It's time for Monday Made-it with Tara!
1. Mongolian Beef
adapted from www.dukanitout.com
11/4 lb sirloin steak, cut in 1/4 inch strips against the grain
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water, divided
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 scallions, chopped
red pepper to taste
Spray a pan with cooking spray. On medium high heat, add the garlic and ginger, after 30 seconds add the soy sauce and water. Swirl around pan, add brown sugar. Cook over medium high heat for 3 minutes, then on low heat until sauce has thickened a little. Remove to a separate bowl. While sauce is thickening, shake meat and cornstarch in plastic bag- let set on counter for 5 minutes. In same pan as sauce, set heat to medium high and brown meat on all sides- if it sticks, it's ok! Add 1/4 cup of water to meat in pan, let bubble and reduce. Add soy sauce mixture, toss with meat and scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of pan. Add scallions and red pepper flakes, serve.
2. Creme Brulee
We used Ina's recipe...check it out here! The brulee was an experiment in and of itself. It was delicious, but each pot took about 5 minutes to brulee and it's definitely supposed to be faster. We found out later that we were putting gas in the torch the wrong way, so we will have to try it again sometime. Poor us!
State testing was a few weeks ago, and I needed something unique and fun, so I made these:
A few weeks ago we went to Florida for the weekend, and I wanted a cross-body bag to travel with. So last-minute me went to Marshall's the night before our flight.
Oh yeah, I did that. I was so proud of myself I wore that bag for two weeks after our trip just to show it off!
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