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Easy Asian

I’m just ducking in with a quick dinner idea for you. My throat is killing me and Mom left yesterday, please lower your flags to half-staff and mourn with me. I have the best mom in the whole world. We had so much fun living life together. I’m sad, but not THAT sad, because she’s coming back for 10 days in May, I can’t wait.

The bathrooms are looking good and I hope to show them to you soon… but for now… how ’bout a quick dinner idea. Are pictures ok?

You’ll need a little of this:

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And a little of that:

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And some of this {minus the frozen sauce packet} or you could go buy carrots, red peppers, edamame, baby corn, celery, onion, water chesnuts and mushrooms. Then you could clean them and chop them… or you could just buy them all frozen and ready to go! :

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Oh, and if you like meat, some of this too {cooked chicken, pork, or beef}:


Mix it all together after each has cooked and you’ll get this:

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I used 3 chicken breasts, about 1/2 the bag of vegetables, about 1/2 the bottle of Stir-Fry Sauce and 1/2 a box of each type of spagetti {whole wheat and regular}.

I got all the ingredients from Walmart and while I was there I bought this too:


See you soon with bathroom pictures….

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  • Sarah's Fab Day
    April 9, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I have such a love/hate relationship with Walmart. I hate feeling like I’m putting small businesses out of business but I love their prices. Their food prices are often a dollar less for items than at the grocery store. When you’re buying groceries those dollars add up.

  • J
    April 9, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    LOVE your shirt!

  • erika
    April 9, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    love your shirt! thanks for buying me one too.
    that stir fry sounds yummmmy! it’d also be really good over Jasmine rice, I know you like making your own, but that Uncle Bens Ready Rice in the pouch 90 secs in the microwave- YUMMY!!!!
    love you!

  • Maggie Dickinson
    April 9, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Love your shirt! Dinner looks yummy too.

  • Beck
    April 9, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    I am so stinkin' ready for & excited about bathroom photos! Weeee!

  • Dianne
    April 9, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Erika, somehow I cannot see Darby making any rice that instant!!!! LOL I am so glad your mom had more time with you. Can’t wait to see the bathrooms?

  • Kellie
    April 9, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    ok, I’m heading to Wal-mart soon – LOVE it! Target has great shirts too, i always spend WAY too much money in those places – thanks for the dinner idea!

  • megan
    April 9, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    cute shirt! and dinner looks so yummy! we will definitely try it. thanks!

  • Jessica Ranjbari
    April 9, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    I need a quick and easy dinner!! I haven’t been cooking as much lately – being pregnant I don’t really have the energy to cook anything complicated and time consuming. I’ll definitely be trying that next week! (I’m hungry for it now…too bad it’s 10pm!) Can’t wait to see your bathrooms 🙂

  • Kara
    April 9, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    You are such a cheater Martha AND I LOVE IT!!! I mean this in THE best way possible. You get the same end result with 1/2 the time. Darby, you should start teaching classes! I bet Justin just thinks the world of you!!

  • Eleanor Oser
    April 9, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Can’t wait to see the bathroom pics!! I make an Asian dish almost JUST like that and LOVE how easy and yummy it is!! Please keep sharing your dinner ideas – I am always looking for new and easy ideas!! Love your shirt too!

  • mandy
    April 9, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Love the recipe, your shirt & your blog. Been lurking your site for a few weeks…. Ran across it through Erika's site. (Don't know her either…just love her design!) I too live in AL (north) and have 3 kiddos. Your are inspiring 🙂

  • a day in the life of jewels
    April 9, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    let me just say do not take walmart for granite. you do not appreciate walmart and all of its glory until you do not have that one stop shop (over here in rome). and your shirt, what a great find! love the colors! dinner looks yummy!!

  • Tara McClendon
    April 10, 2009 at 3:05 am

    Yummm…I think I might drive 4 hours to your house for dinner next time! 🙂 You look super cute in your new top, btw!

  • Elizabeth
    April 10, 2009 at 6:07 am

    That is so funny–I bought that shirt a few weeks ago and thought 1)am I the only person that is going to think this is cute? 2)is everyone going to make fun of me for buying my shirt at Walmart? So, thank you Darby for making me feel justified! I happen to LOVE that shirt! Hope yall have a Happy Easter!

  • meredith
    April 10, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Is that a shirt or a dress cause it is TOO CUTE! I may have to swing by the Walmarts today and check it out!

  • Erin
    April 10, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Cute shirt, D! Dinner looks very tastey;) Glad CJ got to stay awhile…even more glad that we are coming in a few weeks! I didn’t know you were sick! I’m sorry…feel better. I’ll talk to you soon!
    XOXO Cous

  • the sweet life with olives
    April 10, 2009 at 7:18 am

    great top! yay it’s spring! with cute easy to wear colorful tops! can’t wait for your bathroom pics…

  • duchess
    April 10, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Looks yummy & very cute top.
    Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

  • twin2trip
    April 10, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Ok I just recently came across your blog & love it. I've been reading your sisters blog for a while now.

    Thanks for sharing the idea of the Holy week cookies. I'm going to give them a try today. Hope you don't mind but I even linked them on my blog.

    P.S. – Love the shirt


  • Dwelling
    April 10, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    I have been following your blog for a few weeks and I really appreciate the great effort you make to care so well for your family. Thanks for writing! Hope y’all have a great Easter!

  • Andrea
    April 10, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    That looks so good and so easy. I’m adding it to my list for next week.

    Love the shirt too. I love when I find a cute shirt at a great price.

  • collard green queen
    April 10, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    It is a sad day when my mom leaves here too- I think sometimes my husband cries more than I do- he wont admit it often but he LO- OVES when he hears she is coming to town~

  • The 5 Bickies
    April 11, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Are you telling me you got your super cute shirt in Walmart? I never see anything that cute! In fact, as I scrolled down I thought, “where is that shirt from?”

    thanks for the recipe too..yum!

  • The LaBouffs
    April 19, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    I just made this for my family and it was a HUGE hit! Thanks for sharing!

  • No.35style
    April 29, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    that stir fry looks so good..will have to try that and i love your shirt!

  • The 5 Bickies
    May 3, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    I’ve been to two Walmarts and their website and can’t find the shirt…will you post which label it is?

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