Saturday, April 2, 2011

A new tutorial and making takeout at home...

So I finally posted that reusable snack bag tutorial on the website.  You can view it here.

We have also been trying to cook different things at home.  Not only do we need a change of pace, but we have been getting a bit carried away with eating out.  Now in a former life I used to eat out a 3 or 4 times a week.  Now we should really only eat out once every couple of months.  Lately though we have been getting takeout from a really good (especially for the midwest) Chinese restaurant down the street.  In an effort to save a bit of money I tried making some dishes at home last night.  They turned out really great!

The first thing I made was this simple noodle soup.  I simply made chicken broth and chinese noodles.  I cooked the noodles, rinsed them under cold water and put some in each bowl.  I topped the noodles with sliced mushrooms, baby bok choy, and green onions, and poured the hot broth over it all.  We then seasoned it with soy sauce and sesame oil.  It was sooooooo good!!! And very cheap :)

Next I did a Kung Pao chicken.  The recipe I got off of allrecipes was terrible!!!  I really dislike that site. I hate when recipes get great ratings, but when you go back and read the reviews later they give the dish 5 stars but change 10 things in the recipe.  When I realized the sauce was going to be crappy I had to do some super quick improvising which turned out great!  I wish I had time to write down the recipe, but I was so rushed when I was doing it I didn't get the chance.  It was really really good.  It is nice to know that I can do it on my own!  Next week I think we are going to try some mexican food :)