Today was “Tuck your pants into your socks day” at school.
Imagine a bunch of professionals walking around with their pants tucked into their socks as if nothing was different about the day…everyone just going about their business, but looking like they are ready for a bike ride or a flood.
We have one kid in our class who always wears his pants tucked into his socks, so today he was on trend.
Funny, I don’t think he even notices (or cares) that no one else does that, or that we think it is a bit silly to do that. Oh to be 8 again…
I rushed home after school to get tonight’s dinner ready because it is a significantly longer recipe than I usually choose. But Budget Bytes has not disappointed in the past, so I was willing to look past the extra time, knowing that this was probably going to be really tasty.
I did make a few substitutions to this recipes because I could not find all the ingredients.
First, I used ground chicken instead of ground turkey. This is only because my grocery store did not have any ground turkey when I did my weekly shop. No biggy.
Second, I used chili garlic sauce in place of sriracha. My grocery store was, again, sold out of sriracha and I could not bring myself to pay double for it at another grocery store (its the principle of the thing…) so I just used what I had in the fridge.
I started by mixing the meat, ginger, green onions, garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil together well.
Next I mixed in 2eggs and 1.5 cups of rice. (that crappy leftover brown stuff I had from last night…good way to get rid of it I hope)
I sprayed my tin foil lined baking sheet and formed the meat into a loaf-type-log-thing.
I baked it for 30 minutes
While that was baking, I mixed up the glaze.
After 30 minutes, I poured half the glaze over the meat and continued baking for 30 more minutes.
After that, I poured the rest of the glaze over and baked for another 15 minutes.
I don’t own a meat thermometer (and was NOT going to pay $15 for one at the same place the sriracha was double the price) so I just prayed the meat was cooked through after an hour and 15 minutes.
I served this with stir fry veggies and a wee bit more rice (good white stuff this time!)
The verdict- Absolutely delicious! Totally worth the time! And it made lots so we have enough for lunch tomorrow and at least 2 more meals. I think I may make paninis with the leftovers this weekend. Yum!