There have been a lot of holiday parties and outings recently. Suffice it to say that there are sparse ingredients in my refrigerator. Last night I went on a mission. My mission ended in pork and vegetable noodle stir fry. I figured I generally had some ingredients for a stir fry, and I watched a three minute video I Googled for some inspiration.
I hastily defrosted some pork strips that were deep in the freezer:Chopped up garlic to quickly marinate the pork strips with:Whipped up a soy sauce with brown sugar, black pepper, some vinegar, and whatever else I could find that seemed appropriate:One, two, three, let’s coat these pork strips in flour, garlic, and soy sauce. I even boiled my eggs noodles on the side like a professional. Wash and chop people, that’s how you get things done:I cooked my pork first (like an expert) then set it aside while I cooked the vegetables. I don’t have a wok but this deep pan did the trick:Threw in the pork. Now, time for the noodles:Ta-da!Let’s plate this:My fiancé ate everything. There were no leftovers or survivors.
Have faith in yourself and get creative next time you’re scavengering around the kitchen. You don’t always have to have all the ingredients of what you’re making. Substitutions and certain omissions are perfectly fine.