I have the cutest little cast iron skillet that is perfect for making 1-2 egg omelets.
My kids have fun with make-your-own meals, so it's a good way to get them to eat veggies in the morning. I set up a station of several different chopped veggies, cheeses, and meats, and let them throw whatever into a bowl with a scrambled egg. Then I cook it for them.
Broccoli, Garlic and Feta omelet for me.
...and coffee, this morning with a dash of cream.
A nice slow morning rolls right into a packed afternoon. M1 has Jiu Jitsu practice from 10-11 on Saturdays. I work occasional Saturday's which can make for a whirlwind of a busy day. We had an hour between training and my first client of the afternoon. I failed to plan ahead and pack a lunch, so a quick stop at whole foods was necessary.
Shrimp Summer Rolls with Peanut sauce, and a hot green tea. These summer rolls are another fun idea for a family friendly dinner. Kids have a blast making their own, and I find they are more likely to eat veggies if they get to pick.
We did not get home till WAY past dinner time tonight. We were invited to the movies with some friends, and your not going to pass that up.
Luckily, I had some chopped veggies ready to go from this mornings omelets and I was able to put together a 20 minute Korean Noodle Stir Fry called Jap Chae. The recipe I have on my recipe blog has meat in it. No meat tonight - Carrots, Bell Peppers, Cabbage, Green Beans, Asparagus, Green Onions, and Swiss Chard - And you can't have a Korean Stir Fry without some Homemade Grandma's Kim Chi! It just wouldn't be right
OH! So, remember kelp noodles I mentioned in a previous post…well this is where those come in handy. Traditionally this recipe is made with Korean Vermicelli Noodles, which are made from sweet potato starch. Really no nutritional valued. These kelp noodles on the other hand make a wonderful substitute (you can't tell the difference), and they require to additional cook time. You just through them in at the end, mix, let them soak up a bit of the marinade, and you are ready to serve.
Jap Chae is better cold, in my opinion. I made a big batch so I could take some for lunch early next week.
Today's Nibbles: Nibbles are what I call all the little bites and tastes throughout the day.
Sometimes these nibbles can add up, especially during the holidays when I am baking holiday breads and treats. The key is to balance it out with the rest of your meals. Keeping your portions at a reasonable size gives you some nibbling wiggle room, but it should not be a habit.