All afternoon, at work while watching a pretty intense rainstorm, the lyrics to “Manic Monday” became “Meatless Monday”. I decided that this must mean I needed to use up some vegetables from the weekend before they became a lifeform in the bottom of the fridge.
I went through the contents of my fridge (in my head – clearly I was working sooooo hard today), and decided on fried rice. A few weeks ago, I found a recipe online for fried rice and when I tried it, it was declared a winner. Do I remember where I found it? No. Do I remember which blog I found it on? Nope. Do I remember any ingredients besides rice, vegetables, egg and soy sauce? No, nope, nada!
Ohferfoxcreek! I need to bookmark this stuff!
So, I decided to wing it. I’m not even showing you a picture….it tasted okay, not great, but not poisonous, either. I threw in some leftover rice, soy sauce, fish sauce, mushrooms, green onion, pea pods, radishes, and little bit of bok choy. I scrambled up a couple of eggs in there and promptly smothered it in Yum Yum sauce (which I made a week ago). The Mancub & Girlchild both said it was good, but I doubt their truthfulness – they humour me because I feed them.
On an aside -I if you make Yum Yum sauce and it says to let it sit overnight before using it – do so. It is much, much better after it has blended.
Anyway, as I said – dinner was okay, but certainly not awesome. The bread I made, though?! ERMAGHERD!!!!! That was phenomenal.
Try it, it is absolutely worth it. I don’t have a baking stone, so I put the dough on wax paper, heat an upside down cookie sheet, slip the dough (and paper) on to the cookie sheet and cover it with the top of a really big oval roasting pan. Works like a dream.
Here is the weather this evening! Still better than my attempt at fried rice! 🙂