My loving husband usually gives me 7, 8, 9, occasionally a 4 or 5 on the 1-10 scale at dinner time. But RARELY do I get a 10! Yes, we have a 10-point scale. I was tired of hearing the typical male "Pretty good. Not bad. Yeah, I like it." blah-responses from him. Now he can give it one number and the conversation is over. (Unless his rating is clearly wrong!) But, hats off to my dear friend Natalie W who gave me this recipe. It's a cooking-light recipe, very tasty, makes tons, and Troy was beside himself excited. Even told me that I could have the best "white-picky-girl Chinese-specializing-in-limited-to-no-vegetables restaraunt in the city" if I wanted to. And then said "You should make this when we have people over!" Cool, cuz we DID have people over Saturday night and fed them hot dogs and (burned - shhhhh, don't tell Troy) grilled chicken. Anyway, bon appetit. I'll let you wonder if I really included the onions and broccoli (but notice that you're not seeing a picture).
Cooking Light - Beef Broccoli Lo Mein
4 cups hot cooked spaghetti (about 8 oz - use whole wheat!)
1 tsp dark sesame oil
1 tbs peanut oil
1 tbs minced peeled fresh ginger
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups chopped broccoli
1 1/2 cups vertically sliced onions
1 lb flank steak, cut (or stir-fry beef pre-cut from HyVee if you're in a hurry) - on sale now.
3 tbs low sodium soy sauce
2 tbs brown sugar
1 tbs oyster sauce
2 Heat peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
3 Add the ginger and garlic and saute 30 seconds.
4. Add broccoli and onion and saute 3 minutes.
5. Add steak and saute 5 minutes or until done.
6. Add pasta mixture, soy sauce, and remaining ingredients.
7. Cook 1 minute or until lo mein is thoroughly heated, stirring constantly.