Jan 31, 2011

Bean Sprout Stir Fry

Today I was roaming the pantry for dinner possibilities when I came across the Water Chestnuts I bought last trip to HEB. I decided that I could whip up a simple and quick stir fry recipe.

Bean Sprout Stir Fry 

One can of water chestnuts - chopped 
One can of baby corn - cut in 1/4 inch pieces
Fully Cooked Medium size Shrimp - about 15 
2 Handfuls Fresh Bean Sprouts
1/4 brocoli head
1/4 cauliflower head - 
1/2 medium sized Yelow Onion - chopped
1/4 cup of soy sauce
4 tbl spns extra virgin olive oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

* Start by heating up a wok or deep frying pan w/ 2 tbl spoons of extra virgin olive oil
* Add the Chopped onion and bean sprouts when pan is hot ( they can cook longer b/c the are kind of bitter and hard)
* Drain water chestnuts and baby corn - then add to pan
* Chope the stems off the broccoli and cauliflower then tear into small pieces and add to mixture in pan.
* add your last 2 tbl spns of olive oil and mix well.
* add Salt and Pepper to taste
* lastly add the Soy sauce of your choice - La Choy is naturally gluten free!
** I used fully cooked frozen shrimp since i was in a hurry but you can grill chicken or use sausage too. its up to you! - add now.
**let fry for about 5 minutes or until the veggies are slightly tender.

You probably shouldn't add the shrimp until the end if it is already cooked. you just want to warm it up enough because if it cooks too long it gets tough.

This recipe can be changed to match your own personal preference of taste and texture but this one really hit the spot. Veggies can be swapped out or traded as you like. Have fun cookin'! 

treat yourself to something different once in a while. 

Shadia <+><

Jan 26, 2011

# 33 Complete!

This year was a great time of holidays and celebration. I have some wonderful opportunities to create lovely meals for family and friends and we decided to put our family strength to the test. 

Thanksgiving 2010 was held at the Phillips Home here in Good 'Ol Uvalde, Tx. 
We had both sides of our families present, including my dad who flew in from Missouri just for the weekend! It was beautiful. We had our Christmas Tree put up, lovely paisely table cloths and gorgeous centerpieces to add a touch of holiday charm.  

Technically we all brought different things to eat but Brent and I were loving the Hosting. We Deep-Fried the turkey and had a yummy Greek Salad and much more. We had so much leftovers from what everyone brought, we had to redistribute and send it home with family. :-) 

I know it says cook thanksgiving all by myself. But let's face it. Thats never going to happen because i love spending holidays with family. We wont probably ever be just the two of us on thanksgiving...Christmas is a Totally Different Story. Alone time. yes. 

Well i guess thats one more thing down in this roller-coaster we call life. 
Bucket List #33 Complete.

What's on your Bucket List? 
Shadia <+><

Jan 25, 2011

CrossWall Decor

CrossWall decor can seem like a simple art but everyone needs to know some basics and where to start. 

  Start with large crosses in the center and continue to work outward. 
Keep your materials similar to maintain a style/look. 

Here is my dining room CrossWall. I tend to stick with wooden and rod iron crosses. I like the rustic look that you can bring to any home with out being over the top. 

Keep in mind that you don't have to use all the crosses you own on your CrossWall. It will grow as you receive gifts and find/make them over the years. I love seeing this beautiful wall that was fun and easy to create. Have fun! 

Shadia <+><

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