Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thai Peanut Noodles

   Thai is what is on the menu! Noah loves Thai food and so I have been wanting to make him some since we were married and had not gotten around to it. For supper tonight we had Thai peanut noodles and it was so good. I already had a ready made sauce so that made my meal that much easier as well. I found a recipe and changed it up a little to make it mine.

  Thai Peanut Noodles
Green pepper
Thai Kitchen Peanut Satay Sauce
Olive oil
Soy sauce
Rice noodles

My mise en place

 Place a pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil. Mean while in a fry pan add your oil and heat. Add your garlic and let cook for a couple of minutes and then add you chopped chicken, green pepper and carrot, sprinkle with salt and let cook until carrots are tender. When the pot of water comes to a rolling boil turn off burner and remove from heat. Place the rice noodles in the water and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the noodles are soft, then drain. In a small bowl combine the peanut sauce, salt, sugar and soy sauce and whisk until well combined. Mix the sauce with the chicken mixture in pan and add the rice noodles. Mix all together and it is ready to serve. Garnish with cucumber sticks and chopped peanuts! 

Finish product!
   Noah love it so my Thai night was a success and it was very easy. Now I just need to pull my Thai cookbook out and see what recipes I can find in there to try out.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Key lime Cheesecake

   I said after the wedding it was going to be a long time before I made any cheesecakes again but Noah just loves them and I enjoy doing some baking once in a while so I have made a couple in the last 9 months. I asked Noah what one of his favorite cheesecakes would be and he told me key lime. So I decided I would make him one the other Saturday afternoon and we took it to church for the lovefest. It turned out very good, and was a lot of fun to make. I candied some of the lime rinds to garnish the top of the cheesecake. It turned out great, I had fun and Noah love it! 

Key lime Cheesecake!!