We have people over often and sometimes I can't find the time to plan an elaborate fancy meal for our guests (Jonas and Penny usually have something to do with that.) :)
So, when I need a quick meal, I usually make a stir-fry with whatever meat I have on hand.
This week, I had leftover pork defrosted in the fridge and a bunch of vegetables that were about to get wilty so here's what I did:
- Heat some oil or butter in a pan that will be big enough to hold all of your vegetables. Cook up the meat in a pan. Steak, chicken, pork, tofu, whatever. Get a good sear on it for better flavor.
- Transfer cooked meat to a plate.
- Add vegetables to same pan. I did broccoli, snap peas, and onions this week. Saute the veggies, adding a little water if the pan gets too dry. The veggies should be cooked til you like it; we Lockes like them on the crispy, crunchy side so I cook them for about 4-5 minutes.
- Add stir-fry sauce. I do 1/4 cup of soy sauce, 1 T sugar and 1 T rice vinegar in a little jar that I shake up to mix. So so easy.
- Dump the meat back in. Cook it all for about a minute or so.
- Take it off the heat and add some fresh basil if you have any (for whatever reason, I usually do) and squeeze a lemon over it all. Mix it up one last time...
- Eat it with some rice. Share it with friends. Sometimes, feed it to friends twice in a row (sorry Ashley!)
See? Easy-peasy, and probably pretty healthy.
Side-note: Look at my ridiculously cool shirt from the other day. I don't know where I got it (I'm thinking that I probably picked it up at an Escondido thrift store back in the day) but I found it in the closet and felt like I needed to wear mushrooms and bunnies and rick-rack. Feel free to ask me if you'd like to borrow it sometime...