Friday, October 28, 2011

Grocery List for Last Week's Menu

YAY!! For a new menu, FINALLY!!! I have to say, I really liked this variety for the week. Nice mix of things. Nothing too similar or repetitive. Happy shopping!

Shopping List for Menu:

1-2 links (or up to half a pound if bulk sausage) Italian sausage
1 C. diced cooked chicken
3 eggs
1.5 pounds of steak
1 pound tail-on peeled and deveined medium shrimp
1/2-1 pound ground beef
ricotta cheese
shredded parmesan cheese
shredded mozzarella cheese
3 onion
3-4 cloves garlic
2 cups frozen broccoli florets, or fresh broccoli
green pepper
Chinese (napa) cabbage
red bell pepper
sugar snap peas
broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, mushrooms, spinach (Or any veggie combo you want for the lasagna)
20-ounce can of pineapple slices (or fresh pineapple)
1 (16 oz.) can diced tomatoes
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
jar of pasta/marinara sauce
8 oz. uncooked fettuccine
uncooked rice sticks (aka, Asian rice noodles)
box of lasagna noodles or any other noodles you like
dried basil
dried oregano
soy sauce (La Choy is gluten-free)
3 - 3.5 C. chicken broth
1 (8 oz.) bottle of clam juice
brown sugar
chili garlic sauce or crushed red pepper
fresh cilantro leaves

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hawaiian Teriyaki Beef Kebabs

A few weeks ago, our oldest son was begging to make this, as it came from his very own kids' cookbook by Paula Deen. But I'm confused about how a Paula Deen recipe could be lacking a stick of butter.

What you need:

1.5 pounds of steak
3/4 C. soy sauce (La Choy is gluten-free, so that's what I use.)
1 tsp. of minced ginger (Mr. Wonderful is sensitive to ginger, so he mentioned he would have liked it with half that amount.)
1/2 tsp. minced garlic (that's about 1 clove)
1.5 tsp. brown sugar
20-ounce can of pineapple slices (or fresh pineapple is my preference, but we had a can handy.)
1/2 C. water

How you make it:

Cut steak into 1/4 inch strips, cutting away fat and gristle.

Mix together the soy sauce, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, and 1/2 C. water. Put it in a plastic bag along with the steak. Refrigerate overnight.

Soak the skewers in a pan of water about 30 min prior to grilling.

Thread the meat on the skewers and grill along with the pineapple on high or broil in the oven . Turn the meat and pineapple about halfway through cooking, about 5 minutes each side. (The pineapple might take longer, so you can start them 5 or 10 min before the meat.)

This was delicious over brown rice served with a salad! Way to go, Paula Deen. No butter.