Easy Clean Stir Fry + West Virginia Weekend Recap

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ok so PSA: frozen vegetable medlies make life so much easier. By life I mean cooking dinner but easy dinner = easier life. This is the stir fry I made last week - it made about 4 servings but we managed to finish it in one meal oops.

Servings: 3-4
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30


  • 2 lbs chicken, cubed
  • 1 bag of frozen stir fry vegetable medley (I found mine at Wal-Mart)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 cups rice, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil (this is to add flavor, if you don't have it you can swap it out for olive oil or whatever you do have)
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt, 2 teaspoons pepper
Season the chicken cubes evenly with the salt and pepper. Heat a large frying pan, add the sesame oil and chicken chunks and cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly. Cook the chicken for about 15 minutes or until the cubes are mostly cooked.

Add the bag of frozen veggies, the chopped onion and the garlic to the frying pan and cook for another 15 minutes, or until the veggies are soft.

Add the rice, add the soy sauce. Stir them all together. Eat your heart out.

PSA #2: If you live in the DC area, West Virginia is the perfect (affordable) weekend getaway. I mean look:

I swear the air was so fresh and clean and everything around us was beautiful!

How cute is the "downtown" street we stayed on? We didn't want to go all-out wilderness survival so we rented a cottage I found on VRBO- $90/night and both dogs were allowed. It was perfect.

Andi hurt her paw pad so had to wear this boot all weekend...

"downtown" had a bar/restaurant where we drank some local beer. This restaurant also served Italian, Mexican, sea food, sandwiches, sold powerball tickets, and had slots. One stop shop.

"Everything the light touches shall be your's..."


  1. Beautiful! Where in WVA did you visit? That is a great idea.

  2. Stir fy! Mmmmm my favorite!

    Looks like you guys had a good weekend! Puppies!!!!!!!!!! So adorable!

  3. Looks like a fun getaway! And stir fry... yes!!! I need to stock up on the frozen veg. You are so right about that!!!

  4. Seriously, my mouth is watering over that dish!! Ahh I love that ya'll had fun!! I've never been but need to add that to my bucket list :)

  5. It looks gorgeous there and stir fry is such a great go to meal. Thanks for sharing this recipe, it is nice to have a variety to choose.

  6. What a great little weekend getaway! I love it! And the picture of the pups snuggling - TOO CUTE!

    I giggled at "One stop shop".

    And - oh man - frozen veggies - COMPLETE WIN in my book!

  7. Oh poor Andi :(
    This recipe looks amazing by the by. I'm not a fan of soy sauce so I'm always looking for another sauce to use but haven't found one I love yet.

  8. awww poor puppy - but at least she was still able to come and have some fun!! Looks like you had a great weekend!!

  9. aw poor pup! we went to a wedding in charleston this summer and the drive was beautiful! and frozen veggies are the jam for stir-fry!

  10. That last picture of the dogs sleeping is sooooo cute! It's so awesome that you found a place you could stay and bring the dogs.

  11. That stir fry sounds so good! Looks like a nice weekend away. I could use one!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  12. Looks like a great weekend! And I always love me some cuddling pibble pictures :)

  13. That stirfry looks really good!!!

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