Celebrating Frozen Food Month with Frozen Vegetables (with Pictures) #Cbias

Cart full of frozen vegetables!
Did you know that March is Frozen Food Month?  I didn't, but once I found out it was, I thought of celebrating by making a family meal with frozen vegetables as the main ingredient.  I went shopping at our nearest A&P Supermarket for the first time to go check out their frozen food section, you can check out my photo story on google+.  I was able to make a veggie stir fry (with beef) and a side of wild brown rice.  To continue the frozen food theme of our meal, I also made us all fruit smoothies for dessert with frozen strawberries as the main ingredient.
Vegetable stir fry with beef! 

Want to "celebrate" with me?  If you want to make what I made here, I've made it really easy for you to do just that! :)

You will need: 
-Your favorite collection of frozen vegetables; I used cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, peas, and corn (~1/2 cup of each)
-I also used fresh vegetables (3) mushrooms, (2) carrots, and (4) brussels sprouts
-Olive oil (1/4 of a cup)
-Your choice of meat (I used beef) thinly sliced
-Your favorite rice, noodles, or pasta on the side. 
-Pepper (to your liking, just sprinkle on)
-Soy Sauce (about 3-4 tablespoons-You will need less if you aren't using any meat)
-Sugar or honey (1/2 a teaspoon)

If you know me at all, you know I like good and simple.  The dish came out delicious, and I'm excited to share it with you all with tons of pictures! :)
Let frozen vegetables defrost for about a half an hour...
..or else you will have a frozen block which is hard to make stir fry with :)
Pour the oil into a small bowl...
..add the soy sauce and sugar/honey
..add thinly sliced beef/meat of your choice to marinade.
Fresh brussels sprouts thinly sliced...
What I use often as a substitute for onions, my son
is allergic to onions.
Fresh carrots thinly sliced, and mushrooms chopped to your liking...
Lots of frozen vegetables thawed and ready...
Stir fry fresh ingredients, starting w brussels sprouts...
..add in all the vegetables, (except for 1 carrot) and stir fry for about 7 min...
..add in the meat with half the marinade sauce in the middle, mix and stir fry again...
Place cover, and cook for about 5 min. (medium low heat)
Once everything is all cooked,
add in 1 sliced carrot on top and mix.
(that keeps them slightly cooked & crunchy
as well as adding more color)
I served it with wild brown rice. 

My sons plate, he loves his veggies! :)

For dessert, as I mentioned we enjoyed smoothies.  I made with frozen strawberries, a fresh banana, and some orange juice.  If you try this yourself, I'd love to hear about it! :)  Happy Frozen Food Month, hope you still eat healthy and colorful while "celebrating"  

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