Pork & Thai Basil Stir-Fry

Pork & Thai Basil Stir-Fry
with Bok Choy, Sugar Snap Peas, Yellow Squash, Carrots
and Basmati Rice

I haven’t been cooking as much as I’d like to. Getting back into the routine of school, after-school activities, and work, has really taken a toll on the goals I’ve set for myself.

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This was a simple stove-top meal. I used pre-made sauce to make it go a little faster. Continue reading

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Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

So much changes over the course of a year. 2017 was no exception. Not only was it a fresh start from 2016, but it ushered in a lot of change and excitement for our family.

January 2017

img_7211After having lots of issues with the battery on my van dying, I got a fancy new battery. It’s okay to be jealous. Thankful to not have any more issues.

Girl Scout Cookie season started. The beginning of the longest two months ever. I love the cookies, but I’m not sad when it ends in March.

Lily got an MRI on her ankle. She has Osteochondritis, but we didn’t know the extent until after the MRI.

I celebrated 10 years at work. I’ve been working with the same company for 10 years. That used to be the norm, but it isn’t so commonplace anymore. I love the girls I work with and adore our clientele. Continue reading

The Chives!

Of the four meals that I received from Plated, 2 had fresh chives. I was pretty stoked because I typically use freeze-dried chives because they’re something that I just have in the spice cabinet.

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These are the chives from the Roasted Chicken au Jus. They we salvageable. I ended up losing about half of the chives, but moved on.

I know that this is a fresh item, which is shipped. Sometimes, depending on the season, fresh items get funky faster. Blah, blah, blah.

Whatever. I found a way to make it work. Everyone was happy. There were chives in the dish.

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Melty Monterey Jack Burgers

Melty Monterey Jack Burgers
with Red Onion Jam and Zucchini Fries

Melty Monterey Burgers

I’ve been pretty excited to get a second box from Hello Fresh. I knew the burgers would be a good, simple meal. Everyone in our house likes cheeseburgers. This twist on a classic did not disappoint. Continue reading

Roasted Chicken au Jus

Roasted Chicken au Jus
with Orzo and Peas

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I haven’t breaded chicken without Shake ‘n Bake, so this was something new. Baking in the pan was also something I hadn’t done. I did burn myself, but that was the worst thing about this meal. Continue reading