Monday, January 24, 2011
Root vegetable stir-fry and other dandy rigs
The other day I saw a recipe for a root vegetable stirfry and it blew my mind a little. I'd never thought to do that. What a wicked idea! So I set out to appropriate it. Although Bruce still claims to not like vegetables, there are certain vegetables he likes even less than others, and turnip is one of them. This root vegetable stir-fry had a ton of turnips which he didn't even notice. Carrots, beets, turnips, and parsnips sliced thinly and stir-fried with a sweet and sour sauce (mirin*, soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, ginger, sesame oil). Turnip, rest your weary battle-worn body. You have prevailed once again! Let it be known that I've always had faith in you. Bruce also hates toasted sesame oil "right up there with mushrooms and onions" and he still liked this which was great.
I decided to make cinnamon rolls out of sugar cookie dough at 1:30 in the morning. I'd been thinking about making these for months. Bruce got leftovers for breakfast. "You're dandy," he told me this morning. "Of all the rigs, you're the dandiest."
*Mirin is a sweet Japanese rice wine. Hopefully you can easily get it at Asian groceries, or I'll be screwed next time I have to buy this without a discount. It's pretty expensive from a health food store.