Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sunday Recipe Wrap Up Link Party

I found this new blog called Cookie Dough and Ovenmitt and they have a neat link up for Sunday Recipes. I really like to cook and try new recipes. In fact my blog has a ton of recipes and some of which are tried and true pinterest recipes. So here is my link up!

Sundays are perfect days for me to share recipes because I just had a whole week of meal making. I usually write out my grocery list on Wednesday or Thursday night, which usually includes checking out my recipes I pinned on Pinterest. I REALLY like Pinterest BUT seriously time management is key. So, I usually pick six to seven recipes and click on the link to get to the blog, and then narrow it down to a couple new recipes I want to try. Then I print out the recipe so I can get off of the computer or my phone before its two hours later and I'm pinning new stuff! I also like to print the recipes because I can always have the paper copy for reference and once again less screen time for my precious eyes!

This special Sunday I'm going to share this awesome recipes I found on Pinterest that is so EASY and CHEAP and did I say easy. I have been making this every week for while and I decided to give it a break so I didn't wear it out but its absolutely delish!



{Adapted from GIMME SOME OVEN, check out this blog for original recipe}



  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (if making gluten-free, be sure to use GF soy sauce)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth (or chicken/beef broth, or water)
  • 3 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly-ground black pepper


  • 1 lb. thinly sliced flank steak or sirloin, cut diagonally across the grain into thin strips
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 16 ounces baby portobello or button mushrooms, halved
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced



Add all marinade ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine. Pour marinade into a large bowl or ziplock bag, then add in the steak and gently toss to combine. Cover/seal and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.


Once steak has marinated, heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Remove steak from marinade with a slotted spoon, reserving the marinade, and add to saute pan with garlic. Saute for about 2-3 minutes until browned, stirring occasionally. Remove steak with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add mushrooms, kale, and reserved marinade to saute pan, and stir to combine. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until the kale is wilted, the sauce has thickened, and the mushrooms have cooked, stirring regularly so that sauce does not burn. Add in the steak, and toss to combine.
Serve immediately over rice or quinoa, garnished with chopped green onions.

This is a tried and true pinterest recipe from Gimme Some Oven. It turned out wonderfully and was as easy as she said. I would add this to your recipe list. I added a printable recipe link for easy printout.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thoughts for Thursday

Is it Thursday already!? Good!! I'm happy for it to be here so quickly this lovely week, that means tomorrow my hubby has a day off and we are going on a mini vacation. Can't wait to drive away from our little abode and just take some time off. I never realized until recently how needed vacations or time away is. It refreshes you and you helps you to actually miss the routine of home. This may not be true for everyone but I think most stay at home moms can relate. When the weekend comes we want out of the house but since our husbands have been working and out all week, they just wanna be in. Serious dilemmas here, but hopefully we eventually find a common compromise.

My thoughts today are cleaning my house, packing up our bags, and getting outside for a good part of the day. I honestly love to clean my home. What I don't like is that it barely stays clean for 15 minutes.

This last week I've really been pushing myself to get exercise. I'm still having a hard time getting out of winter hibernation even though its summer. I was running in the fall and as it got cold I just used the elliptical but then I stopped and I haven't been consistent since. I also feel like I exercise all day by keeping up with three boys and at the end of the day I'm pooped. When we ride bikes as a family and get active when my husband is home on the weekends it so much more fun and easy. This week I have went running and I took the kids for a bike ride yesterday. They had a blast and it was great exercise since I was pulling the two younger ones.

Lastly for this thoughts for Thursday, I want to share my gratitude for my husband. He works so hard all week for our family and long hours. I couldn't imagine being away from home so much. Lately I've been trying to really walk in his shoes and think how he must feel after a long day of working. I expect him to be super husband and dad BUT the reality is he gets tired too. It doesn't mean I will lower my expectations, but it does mean that I will try make my expectations more realistic.

This post was a link up with Thoughts for Thursdays from the Home of Malones and East Coast Chic. That's it for now! See ya!

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