The movie “Food Inc.” did a lot for the way we eat and we used to try to eat at least one meatless meal per week. And then after watching “Forks over Knives” I told the kids that we are going to try to have three meatless meals per week. Well, although this is the second week of our summer CSA, it is our first week of enacting this plan (I didn’t plan well our first week and wasted some and gave some to my SIL). Today’s experiment? Stir Fry. Before meeting my ex-wife I used to think that I was a pretty good cook — my ex-wife; incredible cook! And I used to think that corn was a vegetable… I was wrong in both cases. So, this was my first real attempt at something like this. I got the recipe from the newsletter for our CSA, it seemed easy enough – and it was!
- Bok Choy
- snow peas
- toasted sesame seeds
- a little soy sauce
- and some rice
I chopped it all up, sautéed it in a little bit of olive oil and put it all over rice. I thought it was really good! The kids ate it but weren’t super thrilled so I asked them how I could improve it the next time I make it. Their initial response was “YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE THIS AGAIN???!!” LOL. After they realized I was serious, I was really surprised by their responses. Jeremy thought that I should add some scrambled eggs to the rice — sounds good to me. And Emily said I should add “those little tiny corn on the cobs”. I was shocked! Let me tell you, my Emily 5 years ago, if she even tasted a bean, let alone tried to eat one she would gag and literally throw up at the dinner table (believe me it happened!) and now she is suggesting that I add MORE vegetables to a meal!? Rock on Em! SURPRISING to say the least!
And for the exciting part — my little minor leaguer made the All Star Team!!! This is Jeremy’s first year playing baseball and Emily’s first year playing fast pitch softball and they both are doing OUTSTANDING. I attribute it to them having a great coach from the time they were little (I was their coach for the past 6 years in regular softball – so maybe I am a little bias). Emily is the pitcher and catcher for her team and Jeremy plays pitcher and short stop. Emily likes playing but she could take it or leave it. Jeremy is a hard core sports kid through and through so when we got the notice for All Stars and he wanted to try out. In all there were three tryouts and this past Thursday was the final cut. During today’s game we got the notice that he made it!
Since Jeremy and Emily are playing in two different leagues for two different cities I am not coaching, but some how I got conned into being an assistant. This means I have little time for taking pictures of them — this is all I’ve got.
Way to go buddy!