Did everyone have a great weekend? It’s getting unbearably hot at Texas, so we mostly did indoor activities. I was able to re-organize my closet and that was a huge task, a fantastic one that still makes me smile from ear to ear! The whole project took less than $50, my little girl was especially excited about my new cork board accessory display, so we made her one also. The funny thing is she has more accessories than I, this means either we shop too much for her, or I need to shop more for myself! 🙂
Here is a peek at one corner of my closet:
OK enough about my closet, it’s time to talk about food. Since it’s Monday, and truly a long one, I decided to cook a “One Dish Meal” for dinner. This really is simple to make, and quite a crowd pleaser. We can pay up to $12 per order for stir fried flat noodles in a decent Chinese restaurant, to make this at home, you can pretty much just throw any available meat and vegi in, pour in the sauce and Voila, dinner is served!
1 packet of pre-sliced flat rice noodle, separated
2 shallots, or 1 small onion, chopped
1 bunch of baby bok choy, washed and cut into bite size
1/2 pound of shabu shabu beef slices (marinate with 1/2 tbsp of low sodium soy sauce, 1 tsp corn starch, 1tsp oil), set aside
2 tbsp chicken stock
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 handful of bean sprouts, cleaned
2 tbsp cooking oil
1 stalk green onion, chopped and reserve for garnish
3 Tbsp. Black Bean Garlic Sauce
1 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp. fish sauce
1 tsp. sugar
1. In a wok, heat up some oil. toss in garlic, shallots, stir until fragrant. Add in sliced beef, stir fry quickly until no longer pink, take them out of the wok and set aside.
2. Toss in bok choy. Stir-fry until veggies are cooked. pour the separated noodles into the wok, add chicken stock, stir fry until hot. Add the beef back into the wok, mix well with noodles and vegi.
3. Pour the sauce into the wok, stir fry until everything’s coated evenly, toss in the bean sprouts last, stir fry a little, serve hot into individual bowls. Sprinkle some green onions on top for garnish. Enjoy!