Sunday, February 9, 2014

Week 5 Sunday (2/9/14)

Recipe Review

Today’s Recipe and Location:  Simple Sesame Noodles
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From my Frontier
                           Pages 62-63      Copyright:  2012  Harper Collins

I figured out that there are 445 calories per serving, if 8 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

         I love these Asian flavored noodles.  The garlic added so much and they were quite satisfying.  I also loved the green onions sprinkled on top.  This is another fabulous side dish for a large meal.  I however, enjoyed eating a big bowl for lunch.  I would just love a big egg roll with them, especially if it came from Gen Hoe, my favorite Cantonese Restaurant.  Mrs. Lee makes the best tasting egg rolls that are unlike anything else I have ever tasted.

I added the green onions after the photo.  OOPS!

Today’s critics: 

       Brandy:  Delicious! Loved it, great flavor and the texture of the noodles was perfect. I loved it and so did Cory.

         The Serpicos:  Gigi thought it was “saucy” and wanted the garlic chopped into smaller pieces. Michael was done when he tasted a piece of garlic. Nick liked the sauce, and Joe loved the garlic.

Trivial Triffles

There are times when I feel overscheduled and not grounded and these statements made me focus on the greater good. There are so many self-help books that make suggestions and these were my personal goals after reading several of them.

         Look outside of myself and do something for those I love

         Do something for the greater good of all people

         Examine my life and do something to make my future brighter

Memory Musings

         Kathy and I were always creative in how we spent our summer days.  One of our favorite things to do was to take Stopka’s blue plastic boat and go into Baert’s cornfield to catch giant tadpoles.  Now most of you didn’t grow up in the country and may not understand the joy of huntin’ for tadpoles.  I have no idea what we did with them after we caught them, but I remember the joy of catchin’ them.
         There was one small problem, however.  The blue plastic boat had a small crack in the bottom and it was only a matter of time before we began to sink.  Now that was part of the fun to be stranded in the middle of the flooded field.  The field was only about two feet deep so it was no real loss but we sure did always come home wet and muddy.  That is part of the joy of life as a kid in Rainbow Hills!

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