Moo Goo Gai Pan III


Since my blog started near Chinese New Year it has become a tradition in our family to make Moo Goo Gai Pan for Chinese New Year. We have tried several variations on this dish whose name means – Mushrooms and Chicken. This year I think we have found the combination everyone liked. Well, except my…

Shrimp, Chicken, and Broccoli Stir Fry


Every time I make Chinese food I wonder why I don’t make it more often. It is usually very easy to make and my family loves it. I am working on a “No Buy January.” This is the month I clean out the freezer and pantry. I try to make as many meals using only…

Fried Rice with Chicken and Broccoli


Yesterday was an interesting day. Part of my son’s Autism is that he is unaware of what is happening with his body. He has trouble with telling when he is in other’s personal space, he can be sick and not know it or he can seriously hurt himself and not know it. He told me…

Guest Post – Three Unique and Healthy Recipes for Beef Tenderloin Dinner


I would like to introduce you to Sam & Amy from Chinese Foods Recipe.com. (click for link to their site) Their website has traditional ancient traditional Chinese recipes, healthy Chinese recipes and simple Chinese recipes that are amazing!  They also offer facts and tips about visiting China. Take a look at some of their wonderful…

Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli


This blog talks about food and the game I play with my family in making different meals each weeknight, but it is really about my family. We are unique and we are ordinary. I have two children with very different personalities and needs just like many of you. I try not to dwell on their…

Moo Goo Gai Pan – 4th Bloggaversary


Four years ago on January 24, 2012, I challenged myself to a game where I would make a different meal each night for my family. The rules I set for myself were simple. I had to post a picture the next day of our meal and give a recipe or in the case of old…

Wait! You’re Writing About Chinese Takeout for Your 600th Post?


Beef and Broccoli with Fried Rice and General Tso’s Chicken with White Rice “Man plans. God laughs.” – Yiddish Proverb This is my 600th post. It is not anywhere near what I thought I would be writing about for my 600th post. But, this is life and this is what happens when we plan. I…

Faux General Tso’s with Chickpeas


Chinese food is the one thing I know I like with vegetables. I love the sauces and will even eat what I consider “questionable” vegetables if they have enough delicious sauce on them. I have to be careful though because I don’t want to burn my family out on one type of food I am…

Easy Chicken and Broccoli


Standing in the kitchen at 6:00 pm with a pound and a half of raw chicken is not a fun place to be when your family is hungry. That is where I found myself the other night. I was looking through my menu options, I make a month of menus to cut down on those…

Chicken Stir-Fry with Garlic Sauce


Still dealing with the fall-out from the stomach flu in our house.  I thought mine would be gone in about the same 24-48 hours as everyone else.  Of course not! I am now going on my sixth day.   I do not want to feel queasy all the time. I started this post last week but…

Chicken and Broccoli


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We spent the day just the way we intended.  We watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time in 3-4 years.  We played Scattergories and laughed until our sides hurt.  We napped.  We made a simple dinner, together.  We truly enjoyed just the four of us…

Spicy Asian Pork Chops


This was another simple meal for us.  I started cooking the rice as soon as I put the pork on to cook and everything came out at just about the same time.  Start to finish from when I started cooking the meal was about 30-35 minutes.  Love these quick easy meal. Verdict: This was a…