Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sunshine & Stroganoff

I put some dinner leftovers in my super cool bento box. Nuking them and bringing them outside to enjoy in the warm sun.

Blue Box (top left): Cabbage (boiled then sauteed till golden)
Orange Box (top right): Shelly's Apple Spice Yogurt Dip (recipe below)
Pink Box (bottom left): Shelly's Speedy Stroganoff Meatballs (recipe below)
Green Box (bottom right): Sliced Rome Apple

This is another one of the meals I will make when I really don't want to cook but I still want something yummy. Frozen turkey meatballs helps it come together in a few minutes.

Shelly's Speedy Stroganoff Meatballs

1 Yellow Onion, sliced
8-10 Mushrooms, sliced
1 Tablespoon Butter
2 Tablespoons Multigrain Pancake Mix (I use this)
1 3/4 cups Beef Broth
1/2 cup Sour Cream
a few twists of Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 Tablespoon Fresh Dill, chopped
10-12 Cooked Turkey Meatballs (make your own or I cheat and use these)
Butter/Oil for sauteing

Saute onions and mushrooms till golden. Add butter and pancake mix. Cook for 1 minute. Add beef broth slowly stirring while you add. Cook till bubbles and thickened. Add remaining ingredients. Cook till warmed through. Serve with cabbage (boiled then sauteed lightly is my favorite) or sauteed spinach.

Shelly's Apple Spice Yogurt Dip

3 oz. Fage Greek Yogurt (I use 2%)
2 Tablespoons No Sugar Added Apple Butter
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Caramel Torani Syrup

Mix together till well combined. Eat as is or use as a dip for fruit or veggies. It's heaven with a crisp Rome Apple.

Hint: if you are going to be awhile before you eat your apple slices dip them in acidulated water which will buy you a few hours without browning. Acidulated water = just a fancy name for water with lemon juice or lime juice in it. 3 Tablespoons juice to 1 quart H2O.

Highlights of the Day:

* In an effort to reduce the clutter in my life. I started journaling my recipe ideas, song titles to download, cool websites, #'s of people I need to call back, crazy dreams, random thoughts and other crap that I used to have on a million post-its stuck to my desk. All those post-its drove me nuts and you can imagine what happened when the window was open on a breezy day. Ahhhh!

* Another project completed... downloaded all the pictures on my computer onto USB flash drives so if this computer ever decides to do what my last computer did and randomly explode. I won't be as sad. I'd still be sad but you know not as much ;)

* Working for $$$ today. Woot. Most days I work for compliments which is lovely but doesn't pay the light bill.

Listening to: "Billy" James Blunt


Kim H. said...

I think I must be just plain starving today - but I'd totally take you out for that box! :-) You should really think about delivering around the country! HA!

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me where I can buy sf chocolate malted milk balls. I am still loving my chocolate donuts. Shelly mentioned to top the donuts with crushed malted milk balls and that sounds so good to me. I can't find them in any of the stores here in Houston. I even looked on the internet. Help, I need my malted milk ball fix. Sugar Free of course.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

I get my SF Malted Milk Balls at Winco Supermarket (Bulk Bin) but I've seen them at The Sweet Factory (Mall Candy Store)

It's my favorite SF Donut topping :) Yum!

Hope this helps,

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Shelly. I called the Sweet Factory here and they have my sf Malted Milk Balls!

Merci' Beaucoup to you!

You are such a delight. I am sooo happy I found your web site.

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Yay! For the donut topping I put a couple in a snack size Ziploc baggie and tap them with a hammer. LOL. :)

Michelle "Shelly" said...

LOL Kim!!