Our family really likes stir fry. I’m sure that I’m like most homeschool moms who are beginning to loathe sandwiches after years of eating them. I don’t even think I can stomach another peanut butter and jelly sandwich! So I have begun to get creative with meals I can cook close to 20 minutes. After looking through our fridge, I came up with this recipe. My children even liked it and asked for seconds. I call that a successful lunch.
I started by dicing up some little potatoes, both white and red potatoes. I threw it in the skillet and let it cook for about 10 minutes. While I was waiting, I added the diced onions into the mix, along with the green pepper. Since I had some squash on hand, I diced the squash really small and threw it in the pan, too.
I added salt, pepper, and some Penzy’s 4S salt to the pan. I let it sit there for another 5 minutes or so. I kept checking the potatoes to see if they were ready. I diced my ingredients pretty small because I wanted it to cook faster.
Next up, was the sauce. I used Trader Joe’s General Tso Stir-fry Sauce. This is hands-down one of my favorite sauces to cook with. It’s not too sweet, but gives it some great flavor. I used a light coating on it because I didn’t want a lot of extra sauce. If you’re throwing this over rice or Asian noodles, then you may want to add more sauce. If you’re eating it as is, then be careful with how much sauce you add.
After letting it sit for a few minutes to let the sauce soak in, it was ready to serve. A nice hot lunch was quickly ready as the older kids read and the baby ate a few crackers. What a nice reward morning of hard work.
What do you like to cook for lunches during the day?