Sometimes, the last thing I want to do is cook dinner.
The reasons are varied….
There are days I’m just too damn tired to even THINK about what to cook.
Other times I’m not prepared. Or, what I do have prepped just doesn’t excite me.
Often, I just don’t want to deal with a pile of dishes at the end.
The cooking part can be fun. The cleaning up part can totally suck the fun right out of you.
Can you relate, *|FNAME|*?
I love to cook. Don’t get me wrong.
But, in the hectic of day to day work, house chores, yard maintenance, chicken care, errands and everything else I’m ok with being a lazy cook and making it as easy as possible on myself.
I recently discovered Oven Stir Fry which totally rocked my world and spoke immediately to my lazy cooking ways.
1 cutting board
1 wooden spoon
1 small bowl
2 bowls and 2 forks (If Mister Wes and I don’t eat directly out of the pan. It’s happened.)Plus, aside from cutting veggies and mixing some sauce it’s pretty much hands off. Throw all the goods in to a deep pan, stir, bake, eat.Oh, and there’s leftovers.Winner, winner, stir fry dinner!
Ingredients (This is what I had on hand. Adjust as needed)
1/4 cup tamari
drizzle of toasted sesame oil
splash of hot sauce
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Throw all your ingredients into a deep sided pan. I use a lasagna pan.
- Make your sauce in a small bowl by whisking together all the ingredients. Give it a taste and adjust as needed. If it’s too salty add some water. But, remember you want it to be pretty strong. Once it gets mixed throughout your veggies and meat the taste will become less strong.
- Toss your veggies and meat with the sauce. Cover your pan with foil or a lid and put into the oven.
- Bake for about 30 minutes and then check to see if your meat is done. I would suggest giving it all a toss about halfway through. If the meat is not done through, put it back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes. If you want to brown the tops of the veggies a bit you can remove the foil or lid for the final 5 minutes of cooking.
- Top with toasted almonds and serve over rice, noodles or my favorite…..boiled cabbage for a grain free options. Seriously, it’s delicious!
Recipe adapted from The Yummy Life
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