Wednesday, January 23, 2008

more deception

::so, as i have been adding veggies in purees and adding in
plain sight i have been shocked that my kids have actually taken to them. i have found that easton LOVES mushrooms, and grayce loves carrots and the miracle of this all is that they will actually try more and ask for their favorites.
::i saw this recipe on everyday food the other day and knew there were lots of angles i could work with on this one. the original was incredibly plain, pasta, broccoli and peanuts with the sauce. so i added favorites to please the family. it was awesome and i would recommend that it is eaten hot, and honestly the leftovers were horrible, sorry but that is the truth.

2 chicken breasts, thawed and diced
i cooked this in -
2 TB peanut butter (i used crunchy)
3 TB soy sauce
2 TB rice wine vinegar
i used sesame seed oil to cook with trying to add to the asian taste, you can use whatever.
get water boiling for pasta - i used curly pasta, it grabbed the sauce really great.
so, i got this cooking while i did the following:
3 bunches of broccoli florets
8oz of sliced mushrooms
2 cloves garlic
1/3 c water
1 TB oil - again i used sesame seed oil
put all of this in a pan and cook for about 8-10 minutes.

start the pasta.
with 3 kids full of interruptions, i had this done in 30 minutes, now that is awesome!

so while all of that is cooking, get the sauce for the pasta stirring~
4 TB peanut butter
6 TB soy sauce
4 TB rice wine vinegar
1 TB oil - i used you guessed it, sesame
mix this all together.
when everything is done cooking, about 8-10 minutes, add it all together.
i added a handful of cashews to this and it was so good. a really earthy salty nutty sweet flavor.
i toasted up some store bought croissants and served it with this.

it didn't make eating broccoli taste so bad. ENJOY!