It’s official. I’m a newly converted North Carolinian. I have a license and everything! I even had a super fun trip to the DMV. About two hours in, we were told that the DMV computer system for the ENTIRE STATE had crashed and that no one could do anything until it was back up. Luckily, it wasn’t down as long as I thought it would be and we were able to get in and out of the DMV in just three hours!
John didn’t feel as positive about our time at the DMV as I did. In fact, he was a bit of a Debbie downer. I didn’t mind, though, because morning is my happy time (once I’ve woken up enough that I no longer require complete and utter silence – I do need like thirty minutes of that or I kind of feel like cracking skulls…). In any case, since we got to the DMV when it opened, John assumed we’d be out a lot faster than we were. Because of that assumption, he figured he’d just wait to drink coffee until he got to work. That wasn’t until lunch time.
In my opinion, if you’re a regular coffee drinker who doesn’t get your coffee because of some twisted life lesson, you’re allowed to be a little grumpy. Honestly, if all you do is grumble a little, but don’t actually flip out on anybody, I consider that a complete psychological victory. You defeated your own coffee-deprived anger. Impressive.
When we were finally done at the DMV, I convinced John to stop for a coffee on the way to drop me back off at the house before he headed to work. Two sips into his first cup, he magically felt so much better and apologized for being grumpy that morning. Ha. I knew giving him a little coffee would do the trick. It’s like when I’ve gone to long between meals. I get HANGRY. A little food fixes me right up, but I suppose that’s a story for a different day.
Speaking of a little food…this stir fry is for the vegans and vegetarians out there that have been looking for something super green and super powered with protein! That said, even us non-vegan, non-vegetarian folk can appreciate this easy, quick, and nutritious dish. The tofu is pan fried in a little coconut oil, making it super crisp. It absorbs the flavor of the sauce and has a great crunch. If you’ve never had tofu before or never liked it, I highly recommend trying it this way!