Making Cooking Simple
Looking for simple and easy to prepare recipes that not only taste great but give the perception that you spent a lot of thought and effort creating the dish? Here are several dishes that are extremely easy, but definitely tasty.
Oriental Stir Fry
One of the simplest recipes that are incredibly satisfying is Oriental stir fry. You can make an Oriental stir fry with chicken, pork, beef or without any meat. Using one simple frying pan or wok, a variety of vegetables (fresh, canned or frozen), some stir fry sauces and a side of rice- youíve got a great supper.
Oriental Chicken Stir Fry
1 pound of chicken breast (cut into cubes or strips)
2 cans of oriental style vegetables (usually includes water chestnuts, green beans, broccoli, baby corn, carrots, etc)
4 to 8 ounces of stir fry sauce (sweet or salty your choice)
4 servings of rice
Cook boil in bag rice on the side as directed. In an oiled frying pan or wok add cut chicken, cook moderately and then mix in vegetables. Stir frequently with a wooden spoon adding a few spoonfuls of sauce every couple minutes. Cook for about 10 minutes or until cooked completely through. Serve on a bed of rice.
Maple Ham Steak
Ham steak is incredibly easy to make and for a lot families a great meal. You can buy individually sliced ham steaks sold in many grocers. Or if you prefer, you can buy a large ham and slice it into Ĺ to ĺ inch thick steaks.
4 Ham Steaks
4 ounces of brown sugar
8 ounces of maple syrup
4 Yams (sweet potatoes (fresh or canned)
Rub 1 oz. of brown sugar into the ham and set it in an oven for about 25 to 30 minutes at 400 to 425 degrees F. (or as directed). A few minutes before the ham steak is complete, you can pour some maple syrup on top of the ham steak or gently heat up the syrup in a microwave and serve as desired. Ham steaks pair well with yams (sweet potatoes). You can bake them in an oven with your ham steak, starting them about 15 minutes prior to when you begin cooking the ham.
One of my family favorites is the BLT sandwich. Although bacon is perhaps not the healthiest food around, you can choose to substitute good old fashioned bacon with turkey bacon or even chicken bacon. These products arenít as bad as they sound and actually quite flavorful.
Since the BLT sandwich is very simple and only includes bacon, lettuce, tomato, bread and mayo, make sure you buy only top quality ingredients including nice thick bread and fresh lettuce and tomatoes.
1 Loaf of White or Rye Bread
1 head of lettuce
4 beefsteak tomatoes
1 pound of bacon
On a skillet cook one pound of bacon. Pat dry removing any excess grease. Now add mayo to two pieces of bread and add a sliced tomato and some lettuce. Garnish with a pickle, some olives and some pretzels or chips.