๐Ÿฅฃ BEEF BURGANDY STEW

๐ŸงŠ Freezer Meal Prep ๐ŸงŠ – 8 servings
Last month I made a Beef Stew I really enjoyed – the horseradish and wine made all the difference.

๐Ÿ– BEEF STEW
https://amindfullmom.com/instant-pot-beef-stew

Image from A Mindful Mom

As I was looking for similar recipes to make this month, I found several that I really liked and created a Mashup recipe of all three… ๐Ÿคฃ Any of them could be delicious on their own!

๐Ÿ– BEEF BOURGUIGNON
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/the-best-instant-pot-beef-bourguignon

๐Ÿ– RED WINE BEEF ROAST
https://sweetandsavorymeals.com/instant-pot-red-wine-beef-roast

๐Ÿ– BEEF BURGUNDY
https://www.jocooks.com/ingredient/beef/instant-pot-beef-burgundy

Chuck Roast
Carrot / Peas / Mushrooms / Mixed Potatoes /
Yellow Onion / Garlic
Homemade Beef Bone Broth
https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/269284/instant-pot-beef-bone-broth
Red Wine
Tomato Paste
Garlic Powder / Onion Powder / Rosemary / Dried Chives / Salt / Pepper
Fresh Sage / Bay Leaves

Super easy – cut all veggies and the roast to the size you want. Many recipes call for you to sear the meat and precook the onion, carrot, garlic etc but I don’t. To me it doesn’t taste any different in the end.

I just put everything in the pot…

Gave it a good mix…

Set it for 25min + Natural Release and walked away…

When it was finished I added a cornstarch slurry to thicken it up, let it cool and divided into 8 servings – 6 for me and 2 for Sandy!

You can easily do this in other ways:
[Slow Cooker Version]
https://therecipecritic.com/slow-cooker-beef-bourguignon

[Stovetop Version]
https://cafedelites.com/beef-bourguignon

I am freezing it as is. I like to add a few tablespoons of yogurt or sour cream when serving and top with some fresh green onion.

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 314

๐Ÿ” CHICKEN PARMESAN BAKE

๐ŸงŠ Freezer Meal Prep ๐ŸงŠ – 6 servings
https://thrivinghomeblog.com/chicken-parmesan-casserole-recipe-an-easy-freezer-meal

This was a super easy meal to put together. Sandy wants some so I cooked the large tray for me – divided into 4 servings and the round pan for her.

Chicken Breast
Bella Mushrooms (optional)
Olive Oil / Italian Seasoning / Dried Basil

Marinara Sauce – I used Kroger jarred sauce this time but here are some recipes to make your own

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/263334/basic-marinara-for-the-instant-pot

https://amindfullmom.com/instant-pot-spaghetti-sauce

@belgioioso Fresh Mozzarella
@kikkomanusa Panko Japanese Breadcrumbs
@pvt_selection Asiago Cheese
Fresh Basil

Layer chicken/mushroom mix, sauce, mozzarella, seasoned breadcrumbs and bake or air fry at 375ยฐ for 35min.

When that was cooled, I divided and put into a tray and then vacuum sealed (Food Saver) and labeled.

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐ŸŽ CALORIES – 343

๐Ÿ• SPINACH/MUSHROOM PIZZA | ๐Ÿฆž COOKING FOR SANDY | ๐ŸงŠ CHEESY CHILI MAC

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

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๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ COOKING FOR SANDY DAY
3 days a week, I cook meals for a neighbor who had a stroke last year and has limited mobility.

We often share a meal kit or something similar and spend some time together since neither of us go out too much ๐Ÿ˜

Today is one of her days. I’m enjoying having someone to cook for again.

๐Ÿฆž STEAMED LOBSTER TAILS (Kroger had a special so we got some as a treat)
๐Ÿฅฆ STEAMED BROCCOLI

I took my baby Instant Pot down to her place and cooked them there so they didn’t get cold… Seafood does not reheat well. I was going to do mine today but didn’t feel up to it so I will have them tomorrow.

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๐Ÿ• FRESCHETTA BRICK OVEN SPINACH & MUSHROOM PIZZA
@freschetta Spinach & Portabella Mushroom Pizza (ยฝ)
I made the salad (shown) but didn’t eat it until dinner…

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 650
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐Ÿ’Š 1x GOLO Release
1x Quercetin
1x Digestive Enzyme

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Last minute change of dinner plans – I ended up just having a Cheeseburger Chili Mac frozen meal I had made a few weeks ago and my salad from lunch.

๐ŸงŠ FREEZER MEAL – CHILI MAC
@homemade Instant Pot Cheeseburger Chili Mac

๐Ÿฅฌ DINNER SALAD
@krogerco Romaine Lettuce
@wild_about_sprouts Clover & Broccoli Sprouts
@mwpolar Baby Corn
@auntnellies Baby Pickled Beets
@loreto Spanish Stuffed Olives
@misfitsmarket Organic Purple Cabbage, Carrots, Grape Tomatoes
@seapointfarms Dry Roasted Wasabi Edamame
@kensdressings Asian Sesame Dressing

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 834
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐Ÿ’Š 1x GOLO Release
1x Digestive Enzyme
1x Blood Pressure Support
1x Uric Acid Support

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๐Ÿ’ SNACKS
@floridasnatural Orange Juice

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 55
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5

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DAILY TOTALS
๐Ÿ“š TRACKING
Calorie Command in ๐Ÿฆ‹ Healthi ๐Ÿฆ‹
(previously iTrackBites)

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES: 1539
๐ŸŽฏ Daily Calorie Target: 1500
๐Ÿ“‰ Next Weigh In: 01.01.22

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

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Video Intro Song: “Good Morning” by @itslennnie

๐ŸŽฌ All the details of the days ingredients, tips, tricks, how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…

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๐Ÿฅฌ You’ll hear me mention Misfits Market all the time – they are an organic produce subscription service I have used for 3yrs now, especially during the cooler months.

Get $10 off your first order here:
https://www.misfitsmarket.com/?promo=cookwme-fn8xpr

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๐Ÿฅข Weee! Asian & Hispanic Online Grocery
Get $20 off your first order:
https://www.sayweee.com/invite_friends/landing?referral_id=7837748&t=1&lang=en

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๐Ÿ’‰ If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

More information about what is wrong as well as the resources I’m using are here:
https://fromdumpytodiva2020.wordpress.com/%f0%9f%93%9a-resources-%f0%9f%93%9a

๐Ÿœ LUOSI RICE NOODLE BOWL | ๐Ÿ„ STEAK w MAC & CHEESE

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

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๐Ÿœ LUOSI RICE NOODLE KIT
@sayweee_official Luosi Rice Noodle Kit
@krogerco Peas & Carrots
@mwpolar Bean Sprouts, Baby Corn
@simpletruth4u White Mushrooms
@farmfresh (local farm) Duck Egg (yolk only)

I definitely won’t buy that kit again. It was exceedingly spicy, like burn your face off spicy, without the chili oil pack. I tried draining the soup out, adding lime juice, adding yogurt…

But I just couldn’t eat it – OMG it was ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ!

I ate about 5 bites of noodles before I gave up so I’m going to count it as a ยฝ portion.

I had some @aidellssausage Chicken Meatballs leftover and I ate 4 of those and then will just wait for dinner…

Calories below are for what I ate (incl the Meatballs) as opposed to what is shown.

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 609
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค 2/5
๐Ÿ’Š 1x GOLO Release
1x Quercetin
1x Digestive Enzyme

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๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ COOKING FOR SANDY DAY
3 days a week, I cook meals for a neighbor who had a stroke last year and has limited mobility.

We often share a meal kit or something similar and spend some time together since neither of us go out too much ๐Ÿ˜

Today is one of her days. I’m enjoying having someone to cook for again.

We are going super simple today…
PURPLE POTATO SOUP (Made yesterday)
SPINACH & CHEESE PUPUSAS

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๐Ÿ„ STEAK, MAC & CHEESE & VEG
@krogerco Bottom Round Steak
@simpletruth4u Steak Sauce
@krogerco Peas & Carrots
@chefshamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter

๐ŸŒ€ INSTANT POT MAC & CHEESE
@foodclub Elbow Macaroni
@hoosierhill_farm White Cheddar Powder
@morningfreshfarm Shredded Mozzarella
@morningfreshfarm Half n Half
@freshfinds Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
@palermo Pink Salt / Peppercorns

4min High Pressure + Quick Release
Adapted from https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/instant-pot-mac-and-cheese-recipe/#tasty-recipes-69305

STEAK (Medium)
โ™จ๏ธ Cooked in
@hauswirtusa 42Q Air Fryer Countertop Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack
425ยฐ for 12min

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 756
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5
๐Ÿ’Š 1x GOLO Release
1x Digestive Enzyme
1x Blood Pressure Support
1x Uric Acid Support

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๐Ÿ’ SNACKS
@floridasnatural Orange Juice
@homemade Mixed Fruit Salad

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 135
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› 5/5

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DAILY TOTALS
๐Ÿ“š TRACKING
Calorie Command in ๐Ÿฆ‹ Healthi ๐Ÿฆ‹
(previously iTrackBites)

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES: 1500
๐ŸŽฏ Daily Calorie Target: 1500
๐Ÿ“‰ Next Weigh In: 01.01.22

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

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Video Intro Song: “Good Morning” by @itslennnie

๐ŸŽฌ All the details of the days ingredients, tips, tricks, how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…

———————

๐Ÿฅฌ You’ll hear me mention Misfits Market all the time – they are an organic produce subscription service I have used for 3yrs now, especially during the cooler months.

Get $10 off your first order here:
https://www.misfitsmarket.com/?promo=cookwme-fn8xpr

———————

Weee! Asian & Hispanic Online Grocery
Get $20 off your first order
https://www.sayweee.com/invite_friends/landing?referral_id=7837748&t=1&lang=en

———————

๐Ÿ’‰ If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

More information about what is wrong as well as the resources I’m using are here:

https://fromdumpytodiva2020.wordpress.com/%f0%9f%93%9a-resources-%f0%9f%93%9a

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ COOKING FOR SANDY DAY | ๐ŸŒฎ MINI PEPPER NACHOS | ๐Ÿฅ˜ CHILI MAC

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

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๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ COOKING FOR SANDY
I made Sandy several servings of everything I prepped over the last few days and took that down with her meal today.

โ–ช๏ธPork Stroganoff
โ–ช๏ธCheeseburger Chili Mac
โ–ช๏ธChicken & Dumplings
โ–ช๏ธCheese Tortellini Soup
โ–ช๏ธBeef Stew
โ–ช๏ธHard Boiled Eggs
โ–ช๏ธEgg Salad
โ–ช๏ธCucumber Salad

Last week I took her several servings each of:
โ–ช๏ธButternut Squash Soup
โ–ช๏ธPotato & Leek Soup

She is stocked for weeks… ๐Ÿคฃ

She and her family invited me to have Thanksgiving with them at her house… The weather is due to turn again on Thursday so I’m not sure how I’m going to feel, but if I am okay, I am taking some sides and hopefully having a meal with them.

She will have leftovers from that as well so she doesn’t need me for a little while.

I have started thinking about offering to plan, shop and cook for a few families next year… Maybe I can help some overworked parents or elders who just need some help…

I’m going to work on the idea through the holidays and might talk to Elder Care and my doctor to see if they know anyone local that might need or enjoy the help… Just tossing the idea around…

What do you think?

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๐ŸŒฎ MINI BELL PEPPER NACHOS
@misfitsmarket Organic Mini Bell Peppers, Beefsteak Tomato, Red Onion, Organic Refried Beans
@krogerco Avocado, Mini Cucumber, Mushrooms
@morningfreshfarms Shredded Mozzarella
@oikos @dannon Greek Yogurt

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 850
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5

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๐Ÿฅ˜ CHEESEBURGER CHILI MAC
[Meal Prepped Freezer Meal]
https://www.jocooks.com/recipes/instant-pot-chili-mac/#wprm-recipe-container-31958
@oikos @dannon Greek Yogurt

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 456
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5

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๐Ÿ SNACKS
Cheese Toast
@simpletruth4u 21 Seed Bread
@chefshamy Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter
@krogerco Pepper Jack Cheese

@russelstover Pecan Delight

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 370
๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿค 4/5

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DAILY TOTALS
๐Ÿ“š Tracking – Calorie Command in ๐Ÿฆ‹ Healthi
(previously iTrackBites)
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES: 1676
๐ŸŽฏ Daily Calorie Target: 1682
๐Ÿ“‰ Weekly Weigh In: Mondays

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

———————

Video Intro Song: “Good Morning” by @itslennnie

๐ŸŽฌ All the details of the days ingredients, tips, tricks, how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…

———————

๐Ÿฅฌ You’ll hear me mention Misfits Market all the time – they are an organic produce subscription service I have used for 3yrs now, especially during the cooler months.

Get $10 off your first order here:
https://www.misfitsmarket.com/?promo=cookwme-fn8xpr

———————

๐Ÿ’‰ If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

More information about what is wrong as well as the resources I’m using are here:

https://fromdumpytodiva2020.wordpress.com/%f0%9f%93%9a-resources-%f0%9f%93%9a