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OMG Beef Broccoli

18 Mar

I have to start out by saying this was so darn good. I have been watching a lot of The Big Bang Theory in this house lately and every time they sit and eat Chinese food I get a hankering. I hopped on over to pinterest and looked for a new recipe to try. I modified the recipe slightly. I will post a link to the original if you’d like to give it a try.

beef n broccoli broccoliBeef with Broccoli

Original Source: Rainy Day Gal,Ā 

(This is my modified version)

2 head broccoli, crowns only cut and rinsed.

1 1/2 lb. Flank Steak sliced thinly against the grain.

3 Tbs. vegetable oil

pepper to taste.

Marinade:

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp sugar

1 Tbs. corn starch

1 Tbs.water

Place all the ingredients in a large bowl, add the meat and toss together. Cover with plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator for about an hour.

Sauce:

1/4 c soy sauce + 1/2 c water ( I used this as a substitute for low sodium soy sauce)

3 Tbs. brown sugar

3 Tbs. flour

1 1/2 Tbs. sherry or rice wine

3-4 cloves garlic, minced

Mix all ingredients in a large measuring cup or bowl making sure to get clumps of flour incorporated. Set sauce aside.

Cooking Directions:

In a large pot/pan bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Add cut broccoli and cover with a lid. Steam for about 3 min. Pull out and set aside season with pepper. Dump water.

In the same pot/pan add 1Tbs of vegetable oil to pot. Place an even layer of marinated meat to the pot. Cook over med/high heat. Do Not Move or flip the meat until the first side has gotten a nice crust on it, flip and cook the other side. Remove cooked meat and repeat the process adding oil as needed for the remaining batches. Once all the meat has been cooked dump the excess oil from the pot.

beef n broccoli meat

Put broccoli and meat back into the pot over low heat. Add Sauce to the pot and stir to combine. Leave the heat on just until it’s all heated through. Serve with or over white rice.

beef n broccoli dinner

In other news I did a little bit of sewing this past week. I made a skirt out of $1 bandana from WalMart for my daughter for St. Patrick’s day. 30 minutes of sewing time used some black and whited polka dot fabric from my stash. Can’t beat that. Cheep and cute. That’s how I roll. šŸ™‚ Here’s a picture of “Little Miss Sassy Pants” in her Cheaply Cute skirt.

st patty's day skirt

Happy Cooking and Crafting.

 

 

 

More super cute clothes for Cierra

30 May

Man I am on a roll…or I am obsessed šŸ™‚ The other day I went to WalMart and found some bandanas on sale for $1. So of course who could pass up a great deal like that. I bought almost 1 or 2 of every pattern they had. Girls are so much fun to make things for. I wish it was easier to make “cool” things for my boys but I don’t think they would like skirts.

Here are the first 2 skirts. The last picture is the skirt that I made just like Cierra’sĀ for my poor little nieceĀ who broke herĀ armĀ while jumpingĀ in a bouncy house. Ouch!Ā And because she lives in Florida and I live in Oklahoma I couldn’tĀ measure her arm to make a cute slingĀ like I did last year for my son Kizaiah. So I made a bunch of felt flower pins so that she could attach them to her boringĀ hospital issued sling, plusĀ once herĀ cast is off she can use the pinsĀ to decorate headbands or shirts. Hope that she likes them.

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