Okay, I have had several people ask about my fried rice and stir fry recipe, which I posted in my comment section, but I have decided to actually post the recipe in case someone didn't find it in the comments.
I always cook the rice the night before. For me, this seems to be key. So whenever I am cooking dinner, I just add a pot of rice to the preparation, and then I transport it into a sealed container and stick it in the fridge.
The following night, I put a little extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) into the skillet and I dump the rice in. Then I push the rice aside and add one beaten egg that I just cook along with the rice. I also add a pack of fried rice seasoning that I buy in the asian section of the grocery store. I buy the cheapest brand. I also sometimes add a little bit of soy sauce. In the meantime, in another skillet I add more EVOO and add frozen broccoli, onions, and peppers. I used to use a frozen asian mix of vegetables, but I am allergic to the peas, so no more. I add a packet of stir fry seasoning and soy sauce to the vegetables, and I cook until they are as tender as we want them. I cook the rice until it is slightly crispy. Then I serve the vegetables on top of the rice. It is very good and very easy. We use whole grain rice, and it tastes as good as white to me.
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As for other Tuesday thoughts--It was in the 60s this morning. The 60s. Things like the weather turning cooler during the week that Ada and I are stuck at home reminds me that God is personal and he cares about my daily stuff. Ada and I desperately need to be able to get outside this week, and I hate taking her out in the heat. The highs this week are in the upper 70s. Upper 70s!!!! Thank you, Lord for the little details. The little ways that you meet my needs. We already went on a walk/jog this morning, and, who knows, we might go for a second one this afternoon.
We made it through one day at home, and it wasn't terrible. Today's task is to get the master bed and bath clean, so there is a whole list of things to occupy my time. Things are looking up. We can do this--no problem.
p.s. We had the taco bake last night, and it was a huge hit. You should try it. Super easy, fairly cheap, and so good.