This week’s dinners:
Tacos and refried beans.
I make my refried beans by soaking kidney beans (or pinto) overnight. In the morning I add onions, beef soup base and garlic, then turn the Crockpot onto high. Once the beans are cooked, I add garlic salt, taco seasoning and hot sauce to flavor. Sometimes I add salsa. I think use my submersible blender until the beans have a re-fried bean like texture, but are still chunky.
Chinese Orange Chicken, Lo Mein and rice.
For a variety of reasons the Chinese Orange Chicken never got made last week, so it is being carried over to this week.
The Lo Mein is a first for me. I order it when we go to our local Chinese restaurant, so decided to give it a try at home. I’ll let you know how it turns out!
Chicken Gravy over Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
For the chicken gravy I will cook a whole chicken in the crockpot, then debone it and make a gravy out of the drippings.
For the garlic mashed potatoes I will saute’ the garlic and caramelize the onions, then proceed to make mashed potatoes. My kids go *crazy* for these.
Homemade chili, cornbread and rice.
What are you eating?