Monday, November 08, 2010

just another monday

reasons why today was great:

  • it was housekeeper day (formally called maid day)
  • my book club book arrived!  now i have to hurry up and get reading When a Crocodile Eats the Sun by Peter Godwin
  • a pvr'ed episode of Weeds
  • a new recipe, that i only chose because of the photo that accompanied it as it is not something i would normally pick:
noodles and peanut sauce salad bowl
    • 8 oz uncooked whole wheat linguine, broken in half
    • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
    • 1 cup julienne carrots (mine were more like slices)
    • 1 medium bell pepper, cut into bite size pieces (mine were more like slices)
    • 2 tbsp water
    • 2 tsp canola oil (except i used sesame oil0
    • 1/4 cup peanut butter
    • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
    • 2 tbsp soy sauce 
    • 1/2 tsp ground ginger (but i misread this and put in more than 2 tsp of freshly grated ginger, which likely increased the deliciousness)
    • 1/8 ground red pepper
    • 3 medium green onions, chopped
    • 3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1 - cook linguine, adding broccoli, carrots and bell pepper during last minute of cooking (but i added mine about halfway through the cooking); drain.  rinse with cool water.
    •  2 - in small bowl, gradually beat water and oil into peanut butter with sire whisk until smooth.  beat in vinegar, soy sauce, and ground red pepper.
    • 3 - in large serving bowl, stir together pasta mixture, peanut sauce, onions, and cilantro until well mixed.


Anonymous said...

yum! xo

Sara said...

that sounds fantastic - minus the ginger!!
and great to hear your book arrived. i'm looking forward to hearing what you think.

Heather said...

I'm sorry that I never congratulated you on your accomplishment! I'm looking to pick up a couple of copies of the magazine for myself and one to send out to Kristen. You must feel quite proud!! Congratulations!

La Cabeza Grande said...

I made something similar, with ginger and shaved carrots. The only addition was a bit of lime as I recall. Delicious!

lu said...

lime would be an excellent addition!

Anna said...

You're making my mouth water...

Look forward to hearing about the Godwin book. Sounds interesting.