Stir Fry – Windfall Wednesday

Photo by Darren Lewis*

Windfall Wednesday is all about celebrating giving freely, receiving gracefully and living a thankful life.

“If you get, give. If you learn, teach.”
-Maya Angelou

Recently a friend asked me if I wanted some food that was left behind at her house. Never one to turn free food down, I said yes immediately. When I saw how much food she was talking about, I was floored, it was easily a weeks worth of groceries for my family of 7. Pulling meals idea together in my head I immediately thought about stir fry.

Stir fry is one of my favorite budget meals. Stir fry is easy to make, it tastes best when made with cheap ingredients, and it’s a great way to use up leftovers.

Just about anything tastes good in a stir fry. The recipe is as follows:

-a protein (I used four boxed steaks, the kind you use for Philly sandwiches, and steam-in-the-bag soybeans. Tofu is an inexpensive option, as is skirt steak.)

-vegetables (I used frozen broccoli that I thawed, I also sauteed some onions)

-seasoning (soy sauce is a must! I also a bit of ginger, cumin, black pepper and the tiniest bit of cinnamon)

-a starch (rice is my favorite but you can also use noodles)


-Begin cooking your starch according to package directions

-Saute the veggies in a small amount of whatever oil/fat you want to use.

-Add the protein and brown

-Add seasonings

-Serve veggies/meat over starch

*Photo by Darren Lewis is used with permission


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