Mango Cashew Beef - "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing..." -Helen Keller
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing..." -Helen Keller
 
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Friday mornings are great. It's the last day of the week, and I teach the first three classes. So, pretty much, I have to go to school a little early, but then I'm done teaching by 10:05. Can't beat that.

Sometimes on Friday, when I'm feeling especially wife-like, I decide to cook a little lunch for Austin so when he gets home after fifth period we can celebrate the coming of the weekend! A few weeks ago, I whipped this up...

Ingredients:
1 lb. sliced beef
a little salt and pepper
2-3 cloves garlic, sliced
4 spring onions, sliced diagonally
splash of cider vinegar
splash of soy sauce
8 mini mangoes, peeled and diced
1/4 cup lightly crushed cashews
rice, cooked as desired
lettuce cups or slices

First, I seasoned the beef with a little salt and pepper. Then, I stir-fried the garlic. I added the beef to the wok and cooked it, then added the spring onions and cooked 1-2 minutes more. I tossed in a splash of apple cider vinegar, a splash of soy sauce, the mango pieces, and the cashews and stir-fried for 1-2 minutes more.

The preparation for this recipe, mainly peeling and dicing the mangoes, took much longer than the actual cooking, as seems to be the case with lots of Asian-esque food.

I was going to buy lettuce cups (lettuce in a cup shape), but for the sake of at least a few vitamins, I opted for the somewhat darker green lettuce next to it at the market... It's hard to get those greens in.

Served with lettuce and rice.

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