Fried Rice

January 13, 2011

Recently I’ve added Fried Rice into our supper rotation. It is absolutely delicious. I don’t know why I didn’t try this years ago. It’s so easy and flavorful with a fantastic texture. Start with cold rice (leftovers from the night before). Saute a cup of mixed frozen veg (thawed in the fridge) and garlic in a Tbl of Veg or Canola oil for a few minutes. Add the rice and a generous¬†drizzle of soy sauce and a splash of rice wine vinegar. I also add a teeny tiny bit of spicy chili sauce (totally optional). Start with a little bit of soy sauce and add more to taste. I pair it with natural baked veg spring rolls. I also steam broccoli and throw it on top because we LOVE broccoli! This is just SO good and easy.

Stay safe and warm in this winter weather.

 

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Testing for NO-Turkey day!

November 24, 2010

Today I am cleaning the kitchen and prepping for tomorrow. This will be the first Thanksgiving that Trent and I are away from our family and friends. In the past the day was bittersweet. Food and family is always wonderful but it can be quite exhausting traveling between parties on a full stomach while trying to give everyone equal time and attention. Although we will really miss everyone we are excited to have tomorrow to ourselves with no time lines. I have set out to make an ambitious menu for two. I want to feel the warmth and comfort of our old home in our new home. Tomorrow is devoted to my husband and our marriage. It will be a day to celebrate us. I am so thankful for his love and support and I want to spend the day reminding him.

For lunch I made a mini broccoli casserole with the excuse that I needed to ‘test’ the recipe for tomorrow. The truth is that this casserole is one of my all time favorite dishes and I really couldn’t wait until tomorrow to make it! This is a simple concoction that my family, especially my sister, has mastered. Frozen broccoli, cheddar cheese, butter, salt, pepper, and a crumbled cracker crust. Absolutely delicious!

I’ll be back soon with more details of our Thanksgiving. I hope your day is filled with good food and great company!