For my husband

Your dinner plan, husband

I was going to write this all out on paper but then I decided photos would so much easier to explain this. I’m going away tonight! Packing my bags and heading out! Just kidding. I am, however, going out for dinner…which cripples my lovely husband into buying pizza which we niether have the funds for right now nor can my children eat such food. So, I’m making him a step by step meal plan to feed himself and the kids a healthy, fulfilling meal at home tonight.

Pull up your sleeves, lets get in there!

Aaron … read this whole thing first. I know you. You’re going to want to know where things are before you start and then get frustrated. I love you.

First things first – pop the asparagus that I have in the water bath into the steamer (it’s all ready to go), discard the water from the water bath in the sink and set the pan aside – you don’t need either any more. Plug the steamer in and turn the dial to 20 min. You’re done with the asparagus until it’s ready to plate and eat.

Your dinner plan, husband

Now turn the front right burner on – use this pan (no photo) to melt the butter. (only use about 3 or 4 tbs)

Your dinner plan, husband

While the butter is melting (on medium heat) cut up the onions – use as much as you’d like … don’t dice them though – you’ll end up with a stir fry when all is said and done so you’ll want some substance to the onion other than taste.

Your dinner plan, husband

Throw them into the pan and start sauteing them. While that’s happening – Drain the meat I have set out to defrost – pat it dry if possible (use a clean towel and then throw in the wash asap) when they’re relatively dry throw them on top of the onions – brown. Stir ’em around, have fun.

Your dinner plan, husband

While that’s getting going you can start to fry your potatoes (if you want them…)

Your dinner plan, husband

I’d use 3 at most – wash them and cut them up … slices probably. And thin.

Add about 3 tbs butter to this pan and turn the left front burner on medium heat.

Your dinner plan, husband

Your dinner plan, husband

Fry those suckers up. Might need to add butter … you make the decision. Add salt and pepper as you see fit.

Insert the spices:

Your dinner plan, husband

Do Not Use Them All! Smell them and decide for yourself – also … it doesn’t matter how much you use, start small – you can always add when you’re tasting it.

HEY GUESS WHAT!! GOOD THING YOU’RE READING THIS FIRST BECAUSE HERE’S WHERE I TELL YOU TO PRESEASON THE BEEF BEFORE ADDING IT TO THE PAN TO BROWN. Same rules apply, don’t use them all – smell and decide. Have fun.

Continuing on with the beef: here’s where the soy sauce comes in … when the beef is browned and looking yummy throw in some soy sauce – a couple shakes. Don’t over do it, it can over take the dish.

Your dinner plan, husband

Then quickly add the Pineapple and Green Onions (in fridge).

Your dinner plan, husband

Your dinner plan, husband

This last step with the Soy Sauce, Pineapple and Green Onion should only last a couple minutes – maybe 3. You don’t want the pineapple to disintegrate. Just get it in there – stirred up and warm.

Taste Test it. Hopefully it doesn’t suck. Enjoy 🙂

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