Chez Levesque

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Embarrassingly Quick Meals w/ help from Trader Joe's; Fish n' 'Chips', Chicken Chow Mein w/veggies, Teriyaki Chicken w/ veggies

BAKED COD & SWEET POTATO FRIES--Dinner in 22 minutes

I guess it speaks for itself. The cod was a hit with the kids; Juliette loved it (with ketchup). I served this with a side of asparagus and corn sauteed in garlic, seasoned with sea salt.

CHICKEN CHOW MEIN (low fat), VEGETABLE GYOZA POTSTICKERS, steamed broccoli--Dinner in 15 minutes

The chow mein is a bit of a misnomer because there is very little chicken. The vegetables are sparse (and frozen), but it still provides a great base to prepare something that looks homemade.

Thaw some frozen chicken tenderloins, chop and add to the chow mein. I would spray the pan with oil, add some garlic and soy sauce and saute the chopped chicken for 5 or so minutes. Follow directions on the package. When you add the noodles and sauce, add a package of broccoli from TJ's and it comes out ready.

Juliette (my 16-month old will eat 6 or 7 of the gyoza, it's a weekly standard.

TERIYAKI CHICKEN, RICE & STEAMED VEGGIES (Dinner in 20 min. excl. crockpot time)

TJ'S Soyaki Sauce
Frozen tenderloins
Frozen jasmine rice
Fresh Stir Fry Vegetable Mix

Put chicken tenderloins in crockpot on high or low (depending on how much time you have) and cover in soyaki sauce. Cook for 2. 5 hrs on high, 3.5 on low. Just keep checking to make sure you don't overcook. It may take less time.

Heat rice.

Add some oil, or just spray oil in pan, add garlic and fresh ginger (if you have it), saute for 2 minutes. Add fresh vegetables and stir fry. Season with sea salt and soy sauce.

This is a really fast meal (not including crockpot time)


j & j dish it out said...

Do you put the tenderloins in frozen? Or do you thaw out first?

kim levesque said...

i thaw them first so that they will cook faster. just put them in the fridge the night before.