Wednesday, May 15, 2013

meals of late

Beef stirfry
sliced and diced (and beef strips browned)
the most important part, the sauce, I'm getting better at it...
frying it up
And a snacky type recipe:
At work a girl brought in these "Aussie Bites" from Costco. They were SO good. But I don't have a card, and wanted to try to make some myself. I used this googled recipe
All my dry things in there, flours, sugar, nuts & seeds, coconut, cranberries & apricots
They turned out pretty good! Not quite as good as the store ones, but still pretty good. Now I have a bunch in the freezer for my work snack.
Last night's dinner wasn't as great as I had hoped. I was looking forward to this recipe for weeks, but it went in the trash after I tried it out. This blog girl's food always looks so mouthwatering, but mine is always just 'meh'.
the tomatoes looked so perfect
Ingredients: mozzarella cheese, basil, baguette, olive oil, s & p
Tomatoes and bread ready to roast (the bread was like the best part, but all Kroger had left was white baguettes, I could feel my blood sugar spiking with every bite)
The cheese and basil. The blog girl used fancy fresh mozzerella, but I wasn't about to pay $6 for cheese, sorry.
There it was all assembled with balsamic vinegar dressing. NOOO!! STAY ON YOUR SIDE vinegar!!! :( It was kinda good, but I don't know, the croutons got all mooshy from the roasted tomato juices and I just wasn't that impressed.
Then my stomach hurt again when I went running after dinner. From the food? Or seriously how long do you have to wait to run after eating??
This past weekend for mother's day I went home and made my mom beef stroganoff, asparagus and corn on the cob for her mother's day lunch, and it was delicious. Then for supper later we just wanted something small. "Pancakes or waffles?" asked Dad, "PANCAKES!!!" I yelled from the living room. My dad is thee best pancake maker. A bit later I heard mom telling dad that she could start the pancakes, and he said, "she wants ME to make them". Yup. Yes I do. I don't know his secret, he just follows the Betty Crocker recipe, but they are SO delicious every time.


  1. I need to make your stir fry, it looks so good!!! I also love your dino t-shirt!

  2. Haha, I can just picture dad doing that in that little voice he makes where he's shrugging his shoulders..
    I suck at making pancakes. Maybe dad can share the secret with me, to pass on the Wigton family tradition.

    1. I'm pretty sure the secret is an inch of oil in the pan.... but so crispy tasty edges!

  3. Lol, I can picture this pancake scenario perfectly!