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For my FB friends who were waiting on my Mongolian Beef recipe! You won’t believe how easy this is!

Mongolian Beef

Ingredients:
Rice (I made 2 servings of Minute Rice)
Flank Steak (8 oz) sliced thinly against the grain
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/3 cup water
1 tbs Ground Ginger
2 tsp Crushed Garlic
Corn Starch
Broccoli
Chopped Green Onions (optional)

Note: Measurements may not be exact. I tasted as it cooked and added soy/sugar to taste.

Prepare Rice according to package directions. Steam broccoli until just tender.
In zip lock bag, coat flank steak with corn starch, then shake off excess and fry until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside. 
In same pan heat ginger and garlic just til heated.
Add soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and cooked meat. Simmer until sauce reaches desired thickness. Add cooked broccoli and green onions. Stir to coat.
Serve over rice.
Enjoy!

Genesis 26:30  And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.

Note: This recipe was adapted from the recipe from http://iowagirleats.com/2011/07/26/chinese-take-out-fake-out-vol-2/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+IowaGirlEats+%2528Iowa+Girl+Eats%2529

For my FB friends who were waiting on my Mongolian Beef recipe! You won’t believe how easy this is!

Mongolian Beef

Ingredients:
Rice (I made 2 servings of Minute Rice)
Flank Steak (8 oz) sliced thinly against the grain
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/3 cup water
1 tbs Ground Ginger
2 tsp Crushed Garlic
Corn Starch
Broccoli
Chopped Green Onions (optional)

Note: Measurements may not be exact. I tasted as it cooked and added soy/sugar to taste.

Prepare Rice according to package directions. Steam broccoli until just tender.
In zip lock bag, coat flank steak with corn starch, then shake off excess and fry until cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside.
In same pan heat ginger and garlic just til heated.
Add soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and cooked meat. Simmer until sauce reaches desired thickness. Add cooked broccoli and green onions. Stir to coat.
Serve over rice.
Enjoy!

Genesis 26:30 And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink.

Note: This recipe was adapted from the recipe from http://iowagirleats.com/2011/07/26/chinese-take-out-fake-out-vol-2/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+IowaGirlEats+%2528Iowa+Girl+Eats%2529

Berry Cobler

I found this recipe on Pinterest. It came from livingachangedlife.blogspot.com. I did not use diet soda, because there was only regular soda at the house lol. Enjoy! :-)

Ingredients:
24 oz Frozen mixed berries
1 box white cake mix
1 can (diet) Sprite

Spread berries in baking dish. Spread cake mix on top. Pour soda over mixture but do NOT mix. Bake at 350 for 45-50 mins or until bubbly and crust is golden.

I halved the recipe but I could have eaten the whole thing. :-) I served it with some vanilla frozen yogurt and coffee, and I enjoyed every last bit in my favorite seat in the house. :-) Next time I’ll try this recipe with peaches! It’s the easiest cobbler I’ve ever made! :-)

Genesis 19:3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

Cheese Quesadillas

Ingredients:
Cheese
Tortillas

I have a quesadilla maker, but before I had a quesadilla maker, I used a plain ol’ frying pan. :-) you can use either.

1. Place one tortilla in bottom of pan/quesadilla maker. (If using a pan, you may wish to spray the outside of tortilla with cooking spray to help it brown.)
2. Cover tortilla with cheese. (Leave about an inch around the edge for cheese to spread.)
3. Cover with one more tortilla.
4. If using quesadilla maker, just close it up and wait til you get the signal it’s done. :-) If using a pan, cook over med-low heat until browned on one side then carefully flip. Cook on other side until golden brown and cheese is melted.

I served mine with chips and salsa. I posted a link to the Chili’s copycat salsa I used.

Deuteronomy 8:9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

Easy French Dips

Ingredients:
Deli rolls
Roast Beef
Au jus mix

1. Prepare Au just mix according to package directions.
2. When Au just mix is prepared, dip Roast Beef in jus and assemble sandwich. Serve with remaining Au jus.

Tip: These sandwiches are also good with sauteed onions and/or with the deli roll toasted with cheese.

Deuteronomy 8:10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.

1 Timothy 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.


When I was working at a school in Indiana, I had a hispanic roommate. We switched off cooking nights and shared many recipes. I have to admit, I’ve never liked canned refried beans. So, when she made her own refried beans for dinner, I was eager to learn how I could make this delicious version for myself. Since I did not know this simple recipe, I figured there might be others that don’t know either. After my first taste of homemade refried beans, I knew I would never buy the canned ones again. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do. :-)

Pictured are the bean burritos I made for lunch today.

REFRIED BEANS

Ingredients:
Can of pinto beans
Chopped onion

1. Saute onions until tender.
2. Blend canned beans with juices in blender. (My husband doesn’t like the texture of onions, so I blend the sauteed onions with the beans.)
3. Add blended beans to pan with sauteed onions; salt and pepper to taste. Heat through.
4. Enjoy!

Tips:
If I plan on making a few Spanish meals in the next few days, I prepare extra of this recipe to have as a side.
This recipe is also good with a bit of cream cheese blended in too. (Learned this tip from my sister-in-law)