I think I may have ruined my wok
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Yea so I was trying to stir fry some beef last night without using oil. I do that quite a bit with broth but I didn't have any broth on hand so I thought it would work with just teriyaki sauce. Not so much. The burning smell was my tip off. Poor DH ate it anyway. I think it had more to do with his 8 mile run than the deliciousness of my cooking, poor thing.
Now I'm not sure how to recapture my wok. I soaked it in baking soda, not sure why really but it sounded like a good idea at the time. Maybe that helped but it's still a mess. I dried it off really well so at least I won't have a rust issue, put the lid back on it to hide the problem, and stuck it in the cabinet. I can't WAIT to do stir fry again. I fear an SOS pad it in its future thus killing the patina of seasoning I had going on.
It wouldn't be so annoying if I hadn't lugged that thing all the way home from Chinatown in San Francisco years ago. I wonder if the TSA would actually let you bring a wok on a plane these day, probably not.
I don't know if its good or bad but just before the cooking incident, we made the command decision to chuck the remains of the Easter feast that was lingering in the fridge. Having it might have saved dinner but it's really for the best. None of it was healthy food, delicous yes but I can't have this sort of thing in the house. MIL insisted on bringing over a huge ham, macaroni dish, banana pudding, and because everything simply MUST involve alcohol the fixings for mimosas. I made a salad, green bean & potato dish, and biscuits just so there would be something I could eat.
All this even though she's had gastric bypass and in theory can't eat that much. Why eat healthy food when you can drink mimosas and have surgery to fix it.
OH yea Easter was...fun.
at least we went hiking on Saturday though