Thursday, August 2, 2012

My Dad's Stir Fry

Ever since I was little, my dad has made stir fry. Veggies and chicken over rice. It always sounded really simple, but I was never able to get it to taste like Dad's. Last year I asked my Dad if he would come over and teach me how to make it. It went well, but I tried it later on and something wasn't right. So, I asked Dad to teach me again this last Monday, and I made it tonight. It. Was. AWESOME!! JUST like Dad's!! I completely spaced out and failed to take pictures of things in process, but I got a picture of the end product.

Ingredients I used:
1 steamable bag of broccoli
1 steamable bag of broccoli/cauliflower {I really like the broccoli in this dish}
1 yellow zucchini
1 green zucchini
2 containers whole mushrooms {quartered - I really like the mushrooms too, Dad used one container}
1 package boneless/skinless chicken thighs {cut into bite-sized pieces}
1 can of diced tomatoes {only because I forgot to buy a tomato}
1/3 c teriyaki sauce
1/3 c soy sauce
1/3 c water {combine with teriyaki and soy sauces}

I heated oil in a pan over high heat and cooked the chicken until almost done, then added the broccoli and cauliflower {that had been steamed according to the directions on the bag} and added some of the liquids. I stirred it and let it cook for a couple of minutes with the cover on. Then I added the zucchini, more liquid, stirred and covered it again for a couple of minutes. Next I added the mushrooms and tomatoes and the rest of the liquid and - you guessed it - stirred and covered. After those two minutes I took off the cover and smelled awesomeness! I tasted a piece of broccoli {they are my favorite} and it was perfect! YUMMY!! Serve over rice.

I had the bottle of soy sauce on the table because I wasn't sure if the mixture I used was going to be flavorful enough for me, but it was! You can certainly use more or less depending on your taste.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I Love Summer!

Summer is the time for grilling! The only thing I am good at grilling are potatoes in tinfoil and s'mores. However, I am married to a grilling God! The steaks Brian made tonight were phenomenal!! They were juicy, seasoned and cooked perfectly! In fact, I told him I would like to buy a cow so we would be able to have amazing steaks like that any night we wanted!! How crazy is that?!
Doesn't this look amazing?!

Along with the steaks I made a little sauteed mixture of onion, mushroom and green beans. I seasoned them with garlic, salt and pepper. The dish was really great, but I felt it was missing something. I think next time I will try adding some balsamic and some cheese. That sounds delish!
Two pictures of the side dish!

We also had strawberries to round things out. Adelle grabbed a bunch and took off the stems. She picked them off one leaf at a time, gave them to me and said, "ishy, Mommy!"

One of the perfect summer meals!