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What I Made for Dinner

What I Made for Dinner 3/27

It was one of those bad nights when you look in the fridge and there isn't a whole lot of edible going on. So I went the stir-fry route. Here's what I used:

2 onions, peeled and cut into big chunks
2 cloves of garlic
A handful or two of baby carrots cut lengthwise
Some fresh green beans with a little snap still left in them
A bag of faux chicken bits (a brand called Quorn — it's actually made of a kind of fungus! Well, they say "mycoprotein" but you know what that means — Yummy!)
A tomato cut into big chunks
A mango, peeled (badly) and cut into big chunks
A bottle of Thai peanut marinade/stir-fry sauce
Basmati rice

Here's what I didn't use:
mushrooms (too slimy)
peppers (kind of liquid)
broccoli (in an out-of-date bag and I'm scared since that whole bagged-salad business went down)
other broccoli (was that fuzz growing out of the top?)

Here's how I did it:
Threw the rice in a rice cooker
Threw everything else in a frying pan (in order as listed above) with some wok oil
Turned on the burner

Family reaction: mixed. Husband liked it very much. Daughter ate the rice and some of the "chicken" and carrots. Honestly, I was "meh" about it. I didn't like the peanut sauce. I also would have liked some mushrooms.

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