Stir Fry and stuff!

Well its been over a month since I last posted anything.  Partly because I have been busy in the workroom and partly because I couldn’t think of anything interesting to blog about.  Since I last posted we went skiing in Colorado at Keystone.  Weather was perfect and the snow was great.  Didn’t feel so bad about going somewhere snowy and cold because we had 14 inches here at home.

Skiing at Keystone in Colorado

  We also spent a weekend at the Farm in Buffalo, MO helping my dad repair the old barn from the wind storm and helped my sister salvage pieces of the new barn. She is going to try to sell them in a booth that she is opening up at an Antiques mart.

Repairing the old bard roof.

Ian and Grandpa repairing the barn roof.

New Barn

New Barn built-in 1904.

This is the “New”  Barn which is in pretty sad shape so before it falls down we figured we should try to salvage part of it.

Removing the barn doors

      Mark, Ian, and Dad removing the inner doors of the barn, which were actually in pretty good shape.

                                                                                                                                          Melissa even got into the action!


New Barn with Dad and Sister

Me with my Dad and sister Melissa!


Now on to the Stir Fry!  First of all I have to say that Mark loves to cook, which I really appreciate, because I do not!  One of the things he likes to cook is Stir Fry, he went out and got a real wok and has used our gas stove, that I got him for christmas one year, for the past couple of years.  But he has never really been happy how it cooks the stir fry,  apparently it doesn’t put out enough BTUs, and doesn’t cook it hot enough, like the ones in the restaurants.  Ian my 17-year-old knows this and the other day when he was helping out some friends move stuff he found a turkey fryer, and bought it for his dad for $20.  When he told his dad, Mark was ecstatic, and couldn’t wait to try it out.  So on a beautiful evening the other day they tried it out.


Preparing to Stir Fry

Everything was prepared, vegetables chopped, meat cut and marinated, and rice steam. All the seasonings were gathered and ready to go!


Cooking the meat

The chicken was cooked first.



Then the vegetables were cooked next.  Tonight we used zucchini, summer squash, red onion, baby portabellas, and snow peas.



More of the vegetables were added and the fire is good and hot.


Stir frying the vegetables

Now all the vegetables have been added.


Adding the garlic, ginger and sesame seeds and scallions

After the vegetables are cooked and removed some of the oils and seasonings are added. In goes the sesame seeds, garlic, ginger, and scallions.


Adding the steamed rice.

In goes the butter and steamed rice.

eggs and sauces

Next goes the eggs and sauces. Some of the sauces I know are Soy Sauce and Oyster sauce and a secret ingredient. (not really secret, but I just don’t know the name of it.)


stir fry sauces



Frying the rice.

Once everything is in, then the stirring begins.

Stir Fry

Lots of heat!

Everything is added back into the rice and stirred together.


Stir Fry.

Stir Fry!

And Wah Lah you have Stir Fry!  Mark and Ian proclaimed it was the best they ever had!  Next he wants to try Flank steak.

Well that is all for now, hopefully next week I will have some projects that I can share with you.  Thanks for reading!


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3 Responses to “Stir Fry and stuff!”

  1. Jann Newton Says:

    Chrystal – The stir fry looks delicious! You are one lucky woman!

  2. Chrystal Says:

    Thanks Jann!

  3. Stephanie Says:

    I know what we are having for dinner ! Stir fry looks Yummy. We have an electric stove so the turkey fryer is a great idea. Will have to get one. Thanks !

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