Beef Stir Fry

I feel like stir fry might be every parents perfectly easy, healthy, filling go to meal on a busy night. I know I make it when I’ve run out of ideas on what to make for dinner.

Stir fry is not an actual dish however, it is actually a cooking techniques used. Developed in China stir frying was used to cooking foods in a wok with very hot oil. Essentially deep frying with out the batter and the “deep” part lol!

Stir fry is super versatile too because the ingredient lists can include just about anything. A few of my favorite stir fry ingredients are onions, bell peppers, water chestnuts, baby corn, pea pods, zucchini, and carrots. So many great ways to change up the recipe!

Tonite I was tired and I wanted something quick so I opted for a beef Stir fry, my recipe for tonight’s version is listed below. What do you enjoy in your stir fry? I’d love to know!

2Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1.5lbs stir fry beef marinated, I used Lowery’s marinade it’s great if you want to skip the homemade sauce part

2Tbsp of marinade

1 onion rough chopped
3bell peppers sliced

1 c. Shredded carrot

2 md zucchini sliced thin

2 pkgs of Uncle Ben’s precooked Jasmine rice

1/4 c shredded mozzarella

In a large saute pan or wok, heat the oil, add the marinated beef cook through about 5min on med high heat, add veggies and additional 2Tbsp of marinade cook until veggies are crisp tender. Meanwhile microwave the rice. Pour rice on to serving platter and top with beef mixture, add a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese. Serve hot! Enjoy!

Kitchen gadgets for days!

Ok so it’s been awhile…sorry ’bout that…but Spring is near and planning and purchasing at the garden center is ramping up and this girl has been insanely busy. I’ll try to do better…

Anyway, I’ve been busy but not so busy that I didn’t have time to purchase a ton of pampered chef stuff recently. Has this ever happened to you? I had two of my friends host parties in the last 5 weeks. Online parties at that! I shopped I ordered and now I remember why I love this stuff.

Let’s rewind…a million years ago when my husband and I first got married, I decided to become a pampered chef consultant. And I LOVED it! It was a way to make my favorite hobby, cooking and baking, into a decent little side hustle. Once my school schedule became a little more intense I stopped doing pampered chef, but I still to this day have so many items from my original consultants kit that work perfectly and still look new! It’s amazing!

I have favorites like the spatulas and scrapers, knives, and of course bakeware and stones! I even have a few unnecessary gadgets like the egg slicer, corn butterer (not my fave), garlic press (awesome), and even an awesome little zester thingy that I use a lot more than I thought I would!

One more item I can’t live without the pampered chef dill seasoning mix. It’s freaking amazing! Seriously I use it all the time…come to think of it I should have probably ordered two of those this time lol.

Do you have pampered chef? What are your faves?

PS if you’re a consultant awesome…but I am not interested in joining lol, I’ll just enjoy my shopping experiences thanks!