Meat is Basically Bloody Celery
Achievement! Bigfoot learn cut meat “against the grain.” Before today, this instruction not make sense: against grain like bias-cut skirt/dress? Today imaginary friend from secret Facebook dinner-making group give v. helpful instruction: think meat = celery. Cut across strings or too difficult for chew. Imaginary friend also recommend freeze raw meat for some time, then slice. Easier slice if little bit frozen. (Not apply freezer trick celery.)
Change Bigfoot life. Frozen-ish meat not only easier slice, also less disgusting tactile experience. After little bit poke around, learn imag. friend attend Yale University, also Wellesley College. Certainly paid off. Here actual words from i-friend:
Here’s a good description of the “slice against the grain” thing–why and how. “Look carefully at the meat. You will see lines running down the length of the steak. If you slice this steak in the same direction as those lines, you’ll have to chew through the fibers. Whereas if you cut across the lines, the knife will have already done that work. Think of it as similar to slicing a stalk of celery. The strings are less likely to get caught in your teeth if you cut those strings into smaller lengths.”
It stir-fry recipe:
3/4 lb. strip steak, cut against the grain into thin (1/5″?) strips
2 cloves garlic and a 2″ knob of ginger, peeled and hacked up
2-3 T tamari or soy sauce
1T peanut or other stir-fry oil
Marinate the cut-up meat in the other stuff, but not the oil, all day or for however long you have.
Heat up a wok or giant pan. When the pan is very hot, drizzle in the oil. Dump in the meat and marinade. Stir it around and cook until steak is brown on both sides, about a total of five minutes.
To save a pan, you could have quickly cooked some broccoli or green beans in the wok first, before it got all beefy and marinade-y.
Serve hot with green beans or broccoli and rice. Serves 4 if 2 people in your party don’t really eat meat and the other two have fairly small appetites.
1/4c of cooked sushi rice = 12g CHO, and if they’re still young and impressionable, you can train your diabetic child to believe this tiny portion is de rigueur.
525,600 Test Strips
In-range blood sugar = Bubs willing explore new thing. Audition school play! Not even know if any friend will audition. This morning ask, “What if it’s just me and everyone else is a fifth grade girl?” Not seem afraid. Not seem nervous. Not seem anxious. Think about times BG super-wonky, too anxious try new thing—no new shirt/different beach/spoon w. slightly pointier-shape handle. So happy feel brave, sing, dance, read. Very shy. Just so happy try.
This play, everyone cast: no cuts. When hear Bubs’s friend sing Fun refrain solo, wish Bubs prepare “Let’s Talk About Me” from 2011 film The Muppets for audition, become huge star. Bigfoot willing dress Las Vegas showgirl, sing back up. But just show up is huge step. Thanks, insulin. Thanks, Ping.
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