Question: How many of you still iron? This morning I decided to go through some of my old summer shirts that I generally don't wear in the winter... but although they had been washed, I had folded them up un-ironed. So I took them out and started ironing a few, thinking that I hadn't ironed anything (but quilt fabric) in ages. Some of the newer fabrics don't need ironing, but these old 100% cotton ones still do (and 100% cotton is still my 'go to' for hot Texas summers).
And to be honest, I don't really mind ironing. It's a bit relaxing as long as there's no rush involved. What do you think? Do you enjoy it? Hate it? Or just don't do it anymore?
And I'm sorry to bring up such a mundane subject when the world seems to be having such serious problems (pandemic, war, the economy, politics, etc.) But it's my way of coping... concentrate on the things that I have control of... in my little corner of the world.
This post will be short, but just wondered about this. Has ironing gone away with the times - like so many other things?
I will post the recipe for Garlic Chicken Fried Rice here as it is really a good easy recipe that anyone could make... and not expensive.
Garlic Chicken Fried Rice
2 Tbsp olive oil
8oz cooked chicken strips (cut up)
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups 'cooked' rice
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 cup peas
Heat 1 Tbsp oil in skillet. Add peppers and onion. Cook and stir until onion is clear (5 mins.), then add garlic and chicken. Remove to another dish for now.
Heat 1 Tbsp oil in same skillet. Add the rice, cook and stir until heated through. Stir soy sauce into rice, then add rice vinegar, and peas.
Return the chicken mixture to skillet and blend together, heat through. (here I add one scrambled egg and some Dash 'garlic-herb' seasoning). Then serve!
Note: I make half this recipe for the 3 of us. You can make it all, but you will have leftovers.
Closing this with another pic of Mr. Chocolatte... in the chicken pen!