Stir Fry Eggs, Spinach, and Mushrooms with Splashy Chili Sauce
Today we eat healthy. Consider this an anticipatory act of contrition for tomorrow’s meal. While it’d be unwise to “preveal” Friday’s foray into the nutritional void, this I will say- dieticians will suffer requisite myocardial infarctions as a consequence merely viewing tomorrow’s post. For those pre-emptively dialing 911, please set down the telephone and realize that NO dietician, self-respecting or otherwise, is reading a blog chronicling one family’s journey through 365 days of chili.
We had visited the stir fry theme back in January, and not coincidentally, January 6th was another time I felt repentant for poor eating habits. (“Please bless me chili stir fry, for I have sinned. It’s been almost 60 days since my last impure thought of non-chili-foodstuffs…..”) Focus.
What distinguishes this stir fry chili from the former is the inclusion of a greater number of seasonings and the steady presence of a tomato (i.e. bloody mary) base, rather than a balsamic vinegar base. Also, whereas on January 6th, I served the stir fry on rice, this time the chili-blanketed veggies will be laid out on a bed of warm, delicious egg noodles. Why egg noodles? Gotta use them up, as Mrs. Chili365 is pissed at me for ripping the bag to the extent that one cannot lift the bag without hemorrhaging egg noodles all over HELL and gone. Dammit, did it again- Please bless me chili for I…
Egg noodles- Prepare as per package directions. DO NOT tear a large hole in the bag, least you be forced to answer to Mrs. Chili365.
5 eggs- fry in 2 T of olive oil until set, break into small pieces, set aside.
3 C spinach
½ pound mushrooms, sliced
3 green onions, sliced
Fry until spinach is fairly wilted.
*Splashy* chili sauce
1C bloody mary mix
2 t chili powder
3 cloves garlic
½ t powdered ginger
½ t Mexican oregano
½ t paprika
½ t cumin
½ t chicken broth
Mix ingredients in a small sauce pot and simmer 30 minutes.
To serve- layer as follows: noodles, vegetables, eggs, sauce.
This hit the spot. Really, it is quite good. On a seemingly unrelated note- a quick check of conditions revealed that today is nearly as cold as January 6th had been. Perhaps there is some unexplored link between meteorology and remorse. Because daily running is indispensable, I suffered from eyes-frozen-shut both today and on January 6th. However, because I am an animal capable of learning, I drank my beer indoors today. Regarding the chili, I favor this sauce more than that from January 6th . The real question, however, is this- which is better on ice cream? Answer- the January 6th stir fry sauce. For something (hopefully) even better, look for a wholesome chili/coffee based ice cream topping recipe sometime in the coming months.
Oh yeah, the ITP liked the splashy chili sauce, or so they claimed. Curiously, most ate their stir fry unadorned while consuming the chili sauce on the side. Weird. My only thought arrived straight from left field- I’m raising hipsters. Yeesh.