Posted by Erin B.
My mom texted me midday today. “Dinner at 6?”
“Sure”, I replied.
“Peanut noodles ok?” she texted back. I replied with an enthusiastic “Hell yeah!”, and for the rest of the day was super excited for dinner. I’m a sucker for noodles.
They were totally yum. She free-balled it and added red onion and baby bok choy, which was quite well played. Bravo mother, bravo. And! Served with a side of strawberries!
The cruise is a week away and more than the beautiful tropical locals, I’m looking forward to our dinners together. We went on a family cruise 2 years ago, and dinner together every night was one of the major highlights. That and pure cream in our coffee every night. You know, the important things in life.
Posted by Karen
For me, a big advantage of this experiment is that everyone knows when dinner is. Usually I’m texting my husband throughout the afternoon to triangulate when he’ll be home. It’s nice to be able to plan exactly when we’re eating and to actually have everyone show up at that time.
Shrimp was on sale at Harris Teeter, so Wednesday night that meant Coconut Shrimp Soup, a favorite of ours. Tonight was tuna steak (also on sale at the Teet) with a side of Spicy Peanut Noodles. I try new peanut noodle recipes every couple of weeks, and this version was one of my favorites. Here it is:
Spicy Peanut Noodles
1/3 cup vegetable broth
1/3 cup natural chunky peanut butter (Trader Joe’s is good)
3/4 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1–2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce (depends on how spicy you like it)
1 clove garlic, minced (this makes it extra garlicky, so omit if you’re alliumphobic)
10–12 ounces dry pasta (linguine, soba noodles, whatever)
3 green onions, sliced
Whisk together the first seven ingredients. Cook and drain the pasta. Combine noodles, sauce, and green onions in a large bowl.