Tonight we made some super-delicious stir fry. I'm not sure what the end result was supposed to look like and I didn't have a recipe to follow...just kinda made it up with a friend of mine, but it turned out really well.
However--it was a lot more prep work than I prefer.
We grilled the chicken thighs (marinated in stir fry sauce), made white rice in the rice cooker, steamed broccoli, grilled asparagus and then sauteed it all together with some corn, diced celery, and a bit of stir fry sauce. I'm not sure if it is traditional stir fry...but it was good! Andrew gave it a 4.5 out of 5.0 on our rating scale, which is really great as the last few actual recipes we followed were only a 3 or 3.5. So my non-recipe recipe scored big time!
The end result - Stir fry ala Kaylen:
Did I mention how long this took to make??? It will be something we make once a month maybe, but geesh---the prep work and the dishes we made (a bowl to mix the rice and sauce in before stir-frying, the marinade container, the container to soak the asparagus, the small bowls with the celery and the cut-up chicken, the plate the chicken came in from the grill on, the pan and the steamer I used for the broccoli, the stir fry pan....come ON) were too much, but it was worth it all to get the 4.5 out of Andrew, right?
And there is a bowl and a half leftover for him to have for lunch tomorrow-PERFECT. (assuming he doesn't eat it at 1am)
Send your simple recipes my way folks...I'll be sure to give you credit if it works out well.