Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sorry Martha

I have never been a fan of Martha Stewart. In fact, for a long time I had a real dislike for her. That tempered a little when she went to prison a few years ago for something I thought she was a scapegoat for. Had she been a man, I believe she would never have spent a day in jail. But she kept her head up high, did her 'time' and came back stronger than ever.

But I digress. Mainly the reason I never cared for her was that she made so much look so easy. Whether it was cooking, remodeling or crafting, nothing was a big deal. I always thought, yeah, it's easy when you've got a staff and tons of money.

One day this week as I sat waiting for the oil to be changed in my car her morning show was on the TV in the the customers' waiting area. She had a segment on stir fry cooking. One of the recipes she prepared in 'real time' was Stir-Fried Honey-Ginger Chicken with Peppers over Jasmine rice.

It looked simple and tasty. Last night I made it for dinner and it was terrific. It was also the first time I've ever intentionally used one of Martha Stewart's recipes. It's a recipe I call a keeper.

Thanks, Martha, and sorry.

22 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

LOL! Sandy you are so funny. That does sound like a good recipe. Yum!

Stay warm! ~Melissa :)

Michele said...

I've never been much of a fan either but that sounds good. I bet it would be great with tofu.

Laoch of Chicago said...

: )

Does this mean you are going to need to be rescued from the Martha cult and then deprogrammed?

BONNIE K said...

OK, I just watched it and I'm going to try this. But I do have a non-stick wok. I may have to bring out the cast iron skillet (but it's so much easier to wash the non stick stuff!)

ascrapoftime said...

That's so funny... I always thought the same thing. That recipe does sound really good though, I may have to try it.... actually I have to go to the grocery store... maybe I'll make that for dinner tonight... hmmmm.

Saw your blog on SITS... =o)

Vodka Logic said...

Ginger and jasmine rice, what could be better.

You are right about Martha too.

Shauna said...

I love anything that is stir fried. I never really liked her because she always seemed so stiff and boring!

Mommakin said...

I have a real love/hate thing with Martha. I always fall back on the full staff thing, too... but I have tried a few of her recipes that I would DEFINITELY call keepers. (This one sounds good!)

Pam said...

I can't stand Marhta and I'm not apologizing for it. I think she does nothing but make women feel inadequate. As you said, she has a staff and loads of money. And then a few years ago I saw her on the TV and she was answering audience members questions. A lady asked for an idea for a 3 year olds birthday party. Martha looked completely stumped and said, "Um, I don't know, cupcakes" and shrugged her shoulders. Yeah, it's all her staff. She's just the front woman. Yuck!

Just Breathe said...

Sounds delicious. I use to watch her, bought things from her online store. Creative, unusual things.
When I would watch her make things, whether cooking or crafting I would always tell myself that things are always easier when you don't have to clean up the mess!

Notes From the Grove said...

Wow, that sounds delicious!

Paige said...

Wow... that sounds good! I have never been much of a Martha fan either, but you can't turn down a good recipe. Just stopping by from SITS. Have a good week!

kaye said...

she is over the top on lots of things. I do like her weddings--can't afford them, but they serve for great inspiration.

K said...

Well, she produces so much stuff that some it is bound to be good right?

I think she's just a little over the top for me. But I might have to try this one.

~Kristen~ said...

I have never been much of a fan of Martha, either, but I will admit to sometimes trying some of her ideas or recipes...and liking them!

Sara Plays House said...

Ha! I think with Martha you have to pick and choose. Does your toaster REALLY need a sweater? Probably not. But some of her other ideas are really good. :)

Stopping by from SITS!

kel said...

I have a love/hate relationship with Martha!

Live.Love.Eat said...

That sounds wonderful!!!!! I love jasmine rice too. I'm with you, while I admire Martha for all her creativity I am not one of her biggest fans. I will put this dish on my list of things to try!!!!

Turquoise Diaries said...

I am not very keen on MS, too but as you gave high notes to her receipe I will try it too.. :))

jonewman said...

I TOTALLY understand the love/hate relationship of Martha Stewart. She does make "everything" look easy and also she makes it seem like one can do it all. This in the real world is completely impossible...But, I must admit that on more than one occasion I have used some of her ideas. Usually they are easy and the turn out great. I just have to realize I can't be like her...that would put me into the insane asylum! Visiting from SITS!

BONNIE K said...

I made this for dinner the other night (using my non-stick wok) and it was delicious!

Ashley said...

Haha! I have a recipe from Martha Stewart for salmon that is glazed with hoisin sauce, honey & orange juice mixed. Simply delish!

 

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