Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TuTu Tuesday...and some Chinese Food

It's still hotter than blue blazes here and it looks to stay that way for quite some time.  I feel like I'm getting up at the crack of dawn to get the laundry started and down before it gets to hot...at 8 freakin' a.m.!!  Geez, I knew I was gonna miss that cold weather at some point, I just figured it would be August.

Yesterday we had a (to borrow the term from Sandra Lee) Semi Homemade dinner. Not bad folks, not bad at all. Especially if you know my feelings about frozen prepackaged dinner entrees.

Thai Beef and Noodles, Schwan's Sweet and Sour Chicken dinner, Shrimp Fried Rice (Tai Pei brand), Eggrolls (also Tai Pei) and fortune cookies for sure!

First up Thai Beef and Noodles (cast of characters)
2 packages of Thai Sesame Noodles or Teriyaki Noodles
12 oz boneless Sirloin steak, cut in strips
1 bag Stir Fry veggies
Cook the noodles per package directions
Heat tsp oil in a large nonstick skillet and season the beef with a little salt and pepper

Now, warm up that oil and toss in the meat to the skilllet and let it brown up. Should take about 5 minutes.
As you can see, it doesn't take long since it's thin and cut in strips.

Once the beef is done, remove from skillet to pan of noodles

Now we need to take those veggies and toss them in the skillet the beef just came out of and dump in 1/2 cup of water.  Cover and let those babies cook for about 4 minutes if you like them good and crunchy. Truth is, I cook mine for about 7-8 minutes.  I hate half frozen veggies :0(
Mix it with the beef and noodles and tadaaaa this part of dinner is done.

Next up the Sweet and Sour Chicken...compliments of the Schwan's man.
I don't particularly care for anything Sweet and Sour but the masses to please around here enjoyed it very much.  One of those members is incredibly picky and she liked it very much.
Once again....the Schwan's folks didn't let us down. Which may or may not be a good thing???

I forgot to take the pic of the Shrimp Fried Rice but it was straight up out of the bag and looked like this when we finished.

Egg rolls.......
Even though it's a bazillion degrees round these parts I suffered through and turned on the oven because well dangit....frozen fried items cooked in the microwave are gross!!!
These were not bad....not the best eggroll mind you but definitely not bad for a frozen food item.

And of course, if one is having chinese food then one must have a fortune cookie for dessert.

Peace, Love and Yummies folks!!!

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