Mongolian Beef + Weekly Menu


I, Nicole Morrissey, have a problem. I buy too many cookbooks. I am OBSESSED with cookbooks.

With the holidays come a lot of gatherings and get-togethers. Just for work, my peers and I are having a happy hour that includes a grab bag, plus the Nutrition Services department is putting together a basket for the Holiday Party’s silent auction. I tend to excel in purchasing when given the instructions to “purchase something you would love to receive.” Taking the guess work out shopping makes it so much more enjoyable.

Of course this translated into buying those things…plus 3 cookbooks. How can you turn down Williams Sonoma and Cooking Light cookbooks for under $10!? Yeah…you can’t. Merry (early) Christmas to me.


Even still, I left TJ Maxx and several other stores quite a bit money later…with a whole lot accomplished. Luckily. I even found a few things for my brother and my sister-in-law for Christmas. Love it.

I also may have found a cardigan…or 3 for myself (I may also have a cardigan obsession…), plus another really cute work top-blazer thing. I’m such a sucker for black and white.

Now that the cookbook is submitted (and is at a reduced pre-sale price on Amazon!), I feel like life is back to “normal”…as normal as working 50-55 hours a week can be, anyways. Weekends are spent making chili for the chili contest and watching football, while the weeks can resume meal planning. Sadly, several nights a week are committed to work…for now, but I’m still glad to resume a normal schedule that includes making a dent into the ever-growing list of must-make recipes I keep adding to.


Cooking Light’s issue from last month has continued to make the weekly menu for a month straight and this meal was no disappointment. In fact, it was stellar. I was able to prep all the ingredients before playing hockey and when I got home, this meal was ready in 15 minutes from start to finish (probably 20-25 if you don’t pre-prep).

I opted for flank steak as the serloin was outrageously priced and I have no regrets there. The beef was tender and packed with flavor. Mr. Prevention was a bit skeptical thinking that this couldn’t possibly compare to take-out…but it did.  5-star meal for sure…enjoy!


Weekly Menu: November 11th – 16th

Baking for a bake sale at work next week…my kind of Sunday! I love, love, love this weekend! So needed!

Be well,


  1. Mongolian beef is one of Tony’s favorites – as soon as I leave this comment, I am going to pin this. :D

    Hooray for lasagna soup!! I hope I haven’t hyped it up too much. :D

    Enjoy your Sunday!

  2. WOW-that looks SO amazing and delicious! Can’t wait to try this!

  3. I have done SO well at not buying cookbooks this year, but my cookbook bookshelf is still overflowing.

  4. This dish looks fabulous!
    I am impressed that you have already done a bit of Christmas shopping!! I need to get on it now so I don’t get overwhelmed.

  5. You can never have too many cardigans. That’s my motto.

  6. I made this when it showed up on your menu and we loved it. As recommended by many of the commenters, I doubled the sauce and added some vegetables and it was great. Definitely a keeper.


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