Friday, May 31, 2013

sweet n spicy noodles..


the noodles are so easy.. so tasty.. a little spicy.. a little sweet.. {i was going to say kinda like me then i realized i had said easy and well that would be rude to call myself easy.. so i changed it.. but then thought ohh i should tell them about it because well it's funny *giggle*..} can you tell it's friday?? i can't believe shell's party was a week ago.. it took months to plan and then it's gone in an instant.. and on that train of thought i can't believe she is graduating high school *sigh* i can remember when she was about 6 she was crying/sniffling in the back seat and i asked what was wrong and she replied with "i never never ever want to grow up and leave you".. i said "you don't have to leave me honey" she said "can i live with you forever? will you take me to college and even my husband to work?" stifling a giggle i replied with "of course honey".. yeah well she is going to be 18 in a few months and can't wait to hit the bricks, spread her wings.. experience life.. unfortunately for her and fortunately for me she doesn't have the money.. *sly grin* so she will have to live with us a little bit longer.. in fact her bff has moved into our extra bedroom so they can both save money and possibly soar {or crash} together.. we will see.. she is a teenager and plans change daily.. i am just happy to be a part of it.. so very happy and proud of my kids.. and your wondering what in the tarnation does that have to do with these noodles.. and my reply nada, zip, zilch.. nothing.. ha ha told ya soo glad it's friday.. but no matter try these noodles they are yummy and oh so simple..


sweet n spicy noodles

prep time: 5 minutes
cooking time: 20 minutes
servings: 6-8

ingredients:

1 package of linguine noodles, cooked to package directions
2-3 scallions, sliced {green and white part}

sauce:

1 tblsp. hot chili oil {if this is just too hot for your taste use 1 tblsp. canola and 1/4 or 1/2 tsp. of crushed red pepper instead}
1 tsp. fish sauce {optional}
2 tblsp. sesame oil
3 tblsp. agave {or honey}
3 tblsp. soy sauce
2-3 cloves of garlic, minced

directions:

cook your pasta according to package directions.. while it's cooking take a medium mixing bowl and add all the ingredients for the sauce and whisk together.. when the noodles are done, drain and add back to the pot.. put the pot back on the stove over medium-low heat and add the sauce.. toss to coat the noodles completely and allow the sauce to heat up, about 10-12 minutes.. you might want to reduce the heat to low after about 5-7 minutes.. once it's heated all the way through remove heat and add your scallions and serve.. it is definitely a tad spicy but it's so good that way.. i really enjoyed them.. i think maybe next time i will add a hand full of peanuts for added texture.. i served them with these mongolian pork chops and they perfectly complimented each other.. :)


enjoy and get cook'n!!

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