Homemade stew

Pressure Cooker Stew

Ever have those days were you forget to take something out for supper?

Today’s last minute supper idea was pressure cooker stew made with frozen stew beef with cheese biscuits!

That’s right you make up a broth, add some garlic, onions and throw in the frozen stew meat. Then cook for 25 minutes and use a natural release.

Then you add the potatoes and carrots and cook for 4 minutes. Quick release

Add your cornstarch and water mixture and bring to a boil with the lid off. Follow up with the addition of the peas and carrots.

Voila! You have a tasty stew with the most tender stew beef😊

You can find the whole Lazy Day Beef Stew by Ruth McCusker recipe here.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps :)

Looking for something a little bit different? Since the start of the new year, we’ve been talking more about the food we eat as a family and just how many carbs we eat in a day. Just last week the new Canada food guide was released with healthy updates and suggestions.

So in a move to try out some different types of food, I’ve been looking for some new recipes. It turns out Facebook is quite helpful for sharing yummy new recipes and it wasn’t long ago that I came across Averie Cooks’ Copycat Recipe for P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

Fast forward to a Sunday afternoon wonder about what to make for supper (or do you say dinner)? And I remembered the lettuce wrap recipe. So off I went to the local Co-oP grocery store to pick up what we needed. The recipe was easy to follow and it turned out quite good. Now I’m not sure how our version compares to the original restaurant version, but they were very tasty. Husband approved and almost daughter approved…. neither one really liked the water chestnuts and one wasn’t really in favour of wrapping her food in a leaf of lettuce. LOL.

Here’s the link to Averie Cooks’ online recipe – P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps {Copycat Recipe}.

My only change was to use 1 tsp of Asian Chili Garlic Sauce instead of 1tbsp – that was spicy enough for me 🙂 I also served this with Basmati rice because my daughter likes the option and it helped turn down the heat a bit for me:) (yes I’m not a fan of spicy food).

If you are like me and want to see the recipe use this link. Straight to the recipe.

Hope you enjoy 🙂