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Monday, November 22, 2010

Yummy Fried Rice

I know, it is Thanksgiving week so I should be posting my favorite Turkey Day recipes.  But, I made this tonight and it was such a hit I had to share.  It is the perfect meal to prepare during this busy week because it is super easy!!  I have included the entire recipe as I found it on the internet but have made my changes in red.

  • 3 large eggs
  • vegetable cooking spray
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 t grated ginger (omitted)
  • 2 C small broccoli florets
  • 1 C shredded or matchstick carrots
  • 1/2 C sliced celery (omitted)
  • 1/2 C sliced red pepper (omitted)
  • 1 C sliced snow peas (omitted)
  • 1 yellow squash, cut in half lengthwise and sliced
  • 1/2 C vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
1. Scramble eggs.  Transfer eggs to a clean bowl and set aside.
2. Wipe skillet clean and add oil.  Heat over medium-high heat, add garlic and ginger, and cook 30 seconds.  Add broccoli, carrots, celery and red pepper and stir-fry 2 minutes.  Add snow peas and yellow squash and cook 2 minutes more.  Stir in broth and soy sauce and simmer for 3 minutes, until veggies are crisp-tender.  Stir in brown rice, green onions, and scrambled eggs.  Reduce heat to low and warm through, about 5 minutes.

Since I omitted so many of the veggies, next time I will probably add more carrots, broccoli, and squash or find other veggies to include.  I might also throw in some diced chicken breast with the garlic so it has a little more substance.  Dave isn't used to eating meals with no meat so this was a bit of a change for him!

You really need to try this rice!  I could not believe how quick and easy it was, and, better yet, my picky eater ate a bowl and a half!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Beautiful Butterflies

Saturday night after the pumpkin patch we went to a nearby trunk or treat where our church was participating. Dave and I had so much fun with out little butterflies. Ellie and Gracelyn loved being dressed up!! We only went to a few trunks because the girls don't really eat much candy. (I guess I should say we don't give them much candy to eat.) We got to see some of our friends and the girls enjoyed their first ever lollipop.

Gracelyn checking out her loot!

Both girls were so excited to see their friend Tinkerbell!

Sorry the picture is a little blurry, but I wanted you to see the pure happiness on Graceelyn's face!

Ellie is perfectly content with her lollipop.  Gracelyn kept getting tired of hers and she would want a new one.  We just asked Ellie to trade with her and she did so happily every time.  She is so sweet to share with her sister!

Butterfly G and Butterfly E on the walk back to our car.

Had to include this one of my sweet hubby!