Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Well today is going to be a tip and your weekly menu... sorry for not posting the last couple of days but trying to get ready for a getaway this weekend. Leaving Wednesday afternoon...So what I am going to do is give you the menu for this week today and then starting Thursday will post date the posts incase our friends do not have WiFi...

TUESDAY   Sesame Chicken Chow Mein
WEDNESDAY   Corn on the Cob
THURSDAY   Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Sliced Apples   
FRIDAY    Baked Potato Soup


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 5 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (cut into strips)
  • vegetable oil (to fry)
  • 3 tbsp teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 carrots
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 green onions (diced)
  • 2 green peppers (julienne-thin long strips)
  • 2 red peppers (julienne)
  • 1 bag sugar snap peas
  • 600g Chinese rice noodles
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  1. To make sesame chicken, combine flour, 1/4 cup sesame seeds, black pepper, Chinese 5-spice powder, and crushed red pepper flakes.
  2. Coat chicken strips in flour mixture and set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown both sides of chicken strips in skillet (about 5 minutes).
  4. Repeat until all of the chicken is cooked. Place all of the chicken in a large pot and turn to low heat.
  5. Mix in teriyaki sauce, 1/4 cup sesame seeds, and honey and stir until sauce thickens and coats the chicken.
  6. To make the chow mein, cook the Chinese rice noodles in a pot of boiling water, rinse under cold running water, and drain again. (Drizzle with sesame oil to prevent the noodles from sticking).
  7. Heat 1 tbsp of oil and stir fry onion, garlic, and peppers until soft.
  8. Add the carrots and sugar snap peas and stir fry until slightly soft.
  9. Add the rice noodles and chicken mixture into sautepan and mix thoroughly. Add the soy sauce, salt, sesame oil, and black pepper .
  10. Stir fry for 2-3 more minutes, then serve!
It is better to use round dishes in the microwave oven rather than square or rectangular dishes as round dishes spread heat faster.

Time just seems to get away from me these last couple of weeks... Maybe if the weather was better I would be sitting outside having a nice cold ice tea and then I could be posting... but that has not been happening... but I quess I could be living in Winnipeg or Regina where it is way to hot... but why would I want to move there when I live on beautiful Vancouver Island...


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