Thursday, April 29, 2010

Special Request

I have had a special request for more recipes, so here goes.

I have this thing with moving, I feel the need to use everything up before I move. It makes sense, kindof, that way you have to move less stuff. However, it also means when you get to where you are going, you have nothing. Also keep in mind, when I have moved at different points in my life, it has never been over 10 miles. So we're not talking about cross country journeys here. But regardless, it is a good time to clean out.

As an aside, when Stacy and I moved out of our campus apartment we took this method seriously to heart. One night for dinner, just a few days before we moved, we had a dinner of canned beans, with cheese and potato chips. We were determined to use EVERYTHING up. Even though we were moving 5 miles away. Together.

So here is another Frank Family Favorite that uses items you likely have in your cupboard already:

Peanut noodles

Combine about a half-cup peanut butter with a tablespoon soy sauce and enough coconut milk (I use light coconut milk and low fat PB) to make the mixture creamy (about a half cup), along with garlic and chili flakes. You can blend in a food processor, or just stir. I stir, way easier, less mess.

Toss sauce with cooked and cooled noodles(I make the noodles in the morning or the night before so they are good and cold. And then dinner is ready in like 5 minutes), a load of mint, Thai basil, and/or cilantro, and lime juice. Shredded cucumber and carrots optional.

More to come later...but this one's a keeper.


Sara said...

Hurray! This looks easy enough for even me!

Scorpicon said...

Sounds delicious and doable!