I'm excited about a new feature---FOOD FRIDAY! Now on Fridays, I invite you to share recipes and food ideas with us all. I will post a recipe or idea, and then you can share your ideas/recipes through the comments. I've been sharing recipes online for years (and getting them that way!), so I can't wait to do it through my blog. Why didn't I think of this before? Plus, all my friends are such good cooks. So please participate and get us off to a good start! Angie, I'm looking for that Steak Pinwheel recipe!!
Today I will share a recipe that I just made last night. It's from this month's Southern Living. However, I'm going to share my 'adapted' version because I think it's an improved version. One son had soccer 5-6 and my other son had soccer at 7. I came home after my first son's soccer ended at six, threw this recipe together, enjoyed a lovely meal in time for my son's practice at 7. It's that fast and healthy. Gotta love THAT!
3 pkg of Oriental flavored ramen noodles
4 cups of water
4 chopped green onions
4 T. chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 cup. fresh, trimmed snow peas
1 1/4 pound peeled, raw shrimp
1 1/2 cup shredded cabbage (I got the kind with carrots in it, too, for extra vitamins)
1 T. chopped peanuts per person
Stir together three flavor packets from the ramen noodles with the water, onions and cilantro. Bring to a boil. Add TWO packs of the noodles (you will NOT use the third block of noodles for this recipe--save for a kid lunch one day or something) and snow peas. Cook about a minute, then stir in shrimp. Cook two minutes or so until shrimp are pink and yummy. While that is cooking, spread half the cabbage in the bottom of 4-6 individual bowls (however many eaters you have). Then top the cabbage with the shrimp and noodle mixture. Top with the rest of the cabbage and 1 T. of chopped peanuts per plate. Yum. This is fast, easy, light and lots of crunch. It's a new favorite. And for those of you who spend time with me at the cottage this summer, you'll DEFINITELY have it there.
ANOTHER FOOD IDEA: I'm always looking for good breakfast ideas for my family. This morning I tried something new (necessity is the mother of invention!), and the kids went crazy for it. I simply scrambled a few eggs (I didn't have enough for everyone to just eat eggs, so a little bit of eggs goes a long way here), then scooped some eggs into four hot dog buns (for my four kids). Then on top of each egg-filled bun, I put a little cheese then tossed it under the broiler for a minute to melt it and toast the bun. Kids thought it was the greatest thing ever. It would also have been good with a little pre-cooked bacon sprinkled on top. Maybe next time...
I'm happily editing today. It's a beautiful thing. Hope you all have a wonderful week-end. xox
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