When I first learned to make these, we were living in a basement, and our furniture is all really dark. So I decided that the cheapest way for me to brighten up our living room was to buy plain pillows and make pillowcases that were whatever pattern, color, and texture that I wanted. I love, love, love these envelope pillowcases … Continue reading “DIY Envelope Pillowcase [Sewing Tutorial]”
Some weeks I learn better than others that when you’re having a hard time it’s good to think of what there is to be grateful for. It’s sort of refreshing, and helps me to not be so anxious for a little while. Today I am grateful for chocolate chip cookies, good movies, good music, showers, naps, and a husband who … Continue reading “Grati-Tuesday”
(This beautiful picture is courtesy of my sister Lizzy Frame, on her way to come see me this past weekend.) Today is one of those ‘wake up too early, still not understand why I am taking college classes, and getting halfway through my yogurt and figuring out it’s a month expired’ kind of days where it’s hard to find something … Continue reading “Grati-Tuesday”
The first time I made this recipe Dallas said, “We don’t even have to eat out to get Chinese food anymore. You can just make this.” So needless to say this is one of our favorites. My favorite thing about stir fry is that you can cook it with whatever meat and vegetables you … Continue reading “Stir Fry + Sauce”
The first time I made this recipe Dallas said, “We don’t even have to eat out to get Chinese food anymore. You can just make this.” So needless to say this is one of our favorites.
My favorite thing about stir fry is that you can cook it with whatever meat and vegetables you want, and it turns out great every time! We like using asada or picada steak because it takes less time to cook (and I just love steak). We have tried it with chicken, and it’s good as well.
Before trying this sauce recipe, I almost never made stir fry. Now I make stir fry almost every week. I hope you try it out and love it as much as we do!
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. corn starch
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 cup broth (or one bouillon cube, with one cup of water)
1. Cook your meat and add seasonings desired. Add your choice of vegetables when meat is almost completely cooked. Cook together on medium heat for 5 minutes until vegetables are soft.
2. In a separate sauce pan, before turning on the heat, add corn starch, sugar, soy sauce, and broth to the pan and mix well. Turn heat to medium and stir constantly. At first the sauce will be a light brown color and very liquidy. After about 3-5 minutes it should start to thicken and turn a dark brown color. (See pictures above)
3. Pour sauce over meat and vegetables, serve with rice, and enjoy!
This is even good for leftovers! The sauce doesn’t separate at all, so if we have leftovers I just make more rice the next day and heat the sauce, meat, and vegetables up in the microwave for a couple minutes.
If we’re being honest, I am crazy for taking three studio classes (after I already graduated) for “fun”. I know this Grati-Tuesday is totally late, but I can’t bring myself to skip it. Today, I am grateful for Grati-Tuesday. I know there are only a few who actually read these, and to those people – You are rock stars. Grati-Tuesday … Continue reading “Grati-Tuesday”
Fabric: Wool fabric from Joann Dallas and I were shopping a few weeks ago and I found the cutest poncho at Ross, but when I picked it up to look at it, all I could think was, “I can totally make this!” Then, when I found this perfect fabric at Joann’s, project poncho was go. I found a couple different … Continue reading “DIY Poncho + Kimono [Sewing Tutorial]”
Today I am grateful to be able to talk to my mom on the phone every day. That’s probably a little crazy to some people, and others would avoid having to talk to their mom every day, but I’ve made it a thing to call my mom everyday on the phone. Last year we were both having a hard time, … Continue reading “Grati-Tuesday”