Friday, January 21, 2011

Serving each other.. Moo Goo Gai Pan

I want my boys to love each other.  I want them to be the best of buddies, the best of friends as they grow older.  I want to build into them the desire to serve each other.  We started with dinner.  Each night, my Big Boy gives dinner to the Little Guy.  And Little Guy brings Big Boys drink into him.  (I don't trust him with the plate!!)  It's the little things like that I hope will encourage them to continue to serve each other as they grow up. 

Tonight we were serving each other Moo Goo Gai Pan.  It's a recipe that I found in the Weight Watchers Take out Tonight cookbook, and then, of course... tweaked.

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thigh or breast- cut in 1 inch pieces
2 TBSP cornstartch
1/2 c chicken broth
2 TBSP soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil  (I love this stuff! It smells amazing.)
2 tsp canola oil
1 tsp ground ginger or 1 TSBP minced peeled fresh ginger
1 small package fresh mushrooms
1/4 lb fresh snow peas
1 green pepper seeded
1/4 c onion

This is one meal where I prep everything first.  It moves really fast and it helps to have it all done.

Combine the chicken and 1 TBSP cornstarch.  Set aside.

Combine the remaining 1 Tbsp cornstarch, broth, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Set aside.

Thinly slice the onion, green pepper and mushrooms.  Set aside.

Heat a non-stick wok or deep skillet over medium high heat until a drop of water sizzles.  Swirl in the canola oil, and add the chicken and onions.  Stir fry until the chicken is slightly brown, 2-3 minutes.  It does not have to be cooked through at this point.

Add the ginger until fragrant, 30 seconds.

Add mushrooms, snow peas and green pepper.   Stir fry for 3 minutes. 

Add soy sauce mixture and cook until the mixture boils and thickens.  Stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes.

(Somehow I missed a picture of this step!)

Serve each other.  And enjoy!


  1. this recipe looks yummy and easy. Thanks for showing your steps. love the pic of one of my favorite little guys <3