Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday After Chili- Chinese Sounds Great!
Usually, after a chili filled Saturday, our Sunday meal is as far away from chili as we can get! This meant a seafood stir-fry over white rice was going to be on the menu... We hit Sam's Club for our every other month stock-up of T.P., paper towels, cat litter, etc. I really look forward to checking out the meat and seafood deals at Sams, as I find the quality pretty good! Scored 2lb. of frozen sea scallops- some of which were diver scallop size! A large cut of Dutch Gouda cheese, some thick cut bacon, and some 90/10 ground beef was about all I needed for the food supplies today.. I had some shrimp already at home, in addition to plenty of other ingredients for stir-fry, so away we went!
The dish I prepared had 1lb. shrimp, half of those scallops, onion, green pepper, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, and mushrooms- all sliced to size. The sauce had chix broth, organic soy sauce, oyster sauce, garlic, sesame oil, white pepper, rice vinegar, honey, and salt- all thickened with corn starch into the right consistency. I stir fried the veggies in oil, added scallops, shrimp, and sauce a little later, as not to over cook. Came out pretty tasty- not much left!
Later, I decided to try coconut macaroons with chocolate chips for the first time. Learned alot! I learned they are a mess to make! I took the remaining cookie mix, added cocoa and confectioners sugar, and made a no bake choco-coconut ball! easy, and good! Hope you all have a good week!