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Easy Meals: Pad Thai

We love international cuisine n our house. We love getting to go out to eat Chinese food, Thai food, Sushi, and Korean food. But that can get expensive, especially when you are buying food for 5 or more people. Restaurants are great, but we love being able to get the restaurant style food we love at home too.

Recently we stumbled upon a great Pad Thai recipe that keeps our Thai cravings to a minimum. It is a great and simple dish to make, and it can be fed to larger groups very easily. The best part about this recipe is that you can alter it to fit your family and their tastes. My husband loves Pad Thai but cannot stand having too many beansprouts, my kids favorite part is the shrimp and most restaurants only give one to two shrimp per person, and I love all the extra veggies. So when I make it at home I can make more of what we love.

This recipe is from Seonyoung Longest, a blog written by Seonyoung that features some of the MOST amazing Asian dishes you will ever taste. She even has recipes for drinks and desserts. You will love all of the amazing videos and tutorials she uploads. It makes it so much easier to see exactly how it should be done! These are very traditional recipes and taste amazing! Be sure to check them out when you get the full recipe and tutorial for Pad Thai. You will be glad you did!

Simple dinners: Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes Skillet

We love a good steak, but since steak can be expensive it is always great to find an amazing recipe that will allow you to take a poor cut of steak and make it taste fantastic. It is a great way to stretch your dollars and still enjoy a good steak.

This skillet meal is fast, inexpensive, and delicious. Three things that truly make a great meal. This meal is so simple you can make it in a rush, which is great because most weeknights are a rush for us. I love finding meals that I can make on a Tuesday but taste like a Saturday. you know the kind. The kind of meal that tastes date-night worthy but can be made to feed your family of five? This is one of those meals.

Thank you to Eatwell101 for the amazing recipe that can be made very simply. head on over to Eatwell101 now for the full tutorial. Trust us, this is a meal that will wow any day of the week. just try not to forget to set the alarm for the next day, even though it tastes like a Saturday night meal does not mean its a Saturday night.

Winter Meals: Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen

The cold snap has hit us hard, we are trying desperately to stay warm and comfortable. Late nights at practice for the kids has left us shivering and starving and search for something warm and delicious when we come home. We all love a good ramen soup so when I stumbled upon this Thai inspired ramen recipe I knew it had to make its way in to our soup rotation.

Ramen soup is such a fun and simple way to do soup. It can be dressed up or dressed down according to the tastes in your household. We have some adventurous soup eaters in our house so I was not worried about introducing this one. If you have picky eaters and want to make this less adventurous try eliminating the red curry paste and the mushrooms.

I found this recipe at Half Baked Harvest and have fallen in love with it. It is the perfect Thai soup, not too spicy, not too adventurous, it was just right for our family. You can spice it up if you want more of a kick, but we found it to be spot on.

We even made it in the instant pot so that we didn’t have to wait too long for a spectacular meal after practice. It cooked wonderfully very quickly and we were fed and bathed and ready for bed right on time.

Be sure to check out Half Baked Harvest’s other amazing recipes when you head over for the full tutorial and recipe. You will not be disappointed.