Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chicken Veggie Stir Fry

I am reposting this from Every time I try to find it (again), I lose it, so I am copying it here.

I like this recipe because it has ingredients that I generally have on hand (never have broccoli -- we live without it. Never have sesame seeds, either.)

1 skinless, boneless chicken breast half -
cut into thin strips
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
7 snow peas
1 cup fresh broccoli florets
1/3 cup julienned sweet red pepper
4 medium fresh mushrooms, sliced
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup cold water
3 tablespoons soy sauce
Hot cooked rice
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
In a skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in oil for 6-8 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove chicken and set aside. In the same skillet, stir-fry peas, broccoli and red pepper for 2-3 minutes. Add mushrooms and onion; stir-fry for 3-4 minutes. Combine cornstarch and sugar; stir in water and soy sauce until smooth. Add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Return chicken to the pan; cook until mixture is heated through and vegetables are tender. Serve over rice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Homemade Laundry Detergent

After posting this and linking to this, I dug through more comments and found a recipe for homemade dishwasher detergent.

If I can spend less money and still get clean dishes, I'm all about it!

1/3 cup Borax
1/3 cup Washing Soda (not baking soda)
1/3 cup salt
4 envelopes lemon kool-aid, unsweetened ( or citric acid)–each envelope only costs 8 cents
Using a funnel, add the above ingredients to a 32 oz plastic bottle with a lid (I use an old white vinegar bottle). Add just enough warm water to cover ingredients, cap and shake well. Mixture will foam–release lid to let Co2 escape. Add more water, shake. Continue until bottle is full. Mixture will smell like a lemon drop. Fill dispenser with the mix; shake before each use. I use white vinegar in my rinse aid dispenser.

*(all of the above was copied and pasted. I have yet to try any of this. I do know you can buy plain citric acid in many pharmacies).

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hot Cocoa

Swiping a recipe from Deana:

Hot Cocoa

1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup sugar
4 cups milk

Combine cocoa powder, sugar and 1/2 cup of the milk in a saucepan. Heat to just boiling, then add rest of milk. Heat without boiling.

Deana's editorial: "I melted some leftover candy canes in it and added a dash of my french vanilla coffee creamer. Super yum. Swiss Miss, it was nice knowin' ya."