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Another fabulous recipe! April 27, 2010

Filed under: Recipes — Meredith @ 1:15 am

So I saw this recipe on the Rachael Ray show last week.  We had it for dinner tonight and it was amazing!!!  The hot sauce is REALLY hot, so you can use less or leave it out.  I also thought next time I would add some bell peppers, bean sprouts or zucchini.  You also could use tofu or shrimp instead of chicken or pork.  It was so yummy!!!!!

Sweet and Sour Thai Noodle Bowls

Ingredients

    Salt 1 pound whole wheat or whole grain spaghetti 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 3/4 pound chicken or pork cutlets, very thinly sliced
  • 2 leeks, thinly sliced and thoroughly cleaned
  • A couple of generous handfuls shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and thinly sliced
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 inches ginger root, grated
  • 1/3 cup Tamari
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup or honey
  • 2 limes, zest and juice of 1, the other cut into wedges, divided
  • Sriracha or other hot sauce, to taste
  • 2 cups shredded romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • Cilantro or basil, chopped, for garnish 

Preparation

Bring a pot of water to a boil for the pasta. Add salt and cook pasta to al dente.

When the pasta goes into the water, heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add chicken or pork, brown and transfer to a plate.

Add leeks and mushrooms to the skillet and stir-fry 2 minutes. Add garlic and ginger, and cook a minute more. Stir in Tamari, agave syrup or honey, lime zest and juice, and hot sauce to taste. In a large serving bowl, toss veggies with the meat, noodles and lettuce to combine.

Garnish with cilantro or basil and serve with lime wedges alongside.

 

Spring Break! April 16, 2010

Filed under: Kids — Meredith @ 6:34 pm

I was so dreading Spring Break this year!  I had gone from a teacher who LIVED for time off to a parent who did not know what to do without preschool!  How was I going to get my grocery shopping done with two kids????  The free cookies at Publix on last like 15 minutes…..could I do my shopping that quickly???  The week I was dreading turned out to be fabulous!  Both girls behaved long enough for me to enjoy shopping at the farmer’s market and we had several great outings!  My favorite was Grace’s first trip to the nail salon!  She loved having her fingers and toes painted and even got flowers on her big toes:)  She was in heaven!  I am not sure how I ended up with such a girlie girl, but it was really cute!  The only disappointment to mom was the fingernail polish was picked off on the ride home…..but like my husband reminded me, it is the experience that counts!  Here are some pics from the event!