Wilfred was grumpy.
But Rutherford was hungry. He decided to cook dinner.
First he got out his favourite stir fry pan.
Wilfred glared, slowly getting grumpier and grumpier.
Rutherford started the rice next.
He checked the time so he wouldn't overcook it.
"I'm going to have more fun that you!" Wilfred called
as he began to run up and down the walls.
"Please don't leave footprints," Rutherford replied,
painstakingly preparing the sauce.
"I can do whatever I want!"
Wilfred tried to stick his tail in the electrical outlet.
Rutherford chopped the vegetables...
...cooked the meat...
And carefully added it all together.
Meanwhile, Wilfred built an impenetrable fortress in the pantry.
"Would you like to have dinner with me?" Rutherford asked.
"You can't come in!" Wilfred said.
Wilfred watched jealously as wonderful smells wafted into his impenetrable fortress.
"I made you a plate!" Rutherford called.
Wilfred ate it all. When he was finished,
he found that he wasn't grumpy anymore!
And he even helped do the dishes.
Jenna's Stir Fry
1 lb boneless beef sirloin top round steak
2 TB cornstarch
1 can (10 ½ oz. size) beef broth
2 TB soy sauce
2 TB vegetable oil
3C cut-up vegetables
¼ tsp garlic powder
Hot cooked rice
Directions: slice beef into very thin strips. Mix cornstarch, broth and soy until smooth.
Heat oil in skillet. Add beef and stir-fry until browned and juices evaporate. Push beef to one side of skillet. Add vegetables and garlic powder and stir-fry until tender-crisp. Stir the cornstarch mixture and add to skillet. Cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly.
Serve over rice.
Tip: if the beef is slightly frozen, it will be easier to slice.