Hey, you!. Enjoying your break, I hope?
The Husband had two days off (Tuesday and yesterday), so I decided I would give myself a little break to be with him and Baby Girl. I did have to take care of a little work thing yesterday afternoon, but that only took about 2 hours. It’s been a while since we spent so much time together straight. Baby Girl is with one while the other works, but I can’t remember when we were all together for consecutive days. Perhaps during our last vacation in Qatar. Hmmm.
Anyways, I had many plans for us. Picnic at the park, Metz plage, Fontaines Dansantes, Walks …. but the weather failed us. It’s funny (not funny Ha-Ha), but today we’re back to working and the weather is sunny and hot. I guess Mother Nature wanted us to stay at home. Which we did. And we unexpectedly ended up spending a lot of time playing ….. Mario! Hahaha.
It’s unexpected because we’ve had our Nintendo Wii for 5 years now and we’ve probably played less than 5 times. Personally, I would rather read a good book and the Husband and Baby Girl prefer a nice afternoon in the park. So playing Mario and liking it is a bit of a surprise. And now that we’ve started, I just want to finish it! LOL.
For the past 2 weeks, I’ve been following a menu schedule that I prepare every week. I’ve noticed that a lot of the recipes were French or Continental, but when that goes on too long, my craving for Asian food pops up and just won’t go. I might be living in France now and I might be half French / half Filipino, but I’m more Filipino than French in many ways. Including my food preference. I eat rice at least once a day (sometimes 2) every day! LOL.
So after eating a couple of French dishes, it was time for something Asian –
Beef and Bell Pepper Stir-Fry.
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup water
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar / white vinegar
1 tbsp corn starch
a pinch of black pepper
500g beef strips
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 green bell pepper
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
In a dish, add the marinade ingredients and the beef strips. Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes. I usually use a ziplock bag instead of a dish, but I ran out of them.
In a wok, heat the olive oil. Add the garlic, onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper. Cook on high heat while continuously stirring.
Add the beef strips to the wok. Continue to cook on high heat.
Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Cook until the beef turns brown. I personally love it when the bell pepper is a bit crunchy, but that’s my personal taste.
Serve with white rice and sprinkle with sesame seed.