Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Thanks for all the nice comments and emails. Truly warms my heart.

Randomness #1:
My son made dinner last night and it was delish! He decided Fried Rice sounded good so we made up a recipe based on what we had. He did everything - all the chopping, stirring, cooking, etc. and even washed all the dishes afterwards although he did say mid-wash, "Hey, how come when you cook dinner WE have to do the dishes but when I cook dinner, I STILL have to do the dishes." Of course, you know my answer, "Because I'm the MOM." That conversation did take place but we were just kidding with each other and I helped him do the dishes and clean the kitchen. Anyway, here is the "recipe" (all measurements are approximate):

Fried Rice

2-3 T oil
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped broccoli
1 cup cooked pork, chopped finely
2 eggs, beaten
3 cups cooked rice
soy sauce or teriyaki sauce, to taste

Heat oil over medium-high heat. Stir fry vegetables until crisp tender and starting to brown. Add pork and stir fry for a couple minutes, just to brown the edges. Add the egg and scramble it around with the vegetables and pork. Stir in rice and season as desired with soy / teriyaki sauce.

Makes 3 average size servings or 2 large ones

Randomness # 2:
I saw this Random Stripe Generator on someone else's blog. Very great tool for designing bags, sweaters, etc. Also, quite a time-waster, if you happen to be in a funk and get sucked into making designs in various colors instead of working on Christmas projects or putting laundry away. Not that I did that or anything... (By the way, there are some great looking recipes with pictures on that same blog!!)


KnittyNancy said...

Sounds like quality family time. Those opportunities are so special. They grow up so fast. I'll have to check out the Random Stripe Generator. Now that we have Ravelry, I find it to be my favorite time-waster. ;)

Janice said...

Yum! I love fried rice! How great of your son to cook AND help clean! Thanks for the link for the random stripe generator! I've already printed out 2 possibilities for bags with some colors I have in my stash! What fun!

~Tonia~ said...

Yummy. I love fried rice.

That stripe generator is addictive.

Jennifer said...

I used to use that stripe generator all the time and never clicked on home to see all of the recipes - thanks!

Allison said...

Yummmmmmmmmmm that makes me hungry! What a great son. Jack likes to help too but it isn't quite as helpful . . .

Debbie said...

Tell the son that the recipe looks delicious. Fried rice is one of L's favorites so I'm going to pass it on to her. And he's right - the cook doesn't have to do dishes!

Allegra said...

Fried Rice has become a favorite meal here in my house. You can add just about anything! I just always have to remind myself to make extra rice when I'm using my rice cooker so that I have leftover rice to fry up! Yum! Now I'm hungry for some!!