Thursday, October 30, 2008


******Kyle declared this restaurant quality fried rice!!!!!!!!!! He was shocked it had no meat since we always order meat version when we go to a restaurant and yet my homemade tasted better. He requested it be put into the normal rotation.

Courtesy of Cooking Light Superfast Suppers Speedy Solutions for Dinner Dilemmas. I bought this at a Southern Living at Home Party ages ago.

Basic Fried Rice

2 teaspoon of dark sesame oil (I don't have this and I'm not buying it) I did end up getting this
1/2 cup matchstick carrots
1/2 cup green onions
2 teaspoons minced garlic from jar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 cups chilled cooked brown rice (use up leftovers yippee)
1 large egg lightly beaten
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon water

Heat sesame oil over high heat, add carrots, onions, garlic, pepper, stir fry.
Add rice, stir fry.
Push mixture to the sides forming a well in the center.
Add egg to the center and cook 30 seconds.
Toss with rice and stir fry until the egg is cooked.
Stir in soy sauce and water, cook until heated.

Then they go on to include recipes to doctor up the basic recipe to be veggie, shrimp, pork or chicken fried rice. We are making veggie by adding mushrooms, peas, corn, 3 tablespoons dry white wine and maybe whatever else is laying around (broccoli for example).

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I got this bread maker recipe from my friend Julie and it really makes it much more enjoyable to make pizza. I don't have the space really to knead and the counter top is too high for me to be comfortable--my shoulders are hunched up to my ears, so this way is much better.

1 cup warm water
2 Tablespoons veggie oil (I use olive)
3 cups flour (I use half all purpose, half whole wheat)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons yeast

Place ingredients in order into the bread machine, use dough cycle. Roll onto pizza stone, prick dough with fork (I brush it with the juice from a jar of minced garlic) bake at 450 for 5 minutes. Top with desired toppings bake for 12-15 minutes.

For toppings I use about 1/3-1/2 a can of tomatoe sauce with italian seasoning, basil and garlic. Cover sauce with sliced baby portabella mushrooms, cover with shredded mozzarella, top with pepperoni slices.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Chicken Noodle Soup

I just copied this from the bottom of my regular blog. Normally I post a photo.

cubed, cooked chicken breast: I use 3 and cook in skillet with seasoning of choice like Mrs. Dash or natures' own.
onion cut into smallish wedges, sliced carrots and celery, sliced baby portabello mushrooms, asparagus cut into about 1/2 inch pieces. SAUTE together in some EVOO with a little garlic.
boil egg noodles for about 1/2 what it calls for.
add all this into big soup pot with 2 cans of cream of X soup (I sued one chicken and one broccoli)
Add as much chicken broth to get the consistency you like.

Simmer until heated through.

Reese's Righteous Recipes Begins

I am creating a new blog to post recipes as a solution to several issues. For Meal Plan Monday I want to be able to link to my recipe without having to make my MPM post huge in case you don't care to know the story behind the meal. Also the fiscal year just began and I want to jump start my new attitude and goals for the year....starting with organization. I'm dumping the recipe cards and need an easy way to organize my recipes without taking up extra space. SO here's where you'll find our tried and true recipes. You should give one a try.