Happy Thursday!! Friday is just around the corner 🙂 I am excited for tomorrow as we are surprising Shelby with a trip to the movies to see Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 … Shelby has been awaiting the release and we are going to opening night at our favorite theater (one that serves food and drinks of the adult form). Now I just have to keep the secret which I have never been very good at doing when I am trying to surprise someone.
Yesterday I put some chicken in the crockpot with the hopes of making some yummy buffalo chicken tacos for dinner … however something just did not look right with the chicken after it cooked. I am not totally sure why but there was a pinkish film and I decided not to risk it! So … I had to make something on the fly for dinner.
Off to the pantry I went. I had a bag of vermicelli that had been sitting in there for quite some time. I thought of a recipe I saw awhile back for pineapple fried rice … an idea for dinner was born! Pineapple Veggie Vermicelli!
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1/2 cup frozen corn
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- 1 package cooked vermicelli
- 2 cups diced pineapple
- 1/2 cup diced ham
- In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, garlic powder, ginger powder and white pepper; set aside.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add onion to the skillet, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in corn and peas, and cook, stirring constantly, until vegetables are tender, about 3-4 minutes.
- Stir in vermicelli, pineapple, ham, and soy sauce mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through, about 2 minutes.
- Eat up!
This meal was super easy and super quick to throw together and get on the table. It really was better (and much healthier) than the take out I was thinking of ordering when my dinner plans fell through 🙂
Hope you have a wonderful and productive Thursday!
How often do you come up with a dinner idea on the fly? Any go to meals that you always have on stand-by?