That’s right– the CHA CHA stir fry. When I used to live at home ( that sounds really weird to say, I feel kind of old) this was the meal my mom would always make for Jake and me and I loved it. Now there’s three ways to do this: 1 you go in the frozen food section of the grocery store and buy a bag of stir fry veggies, 2: you get fresh veggies, 3: you do a combo. I do a combo. The frozen veggies I bought came with broccoli, carrots, coli flower, green beans, and bamboo shoots (or water chestnuts, same thing?) Then I cut up red peppers, squash, zucchini, and onions. I threw all of this into my big ‘ole deep-frying pan with olive oil. In a separate pan I cooked up some chicken for about 5 minutes, then put it in with the veggies, poured teriyaki sauce on top, and then covered the pan to simmer.
Meanwhile I had my rice cooking and I started to cut the melon. I’m obsessed with watermelon in the summertime and can’t get enough. The only thing that sucks about watermelons are when you live in a 6 floor walk up…no elevator. I was in the check out line at the grocery store and saw that the watermelons were on major sale so I got excited, grabbed one, checked out feeling a great sense of accomplishment, and then realized how freakin heavy my bags were. Once I got to the 3rd floor I thought about taking a break (or breaking down in a tantrum) but I pushed through and continued on.
Then I made a susu salad which is always clutch to a good meal and so simple:
Tomato, Avocado, mozzarella, and balsamic dressing!
And wah-la! Delicous, easy, qucik meal- THANKS MAMA!