2.292 Beef & Bell Pepper Stir-Fry

-Cycle 2, Dinner 292-
24 (Mon) October 2011

Beef & Bell Pepper Stir-Fry

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by Wife

at home

-Oksu, Seoul-

with Wife and Dominic

Yes, folks, that's right: by Wife. For the first time in our 5-year marriage, the wife cooked dinner. To be fair, she's made ramen twice and, on a handful of other random occasions, she's set the table with items made by others, but this was her first time creating something from scratch. In fact, it may very well have been the first time in her life--seriously.

Regardless, the inaugural effort was simple yet tasty, based on a recipe from a book about cooking for kids. Beef, onions, and bell peppers stir-fried in oyster sauce. She'd even taken the extra step of first deep-frying the beef before stir-frying, which made the meat especially tender. Thrilled by her own handiwork, she suggested that we invite my parents over for dinner next weekend so that she could cook it for them. I admire her ambition.

"Why are you taking a photo?"
"If I'm going to report a Bigfoot sighting, I'll need photographic evidence."


  1. you should encourage and praise her efforts so she cooks more often :) Congrats to her for a 4-star meal on her first try.

  2. this looks more along the lines of something I'd make. Simple and tasty.

  3. I would accuse you of either lying or exaggerating by saying your wife has never cooked in five years of marriage, but my husband and I are going on six years and he's never cooked a meal either.

  4. it makes me wonder: even if a person isn't passionately into cooking, wouldn't he or she have occasion to, every so often, on accident?