Monday, August 19, 2013

Like Korean Beef

We have been back from vacation for a week now.

I need to go to the grocery store.

We had empty cabinets before vacation;

that's because we had been in NYC for 12 days!

When we returned from NYC, I didn't go to the store because we were leaving for vacation in just 10 days!

Why go buy stuff, right?

I'm not even making this up!

I haven't been to the store since July 2.

We've been living on weird stuff out of the freezer!

It's allowed me to be creative!

I think that's good!

But now, the grocery list is SO extensive, that I don't want to go to the store!

I'm going to have to push that mess up and down the aisles,

lug it onto the conveyor belt to check out,

lug it back into the basket,

to lug it into the back of my car,

to lug it into the house,

then to put it all up. . .

only to later stand in front of the refrigerator that afternoon and wonder, "what's for dinner?"

No!  That doesn't sound fun today!

I'm avoiding it at any cost right now, because guess what?

We leave to go out of town tomorrow!


I'll wait until next week to grocery shop!

Until then, here's a recipe I found on 2 or 8 sites!  I honestly don't remember which one I found it on first, but it's on Pinterest too!

I made a very minor adjustment:  added fish sauce and omitted the ginger  . . .because guess why?

I don't HAVE any!

I'd make this again!

I served it with the egg rolls I had in the freezer!

Easy Korean Beef

1 pound lean ground beef
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
 /2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1/2 - 1 teaspoon crushed red peppers (to desired spiciness)
1 tsp. fish sauce (optional)
1 bunch green onions, diced
white rice, cooked

 Heat a large skillet over medium heat and brown hamburger with garlic in the sesame oil.

Drain the fat and add brown sugar, soy sauce, ginger, pepper, crushed red pepper, and fish sauce. Simmer for a few minutes to blend the flavors.

Serve over steamed rice and top with green onions.

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