Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Cooking with Lily: Shrimp Stir Fry

I am just LOVING cooking with the kids.  They've always helped, especially with baking, but it is really great when they can help with supper and the hot stuff. Lily has recently started loving shrimp so she enjoys helping with her favorites!

Shrimp Stir Fry with Fried Rice


  • 2-3 Tblsp coconut oil
  • 1 bag stir fry vegetable blend, we love the Eat Smart brand
  • Minced garlic 
  • Garlic Salt
  • Black Pepper 
  • Ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • Brown Rice, already cooked 
  • 1-2  bags extra small shrimp (already cooked, peeled & tail off)

For Fried Rice:
Put 1-2 Tblsp coconut oil & minced garlic in the wok.  Heat wok until sizzling. Pour in the stir fry vegetable blend.  Stir & season with garlic salt, pepper and ginger. Once vegetables are almost cooked, make a well in the middle of them and crack in 2 eggs.  Scramble the eggs with the vegetables. Pour in already cooked brown rice. Season rice with soy sauce. Constantly stir and fry the rice until it is heated through.

For the Shrimp:
1 Tblsp coconut oil in the pan.  Heat pan. Pour shrimp into the pan.  Season with garlic salt and pepper. Stir until cooked. Around 4 minutes.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

The 2018 WB Floatilla

Remember LAST YEAR, when we did the Floatilla for the first time? Well, we decided to do it again this year and it was great! 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

We did some Thanksgiving food preparations on Wednesday afternoon.  The kids and I made zweibach, a Flaming Family Tradition. Ella helped make the dough. 

Benny made the mini rolls.  Lily shaped hers into donuts.

I used the rest of the dough to make the traditional zweibach. The house smelled pretty amazing for the afternoon.

We enjoyed our Thanksgiving day, at home, with all six of us.

The "thankful tree" that Lily made at school.  
We also did our "i will thank you" thankful chain all month (notice it in the background).

We had a feast!

Later that evening, some friends came over for pie.
We have so much to be THANKFUL for every day!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Cape Fear Kite Festival

Today was our first time attending the Cape Fear Kite Festival.  
This will become a yearly tradition for our family.