Thursday, May 31, 2007

Chinese chicken and broccoli

3 chicken breast cutlets (or more, depends on how much you need), cut into thin strips
1 tsp fresh ginger
1 tsp sugar
4 Tbs soy sauce
1 Tbs corn startch
4 tsps corn starch
1 clove garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 broccoli bunch, cut
1 1/4 cups water

-Combine: 1 Tbs corn startch, with 1 Tbs soy sauce, sugar, ginger, and garlic with chicken. Mix well.
-Heat 1 Tbs of oil in non-stick skillet, add chicken and stir fry until chicken is done.
-In another pot or skillet, heat Tbs oil, add broccoli and onion. I usually put the lid on for a few minutes so the broccoli can cook from the steam, don't over cook though. Stir in chicken.
- In another bowl. Combine: water, 4 tsp corn startch, and 3 Tbs soy sauce, mix well. Then add this mixture to the broccoli and chicken. Bring to boil, cook and stir until sauce thickens.

Tip: You can add some sliced carrots to this recipe, try it with beef strips too!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Easy Banana Pudding Parfaits

This recipe is taken from Food & Family magazine.

12 NILLA Wafers (or a similar wafer), divided
1/4 cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
10 slices banana (about 1 small)
2 Vanilla pudding snacks (the ready made ones)

CRUSH 10 of the wafers to form coarse crumbs. Place one-fourth of the wafer crumbs in each of two parfait glasses or dessert dishes; top each with 1 Tbsp. of the whipped topping, 2 banana slices and one-half of the contents of 1 pudding snack cup. Repeat layers of crumbs, banana slices and pudding snack; cover.
REFRIGERATE at least 15 min. or up to 4 hours. Meanwhile, wrap reserved banana slices tightly in plastic wrap; refrigerate until ready to use.
TOP each parfait with 1 Tbsp. of the remaining whipped topping, 1 of the remaining wafers and remaining banana slices just before serving.

How to Prevent the Banana Slices from Turning Brown
Toss banana slices with small amount of lemon juice.

Everyone who's tried this dessert LOVED it, and it looks pretty too! I used the clear disposable plastic cups! :)