February 16, 2010

Orlando or Vegas?!

Can I just say that the highlight of my day was watching Dr Oz and Richard Simmons "sweatin" to Hit the Road Jack? Don't judge me.

I had my follow up dr appt today. Just some blood work to check my hormone levels. Everything is looking good, now we're just waiting for the green light to start trying again :) Realistically, that will probably be May. In the meantime, we're throwing around the idea of taking a mini vaca around March or April... I'm pulling for Disney/Orlando, Matt is pulling for Vegas. I'll let you know who wins this one.

I didn't get a chance to blog about this over the weekend, because we were crazy busy with lovely company, but I wanted to document the amazing fact that 50 states had snow at the same time. Not necessarily snow that had fallen that day, but still, snow. And then, at the same time, the winter olympics just kicked off in Vancouver and they've had to bring in snow, because the city hasn't gotten any in a few days. Just bizarre. My poor friends in Maryland are sitting on 3 feet of snow with more on the way. It's cold here, but there's no snow (in Durham at least) and the sun in shining brightly. Winter is much more tolerable when it's not dark and dreary... feeling thankful for the sun.

Beef Stir Fry with Baby Bok Choy and Red Peppers
3 tsp grated fresh gingerroot (peel the rest and keep it in the freezer)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lbs flank steak cut into 1/4 inch slices
1/4 cup kraft asian toasted sesame dressing
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp hot pepper paste
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flake
1 tsp canola oil
1 red pepper sliced thin
3 baby bok choys, halved or quartered, depending on size
1/4 cup beef broth

This is a kraft.com recipe that I've altered by adding some heat to it. This is a great website for inspiration. Marinate the beef in 2 tsp ginger, 1 clove of garlic, toasted sesame dressing, soy sauce, pepper paste, and pepper flakes. Heat a skillet over medium high. Add 1 tsp canola oil, 1 tsp ginger, 1 clove of garlic, peppers, and bok choy. Stir fry for 1 minutes. Stir in the broth, cover, reduce heat to medium, and cook for 3-5 minutes, until veggies are crisp tender. Transfer veggies to a plate and cover to keep warm. Bring heat back up to med-high. Add beef to the pan and stir fry for 3-4 minutes or until meat is done. Remove from burner. Serve with white rice. As you know, my rice is doing its thing in a rice cooker out of my way. Thank you, Denise!

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