This past weekend, I had one of my best friends Katelyn come and visit from Arizona, where she goes to school. Tampa has a huge festival and parade called Gasparilla, and I had a ton of friends at my apartment before and after the event. Sunday night, after a long weekend, my friend and I decided to head over to a grocery store and pick up some ingredients to make homemade stir-fry. Stir-fry is one of those meals that is quick to make, even if it has a ton of ingredients added. We picked up some yellow peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, onion, egg noodles (you could swap this for rice), shrimp and eggs. I got out my wok, added some coconut oil and garlic and then seared all of the vegetables into the mixture. Katelyn made this amazing sweet and salty sauce just by mixing soy sauce with brown sugar.
Once the vegetables were cooked, I pushed them to one side of the wok and cracked three eggs on the empty side. After my eggs were fried, I added the cooked shrimp and pasta followed by the flavorful sauce. I let everything get evenly heated and coated by the sauce, stirring it occasionally.
After everything we bought, the ingredients cost us under $20, and it made enough to feed at least four people (we had lots of leftovers)! I found my wok at Walmart a few months ago for just a little over $4! It isn’t necessary to use a wok when you cook stir-fry, but it definitely is worth the money — it makes it easier to stir, and it helps cook everything evenly.