What’s more fun than an Easter floral & new parent leather shoes? Being an old soul…I would have wrestled alligators to get Grace in an Easter bonnet BUT wrestling with a 3 year old just to get her out he door to church was all this preggo mama could handle. Here we are admiring each other in our Sunday Best! Soaking up these moments. I love a holiday!
Tonight, I wanted to use up what I already had in the fridge. I had some chicken breast & broccoli so I went for that yummy salty, soy saucy flava. Definitely healthier than the chicken & broc from my favorite Chinese place & way quicker than even the fastest delivery in town.
I mostly eyeballed on the one but here’s the basics…
*Sautée chopped garlic in veg oil
*Cut up 2-3 chx breast in smallish pieces & add to hot oil
*Add in broccoli. Cook a couple of minutes until tender. ( then add mushroom if you have it!)
*In another bowl mix 3-4 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp rice vinegar, 1 tbsp honey & 1 tbsp sesame oil.
*Add mixture to chicken & broccoli & toss so everything is nicely coated. Turn heat to low & let brown sauce thicken a bit.
*Add in spaghetti, soba noodles, brown rice- whatever you’ve got!
FRESH FLORAL ICE CUBES
It’s Valentine’s Day! Time to step it up! It’s those sweet little touches that can make the day extra special!
Use a muffin tin for your floral cubes. It’s something you probably already have in your cabinet & it makes the cubes more substantial. This is the time to show off!
Place flower buds, petals, greenery…whatever you have in the tin. There are no rules! Cover with water and freeze.
Don’t worry if the water doesn’t cover the flower or it floats. It actually looks cooler if the bud is popping out of the cube.
Let cubes sit at room temp for a few minutes so you can flip over tin and they’ll pop right out!
If you don’t have a fancy pants wine bin ( I don’t ) you can just use a big clear bowl. It actually displays your ice cubes better.
Plop in your wine/champagne and admire your fabulousness!
I love nothing more than hosting the holidays! And Thanksgiving is the best kind of holiday. No gifts, no hype, no pressure! The whole day is focused around food and family! Period. As long as the bird comes out tasty, you’re good to go! This year I used fresh evergreens to decorate the table and garnish the food. It’s the little details that can turn your ordinary dinner into something that looks extra special and give it that holiday sparkle!