Donna's Daily Dish
Inspiring people to create every day recipes
In the March 2022 issue of Southern Living Magazine, a recipe was published for Sesame Shrimp Stir-Fry. This quick and easy recipe is a great weeknight meal and can also be prepared ahead and frozen for up to six months. The recipe appealed to me because ingredients were readily available in my local food store and made for a light supper for my husband and I.
After a beautiful Sunday, Monday’s weather went from sun to rain, back to sun then rain again. I was undecided as to what to make for supper; then I remembered Whole Foods had Bell&Evans bone-in chicken breasts on special for $3.49/lb. I dug into my recipe box and found a recipe for Jerk Chicken.
I’ve had this recipe for many, many years and can’t recall where it’s from. The recipe calls for vegetable oil, white wine vinegar, lime juice, sugar, scallions, fresh garlic, a jalapeno pepper, dried thyme, allspice, salt, cinnamon, freshly ground black pepper, cayenne pepper and three pounds of chicken parts. The combination of spices and cooking method is what gives the chicken its name. Also, it can be either a dry rub or a wet marinade
What does grandma need? More time for herself these days. However, I do enjoy those short notice requests for Grandma/Nana to babysit. My husband offers to have dinner out, but honestly, I can prepare something quicker at home.
Lately, I’ve been on a stir-fry streak. For anyone that wants to get supper on the table quickly, it’s a one pan healthy meal with the protein and vegetable cooked together with a sauce that brings everything together; that’s what you get with Beef, Broccoli and Crisp Garlic Sauté. While you’re prepping your stir-fry, you can start your rice.
Mondays and Tuesdays are busy days for me, as I’m babysitting my seven-month-old grandson until the of June. Once the little guy is picked up around 3:30, grandma needs to get her second wind and get supper on the table.
My husband found a recipe from the website Joyous Apron for Sweet and Sour Chicken. The total time to prepare this recipe is 45 minutes, which is perfect for me.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.