Sunday, January 3, 2010

Holly Tackles the Kitchen

Ok so today in the shower I was thinking of how I could use some roast beef leftovers. And since we just got groceries I knew there was all kinds of veggies in the fridge. So I thought a stir fry!

When I ran it by Dean we decided that he would teach me some things and we would do it together. Now I don’t cook, especially now that he is in school. So not only was it time spent together it was a learning excpirence for me!

So we started by getting all the ingredients together for our sauce – a Orange-Ginger sauce! We didn’t have enough orange juice but other than that it worked very well!

Next I cut everything up;

  • carrots
  • mushrooms
  • leeks
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower

Then we blanched the veggies so they weren't raw. Then we started the Jasmine Rice.

Then the fun began;



Stir – Fryin!

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And the finished project;


It was yummy, filling, and there are leftovers for tomorrow!

The rest of the day was spent working on our budget. It is sad for me to express that unless we come into some money we don't know is coming I don’t think we will get into a house by the end of the year. While its sad it won’t be much longer than that, so we will see what happens.

Tomorrow I go back to work, and the gym. Dean goes back to school Tuesday and I am so relived to have a normal routine coming back. My eats today weren't too bad, and I am feeling so in control!


  1. Mmm looks yummy!

    I can't wait to get back to routine either. I feel a great week coming on!

  2. That is such a sweet way to spend time together and looks yummy!

  3. I know just the routine of the putting the kids out the door for buses and having a few minutes peace before I have to leave for work sounds inviting tomorrow morning!!

    and supper looks yummy...I married a chef as well *S* it's great fun!