A couple of days later I knew they needed to be eaten. But in what?
I needed something quick and easy for a weeknight meal.
(as Pooh Bear says...) Think....think.....think! Oh Bother!
I asked Rabbit but he was too busy trying to fix everything.
I asked Eeyore but he just complained.
I asked Owl but I couldn't understand his explanation.
Piglet didn't want to eat cuz it was too late in the evening.
Tigger was out and about doing all things possible.
And that left Pooh to his own devises.
Thus is the Tao of Pooh.
So I got home and investigated my fridge. I pulled out some hidden crimini mushrooms (didn't even know they were there), an orange bell pepper, an onion and a zucchini. Hmm...cooked chicken....and I have plenty of rice.
Lets do Fried Rice with Chicken!!
Ok...I can do this.
Oh ya...and I had eggs. 3 was all I needed. So I got out my wok, beat those eggs, heated the wok up with a small amount of oil and lightly cooked them. Removed them from the wok and set them aside.
I wanted to leave them still a little runny so that when I added them back into the mix, they wouldn't become overly cooked.
I then cleaned out the wok (nothing smells worse than over cooked eggs stuck in the bottom of the pan).
Oh ya, while all this was going on, the rice was cooking. Sticky rice is NOT what you want. Something a little on the dryer side so you don't end up with a fried wad when you're done.
Then...I chopped up all my veggies....heated up some oil (about 2 tablespoons), and stir fried them for a few minutes until tender. Towards the end, I added a minced garlic...
Next came all the big stuff....about 2 cups or so of rice and 2 tablespoons of soy sauce. I chopped up the cooked chicken and tossed that in. Stirred it up a bit and stir fried that until the chicken was warm. Last but not least, the egg went back into the wok.
Stir it all up....chopping up the egg as you go and enjoy!
In the end, of course Pooh shared his wonderful meal with all his good friends, as I'm sure he figured they needed a break from their little quirks.
Hmm...do you think Christopher Robin will show up with dessert?