Howdy! How’s your week going so far? My work load has stabilized so it’s at the point where I have enough but I am not completely frazzled, and for once in my life, I am actually enjoying that. I have been taking advantage of my flexible schedule to squeeze grocery shopping and running in mid-day, and overall I have been just enjoying work and feeling good. That’s more than I can say for the two weeks prior, however, when the below beef stir fry was made.
There were a few weeks where things were absolutely go-go-go from 7 am to 10 pm. I secretly love being on the move mentally like that, but it killed my appetite and made me stop caring about food. What’s a blogger to do when cereal will suffice for dinner, but there is food that needs to be made? Make food for the man of the house, that’s what!
My mom always really hooks me up when I visit, filling my car with coolers and bags and all sorts of goodies. I found some stir fry beef, peppers, and onions in my haul, and I decided to make my husband a healthy beef stir fry that was quick to make, not interrupting my workflow and productivity.
I love dishes like this because they can be made with whatever you have. Here’s what our stir fry entailed:
1 package of stir fry beef
2 tablespoons of tomato paste
1/2 cup red wine (I used a 2006 Fitch Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alexander Valley, where I am going in just over a month, yipeeeee!)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 cups chopped bell peppers and onions
The stir fry was just a matter of chopping veggies and sautéing them with the meat in a bit of olive oil. I did want to do something flavorful, so that’s where I put on my thinking cap.
Beef and red wine love each other, do they not? And I love this Fitch Mountain Cab. I spared about a cup for hubby’s dinner.
Once the beef was cooked almost all the way, I added the garlic, tomato paste, and wine and let it all simmer. Does that make it no longer a stir fry? I don’t know if that changes the name, all I know is that it smelled a-mazing. And he loved it for dinner and lunch the next day, so my job was done.
How do you adjust your eating habits when your schedule gets crazy?