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