Today I used my pressure cooker to tenderize beef bits to use in a batch of stirfry–in reality, it turned out to be chop suey.
I had vegetables from the freezer and some from the fridge. It’s the kind of meal that doesn’t take measuring. I just throw veggies into hot oil to get them cooking, add shredded beef, soy sauce, molasses, and ginger.
I hadn’t made this in quite a while. Bob had seconds.
The trouble was that partway through cooking I had the wish that I had a can of La Choy Chop Suey vegetables. That’s what we used when I was a kid.
I haven’t used this kind of canned vegetables in many years, but just thinking about a meal made by my dad gave me warm feelings.
I doubt if I’ll buy a can of La Choy, but if I do, I’ll make it the way Dad did.
The photo doesn’t do my chop suey justice. My meal was very good. I’m pretty sure, Dad would have approved.
This multiple adoption was not in my plans. It wasn’t until we found abandoned kittens in the barn that I became a mother again.
It took some work getting to the kittens. The mother had left them behind two heavy motors in the old shed shop. Lucky for them they were old enough to pop out from behind the motor so I could grab them one at a time.
There are four in total and they have totally taken over my life.
First, they were housed on the back porch but today they are in our kitchen. This is not the ideal setup for raising kittens. I just hope I’m up for the job. They have made it through a week of bottle feeding.
Keeping them fed is hard enough. The worst part is keeping them clean. Mother cats have a tough job. I just wish their mother had raised them. Hopefully, we’ll have lively kittens to send to new homes in the future. Adopting four might be a bit much for Bob and me.