This is season of more traffic to our homes than normal. Speaking as person with very light colored living room furniture, I am constantly inspecting it after people leave. Sometimes I quickly forget about the others options that I have to protect my furniture. Furniture covers!! That’s right people, furniture covers are not just for those times you want to switch up the living-room’s appearance. Furniture covers are great way to protect your living room furniture. Now I will admit a very nice pair of furniture covers can cost a pretty penny. I have to admit though, they are totally worth the money. Furniture covers are an investment that will protect your larger investment.
Think of it this way, some of us spend quite of bit of money purchasing phone cases like the oh so popular OtterBox covers for our phones in order to protect them, why not buy furniture covers to protect your living room furniture that you paid thousands of dollars to purchase? When it comes to our living room furniture sometimes we need a little extra piece of mind, especially when children are involved. The great thing about furniture covers is that they can be removed and machine washed. Continue reading “Money Saving Monday: Protect your Investment, Buy Furniture Covers”
Previously, I posted about why I freeze rice. Today I want to share how I use the frozen rice. Fried rice from my local eatery is about $10. I want to show you how to make it in a way that will save you money, is efficient and healthy.
I save money on my rice by purchasing it from my local Sam’s warehouse in which I get 20 pounds for a little under $8 dollar, that breaks down to only about 40 cents per pound. The price of the veggies used in the recipe will vary. I change my fried rice components depending on what I crave at the time. I use about 3 cups of veggies total, this where you get to play around a bit. The variety I choose from consist of fresh broccoli, snow peas, thinly sliced carrots, onions, bell peppers, bean sprouts, green onions, garlic, zucchini and yellow squash. Frozen veggies can be used as well.
- Clean and cut veggies, this part is going to vary by preference, I like my broccoli in big chunks and like the carrots, zucchini and squash sliced thin.
- Scramble 4 eggs and set aside(Another cooked protein like cubes of tofu, chicken, or steak can be used in addition to or in place of the eggs)
- Sautee veggies in olive oil- bigger cut veggies should go in first and thinner veggies should be added a few minutes later, with the exception of green onions and bean sprouts. Add more olive oil as needed to prevent sticking.
- Add 4 cups of pre-cooked rice and sautee it until its heated through
- Season to taste- Add 2 tablespoon of soy sauce and sprinkle of black pepper. Sometimes I even add a little garlic salt and ginger powder. Salt is optional
- Add scrambled eggs.
- Add the bean sprouts and/or green onion very very last and stir
- Serve and Enjoy!!
To me baking is chemistry and you really need to follow the recipe for the most part, however main course meals can be played around with, there are no strict rules to follow. Continue reading “Fried Rice”