Sunday, September 8, 2013

Garlic Fried Rice

Leftover rice…what to do? FRIED RICE! Maybe you are way ahead of me on this, but I discovered fried rice in the last few years only to lament the fact I hadn't known this easy dish before. There is always extra rice (especially if you are watching your carbs). Shamefully, I can remember many times I wasted rice.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Oyster Lettuce Wraps

At the last minute, I entered the Washington OysterFest contest. My aunt insisted I enter a main dish like she did so we could hopefully compete against each other! Truth is…I am terrified of winning because I will have to cook in front of everyone (WITH A MIC ON ME) while I cook!

OysterFest in WA is small time BIG deal. Not only are their oyster food booths, there are games, microbrews and plenty of competitions. The biggest X factor is the weather as sometimes the rain and mud can ruin the party for some. For others, the rain is just part of the oyster season.

Most of the people I know camp out close that weekend and enjoy oysters many ways among other things. My dad goes every year and has even competed in the cooking contest in the past (don’t talk to him about why he didn’t win or he will get aggressive).