I can't believe I've never done this before. This weekend I washed and chopped a variety of vegetables and threw them into a bag to use in a stir fry on Monday night. I also had leftover rice to incorporate. But Monday's plans went awry because of more snow and I ended up cooking something else.
Yesterday I arrived home late and decided to cook the stir fry for myself. About 3 minutes later I was eating- crazy fast dinner!!!
The best news is that I still had more prepped veggies leftover, so I recreated the same thing tonight. I think I'm going to start prepping a bag full of mixed vegetables to use every week- for a quick stir fry or even to snack on. This week's bag contained yellow onions, carrots, celery, broccoli and cabbage.
This is especially nice for the nights I eat by myself and think, "hmmm... I could have hot chocolate, baguette and avocado for dinner, right?" I tend to skimp on the veggies sometimes when I'm by myself.
Here's all that I added to my stir fry tonight besides the bag of veggies and cooked rice: ginger powder, red pepper flakes, the juice of 1 orange and tamari. And somehow it was totally amazing.
Now I'm sitting back to finish my library book. I'm a serious binge reader, and I'll do nearly anything to read a mystery book cover to cover. I'm going to try to finish it tonight so I don't have to call in sick tomorrow (just kidding, coworkers!) (kind of!).