I can't tell you how excited I am that I am back to cooking! We were seriously so blessed by family and friends bringing us meals after Lucy was born, the most I've had to do in the past 2 months is thaw a homemade meal or scramble some eggs. Note: when visiting a new mom do NOT bring them clothes or balloons... bring them a hot meal! They will appreciate it more than anything. So back to cooking. Jon has been home all week which is very rare and I was giddy to meal plan and try out new recipes I've been saving up. Having two bebes really cuts down on my "me time" and included in that time is cooking. So that being said, the meals I've been making can be prepped during nap time and/or in the 30 minutes I usually get when Jon is off of work and wants to play with the kids. I'm not about to chop 18 vegetables and stir something on the stove continuously for 45 minutes because I usually have a baby strapped to my chest and one at my feet. My sister sent me this recipe for Korean Beef and it was GOOD. Real good, y'all. It basically took no prep time (which is good because I walked in the door from the pool at 5:30pm and we were eating by 6... still in my swim suit) and was absolutely delicious.
1lb lean ground beef (we actually used ground turkey and it was delish)
1 tbsp sesame oil
3 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
Dash of red pepper flakes (more if you want it spicier)
1/2 tsp ginger (I am not a fan of ginger so I left it out)
Cooked white rice (boil in a bag is my preference)
Stalk of green onions, chopped (this makes the meal!)
1. Heat sesame oil and garlic in large pan over the stove
2. Add meat and brown
3. Drain any fat and stir in brown sugar, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, and ginger and let simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Serve over cooked white rice topped with chopped green onions