Jun 29, 2010

Soup 'n Salad

June 29, 2010

You'll have to excuse my little extended weekend hiatus. I had a half marathon to run (survived) and a husband to longingly admire. Not to mention our five year old house guest who almost ripped his face off on our treadmill--Biggest Loser style. Just a tad of preoccupation over here.

Plus, we've had a lot of recipe repeats in the form of stir-fry, green smoothies, wilted greens, and salads. Also, I'm still going long and strong with the blanching. My freezer's never looks so good--and the fridge is being such a jealous bitch about it.

I've got a couple new ideas for you guys today. Believe it or not, my husband's coming home from work at a kind of reasonable time tonight, which means we get to eat dinner and yell at the kids together. Yay!

In an effort to avoid a mad rush and a shitastically messy kitchen when all I want to do is watch So You Think You Can Dance, I whipped this up and stuck it in the fridge:

There's thick layer of CSA shredded napa cabbage on the bottom of the dish, Asian noodles doused with teriyaki sauce in the middle, beef stir-fried with sesame seeds, and some mandarin oranges and CSA peas to top it off. If I have any green onions left to go around, I'll toss 'em on the top before we eat.

Now I know a few of you are wondering about the Asian noodles. They look just like spaghetti (because that's probably all they are), and you can find them in the Asian section of your grocery store. I know what you're saying..."I don't know if my grocery store even has an Asian section."

Listen, I live in Central Maine. The waiters at our Chinese restaurants are as white as my tall kitchen trash bags. If there's an Asian section at my grocery store, there's got to be one at yours.

Here's something else I've been whipping up over here:

As you can clearly see on the label, it's a soup starter. It's nothing more than purred garlic scapes and green onions--but this winter, when I add potatoes, a cup or two of heavy cream, and a few inches to my thighs, it'll be something super, super special.


  1. When I first saw that picture, I thought you had prepared something that was 3 feet diameter and I felt very frightened of those mammoth peapods. Ha!

    Really enjoying both your blogs!

  2. Mmmmm...beef and orange salad.

    Amy, dear, you had me until this one. LOL!