First of all, can I give myself a small pat on the back for not having the same thing for breakfast every day? And I made overnight oats like I said I would in Wednesday’s post! I loosely followed this recipe for the overnight oats and it was quite yummy!
I actually popped the oats mixture it in the microwave a little to warm it up (warm, not hot) since my office was chilly and something cold to eat wasn’t appealing. The texture was incredibly cream–very different from stove top or microwaved. Perhaps because of the almond milk (I usually use water)? My only complaint is that it didn’t keep me as full as I would have liked, despite adding the extra nuts on top. See–this is why I am hesitant to mix it up! But I will keep on with my pledge and want to try Gina’s breakfast cookie dough tomorrow!
Speaking of being cold, we had a serious cold snap a few days ago that left me craving some warm comfort food.
This cold weather had me searching for clothes and blankets that had been put away at the beginning of May, then searching my mind for an idea for dinner. I remembered Tina’s post earlier this week about having American Chop Suey for dinner and I knew it would hit the spot perfectly!
The WHD version of this classic dish is a bit different from the one I grew up with. Growing up, it was just pasta, pasta sauce, and ground beef. WHH convinced me years ago that we should also throw in some pepper and onions as well as my favorite ingredient that makes it just a little bit better, Worcestershire sauce! Here’s how you do it (full recipe at the end):
Start by getting some water boiling for your pasta. While that’s starting up, cut up some peppers and onions and throw them in a pan with some oil to sauté (I’ve come to discover that I eat an awful lot of these as most of my recipes feature sautéed peppers and onions!).
While the peppers and onions are cooking, get another pan out and put a ground meat of your choice in it to cook (we used some ground bison).
Cook the meat thoroughly and once the pasta, veggies, and meat are all cooked, combine them one pan with. Next, add pasta sauce to your desired sauciness and Worcestershire sauce to taste. We end up using about 1/3 jar of pasta sauce and 1-2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce.
A little trick to keeping the suey warm while you’re mixing everything is to keep the stove top going on a low heat. That way, when you serve it, it’s piping hot (hence the steam in the picture below).
Whole Health Dork’s American Chop Suey
1 lb ground protein of choice
~ 1/3 C tomato sauce
1-2 tb Worcestershire sauce
Boil water for pasta and cook per directions.
Chop and sauté the pepper and onion. Get your protein of choice cooking at the same time. Sauté the veggies until soft and mix with the protein when cooked. Add pasta and desired amount of tomato and Worcestershire sauces. Mix well and serve hot.
I hope you enjoy!
Questions: Is Mother Nature playing tricks on your part of the world? Have you tried any new recipes this week? Anything fun planned for the weekend?