Asian Restaurant-Inspired family get togethers withTai Pei

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Always a crowd pleasing favorite are the Asian Inspired party food. I love them because you don’t need utensils to eat them, and you can east them standing up with a small plate and napkin – perfect for gatherings when there’s lots of people and limited seating.

I decided to get some frozen Tai Pei egg rolls and spring rolls from the freezer section at Walmart for my upcoming gathering. I love ‘em because not only are they as good as anything that’s considered authentic Asian food, they are extremely budget-friendly! At no more than 5$ per box, I was able to stock up and have a good hearty supply for the party.

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As you can see, there’s a lot of other options besides egg rolls and spring rolls, but I stuck with the spring rolls because they’re so easy to eat. I chose not to make the included sauce (even though it’s awesome!) instead, I went with my authentic home made peanut sauce. This sauce goes really well over pork won tons too!

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I started out with:

  • 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 tbspn sesame Oil
  • 4 tbspn soy sauce
  • 6 tbspn Water
  • 2 tsp Ground ginger
  • Sesame seeds for garnish

In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients and heat to a boil while stirring constantly. Keep stirring until it’s completely smooth! Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top for garnish and serve in a bowl next to the egg rolls.

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I made some some other Restaurant-Inspired dishes as well to pair up my egg rolls with. Fried rice with vegetable chicken stir-fry.

What would you make for an Asian themed spread? Be sure to check out the rebate offer on Ibotta!

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Tex-Mex potato bake with My Brother’s Salsa

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One of the wonderful things about living in Texas is definitely Tex-Mex food. It’s a whole thing on to its own, and you will not find this branch of Mexican food anywhere else on the planet. Since my husband is born and raised here, Tex Mex food holds a special place in his heart.

My mother in law has taught me a few of her recipes, particularly the ones my husband likes so I can make them at home. Using a new brand of salsa I found at Sam’s club called My Brother’s Salsa, I was able to make this easy tex-mex potato dish that he loves. I was happy that it came in a set of 4, so I had the option of putting a different spin depending on the salsa I used.

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The 4-pack includes:

  • Original Mild, Med, Hot
  • Black Bean & Corn Mild
  • Fire Roasted Med, Hot
  • House Med

I chose to go with the original one for my first try.

They’re only offering this 4-pack at Sam’s Club for a limited time – check and see if they have it available in your area. Its perfect to give as a gift for the holidays because there’s even a built-in name tag and its boxed up in a nice package! Good for gifting to give to a party hostess, teacher or neighbor – Everybody loves salsa, so you can’t go wrong. Each jar has a recipe printed on it to help give you some ideas on how to use it creatively in a dish. See the entire recipe list on their website. Only an all-women owned company thinks of things like this!

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First, I boiled 5-6 medium sized potatoes until they were tender, drained the water and let them cool for awhile. You can either peel the skins off or leave them on depending on your taste.

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I chopped them into chunks and lay them in a baking dish.

Once the baking dish was full, I used about 1/2 stick of butter and scattered small dabs of butter all over the potatoes.

Then comes the salsa…

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Then I topped it off with a couple of handfuls of Mexican blend cheese, and placed it in the oven @350F for about 30-40 minutes. Sooo yum!

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Have you ever cooked with salsa as an ingredient? What would you create with salsa?

 

Simple, easy and wholesome dinner options with Butterball Turkey Burgers

This post brought to you by Butterball Every Day. All opinions are 100% mine.

As most moms, I'm all for trying something new and easy to feed my crew and grilling out is one of our favorite things to do. It's particularly MY favorite way of making dinner simply because 1) I don't mess up my kitchen 2) its easy and 3) it's a crowd pleaser – so it's win-win all around. 

Because of new dietary restrictions in our household, I've had to come up with some creative new ways to make tasty, wholesome meals that fall right in line with the doctor's orders. You see, my husband has been diagnosed with cyclic vomitng syndrome otherwise known as CVS and over the course of the summer it's been a rough ride for all of us – especially him.  As it turns out, there's only a handful of foods that he can eat as to not aggravate his condition and wind up sick. White meats such as turkey, chicken and fish are at the top of the list as protein sources. 

Aside from being served on the Thanksgiving dinner table, turkey has never been huge in our house until I grilled it over charcoal briquets! I thought it would add an extra layer of flavor to have the yummy mesquite taste infused into each bite – and I was right! It totally transformed the taste and put the turkey burger on a whole new level.

So easy to prepare – these burgers come pre-formed and frozen, so all you have to do is put them on the grill and cook! 

After about 8-10 minutes grilling each side (or until each side was nicely browned and looked cooked) I took them off the grill and let them sit for a few minutes while I sliced up some fresh veggies to dress it up. I'm telling you – the secret is charcoal!! 

I served mine up with a side of roasted potatoes that I made in my new oil-less fryer – it's the best 100$ I ever spent!

Be sure to learn some more turkey recipes by looking through the Butterball recipes available on their website. Also, there's some Butterball coupons to take advantage of as well!

 

 

 

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