Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry

I love a good stir-fry at home.  What’s not to love? Veggies, pieces of meat, quick, and it doesn’t weigh you down after eating.  I love veggies of all kind but I prefer mine cooked rather than consuming it raw, like a salad.  The only drawback about making stir-fry at home is all that spattering.  Ugh! I hate getting spattered.  I know there are spatter guards out there but I’d rather not add more dishes to wash.  Yes, I’m lazy too, in case you haven’t picked up on that.

I used white chicken meat here, but feel free to use chicken thigh meat if that’s what you’re into.  This dish is still delicious the next day so your lunch is covered. 🙂 Have a great Tuesday!

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Baked Eggs Picadillo Style

Baked Eggs Picadillo Style

I hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th! Over the holiday weekend, I made breakfast for us.  Our normal weekend breakfast usually consists of scrambled eggs, hash browns and Vermont maple sausages.  I know, we’re boring! Well, boring no more.

Today’s recipe is inspired from a meal I had a couple of months ago at a pub that Chris and I had brunch at.  They had an item called Lamb Ragu with Poached Eggs, which I ordered and it tasted delicious.  So I decided to use that idea to make it at home.  I took my Beef Empanadas with Olives and Raisins filling and added tomato sauce to it.  It was scrumptious! So if you’re trying to cure the breakfast blues, give this dish a try.  Have a great weekend!

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Beef Empanadas with Olives and Raisins

Beef Empanadas with Olives and Raisins

This past weekend was a nice and lazy weekend (there’s no other kind for us. :)).  Chris and I didn’t do a whole lot except eat, drink and relax.  We have some organizing we needed to do but never got around to it (we’re procrastinators).  We munched on some empanadas and crab dip (recipe to come this week) while sipping on wine and beer.  It was pure delight!

These empanadas were tasty for my first try.  I based the filling off of my picadillo recipe.  I am not a dough making person (yeast and kneading terrifies me!) so I used store bought pie crust instead.  These would be fabulous for entertaining.  And you can make these ahead of time too (you gotta love that!).  Have a stellar week!

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Wild Mushroom Risotto with Summer Truffles

Wild Mushroom Risotto with Summer Truffles

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Chris and I were lazy pretty much all weekend long.  I love those kinds of weekends! And since we were lazy, I made a simple risotto dish for dinner.

We are mushroom lovers so we really dig this wild mushroom risotto recipe.  Now I know mushroom is an ingredient that most people either love or hate so if you are a lover like us, you’ll really love this dish.  And this can easily be a vegetarian friendly dish —just swap out the chicken broth for veggie broth.  Have a great week!

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Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry

I was feeling a bit lazy today and didn’t want to go through a lot of trouble cooking dinner tonight.  Since I had some asparagus and defrosted shrimp, I thought I’d combine the two.  I also had some carrots so I threw that in.  Took no time at all —I was done cooking within 45 minutes.

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