Monday, 4 September 2017

A Quick Fix Dinner

Church in the morning. Visitors in the afternoon. What is a time-strapped woman to do for dinner? Stir-fry of course.




For this stir-fry I used a combination of short-cuts and from scratch cooking.  While I sliced some red-cabbage and sweet potato I thawed some frozen stir-fry veggies. The sweet potato I cut into thin strips with a potato peeler. I also cooked some two minute noodles and put aside ready to go into the stir-fry.

To cook, I merely heated some oil in a wok, added some chilli flakes, chicken strips and honey and stir-fried the chicken. I had to drain some of the liquid to keep the meat frying and prevent it from stewing. I reserved the liquid though. Once the chicken was cooked I removed it from the pan and added the veggies and poured the reserved liquid over the veggies. After a few minutes stir-frying I added in the noodles and returned the chicken to the pan and combined the lot. I then stirred through some soy sauce - and voila - dinner was ready. 

Leftovers packaged ready for another meal.


Do you have any 'prepared in a flash' meals that you turn to when time is short?

8 comments:

  1. Hi, just came over from your old blog, is there somewhere to subscribe by email. I cant seem to find it. Congrats on the new start.

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    1. Thanks Clarissa. I have now added a follow by email button. The new blog set up is still a work in progress :-)

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  2. Sherri, I have never seen sweet potato used in a stir fry. That's an idea I haven't thought of before.

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    1. I saw a photo somewhere recently of a sweet potato and snow pea stir-fry. In the photo they had prepared the sweet potato in ribbons with a potato peeler. I really like sweet potatoes and I has happy to find another way of using it.

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  3. Looks delicious, Sherri! I love stir fries and now the weather is warmer months are here we'll be eating lots of them! Meg:)

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    1. I really enjoy stir-fries too, but they are not the first thing that come to mind when I am menu planning. When I remember to make one we wonder why it has been so long since the last.

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  4. I like the idea of using the sweet potato in the stir fry...yum! 😊

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