Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Rainy Day Misc.

Relentless rain is coming down here in our little corner of GA. So in the midst of cooking and cleaning, here I am blogging. It has been way too long. My blog reader is a mess. With numbers like "25" unread beside some blogs.

Misc. #1
A steamy pot of boiling water is on the stove awaiting some spaghetti that will turn into sesame noodles for tonight's supper. It sounded comforting and the loads of veggies sound so delicious. Try it girls. If you don't think you will like it, open a bottle of sesame oil and smell. If that doesn't make you want to try it, I don't know what will.

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Sesame Noodles

1 lb. Spaghetti or Japanese noodles (I prefer Vita-spelt spaghetti-yum)
Shredded Cooked Chicken-optional
Sugar Snap peas or Snow Peas cut on the diagonal
1-2 red or yellow bell pepper cut into thin strips (I adore red in this)
2-4 carrots cut into matchsticks
thinly sliced cabbage (any kind of green)
Any veggies that hit the spot would be fine. You can also add more or less of any of the veggies above.

Sauce

1/2 cup smooth Sun butter (substitute peanut butter if preferred)
1-2 cloves of garlic
1 jalapeƱo pepper-optional (remove seeds for less heat)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1-2 tsp. of sugar-optional (we always blend and taste without the sugar and then add if needed)
peanut butter is sweeter than sunbutter, so you may not need or want the added touch of sweet.
1/4 tsp. salt
Place these ingredients in a blender and mix until well blended.

Pour sauce over noodles and veggies. Serve immediately or chill.


If you are not familiar with these ingredients, the sauce may seem strong. Once you add to the veggies, the flavors mellow out. I think it tastes better if made ahead and chilled, but don't let that keep you from making it if you don't have time to chill.


Misc. #2

Painted the hall bath a couple of months ago. Still working on some accessories and a few updates. It looks teal, but it is a smoky gray--a little blueish. The color is one I mixed myself from several that we had. Unless something changes I am using my yellow tree photograph in there.

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This heavenly candle from Target is for the hall bath. Loved the yellow pattern with the tin.

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Hope to come by and visit some of you. I have missed visiting and blogging.

Christina




8 comments:

Empty Nest Full Life said...

We have missed you too! I was hoping you would be back soon. Can't say a whole lot, my posting has been sparse. Looking forward to seeing your finished bathroom, and the sesame noodles sound great. Having a rainy evening here too. Jackie

Victoria said...

I like the color of the bathroom and I LOVE the picture! Definitely one of my favorites.

I'll have to look into the sesame noodles recipe.

Manuela@TPOH said...

That looks so good! I love sesame noodles. I'll keep your recipe to try as I've never made them myself.

Yes, the rain was crazeee! My backyard was under several inches of water and now it's so soggy.

Manuela

Meg said...

The picture is really good and looks good with that color blue. I also like the pattern on that candle and I bet it smells wonderful.

Shanae Branham said...

I liked hearing about your day. It felt comforting to cook with the rain falling down outside. The sesame noodles look delicious.

Janae @ Somewhat Couture said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I like your noodle dish! I get sick of stir fry but I like to work in a lot of veggies. Your sauce sounds yummy!

Val said...

Your sesame noodles look amazing.

D.J. Hughes said...

We just finished painting our bathroom too! I love the color you chose. This is my first time to your blog. It's nice to "meet" you. I look forward to reading more from you.