you like it!

Ginger Stir-fry
-Fresh ginger, 1 in. piece
- 1/4 onion, finely chopped
- 1-2 large chicken breasts, cut in bite size pieces
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 1/2 cucumber, chopped
- 3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- 1/2 can pineapple tidbits
- 1/4 C Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing

1- Heat 1 T extra virgin olive oil, or sesame oil in a pan. Satay grated ginger and onion in pan until onions are clear and ginger is fragrant.
2- Add chicken and cook until tender and juices run clear.
3- Meanwhile, steam carrots in a small pot with 1/2 C water.
4- When carrots are done toss together carrots, chicken and dressing in chicken pan. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes until everything is covered. Stir in tomatoes, cucumbers, and pineapple. Add more sauce if you like. Remove from heat and serve immediately over warm Jasmine Rice.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I wanted to share this amazing story with you- I just read it and bawled. I hope you get the chance to read it and have your own faith renewed. Faith in a God who loves His children. Faith in a God who has not ceased to perform miracles. Faith in a God who knows each of us and our individual trials.

Reading this story reminded me of our own miracle baby- our daughter, who probably shouldn't have lived when she was born 6 weeks early. And yet she is here and blesses our lives each day. Again, I know that God is a God of miracles.

The Bronson Staker Miracle

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Brunch

Happy Easter everyone....

At our house the Easter Bunny comes on Saturday, so after letting the kids find all the Easter eggs, we had a delicious brunch with some friends. Enjoy!

Breakfast Bake by Kraft

1 can (8oz) refidgerated crescent dinner rolls
2 C ham, chopped (a great use of your leftover Easter ham!!!)
6 eggs
1/2 C cold milk
1/2 tsp pepper
1 C Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 C mozarella cheese, shredded

1- Preheat oven to 350.
2- Unroll dough in a 9x13 baking dish. Press to cover the bottom of the dish and fill in any holes.
3- Sprinkle ham over the crust. Beat eggs, milk and pepper with a whisk until bleneded; pour over the ham. Top with cheeses.
4- Bake 25-30 minutes or until center is set (closer the 30 minutes)

Gooey Buns
20 frozen rolls
1 pkg. regular vanilla pudding
1 C brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C chopped nuts
1/2 C melted butter
1- Place rolls in a greased 9x13 pan.
2- Mix pudding, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts together. Sprinkle over frozen rolls. Drizzle with melted butter.
3- Cover with a towel or greased plastic wrap and allow to rise overnight.
4- In the morning bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, then turn over pan onto serving dish.

Orange Julius
6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate
1 C milk
1 C water
1/4 C sugar
3 tsp vanilla
8-10 ice cubes

1- Mix all ingredients in a blender except the ice.
2- Add ice cubes a few at a time and blend until smooth.
Variation: For those of you who may be lactose intolerant, try this with soy milk (my favorite is Silk plain) just use a little less sugar.