Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mmm peanut noodles!

peanut noodles 05-25-11

This recipe got the Llama seal of approval!

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Peanut sauce:
In a medium sauce pan combine:
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
2 Tbsp crunchy peanut butter
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1/4 C water
2 Tbsp milk
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp hot sauce (optional)
1/2 C chopped peanuts (optional)

bring to a simmer, turn off heat and allow to cool

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, throw in about a cup of frozen lima beans, bring back to a bail and cook for about 10 minutes. Add a cup each of frozen peas and beans, bring back to a boil, and add a package of soba noodles, cook according to the directions.
Drain, and toss with peanut sauce, serve and enjoy!

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Mother's day!

Happy mother's day all!!

Here are some cards the Llama and I made for his grandmothers using home made watercolors and markers:

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mom day card 05-03-11

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tonight's dinner: Smokey bean soup

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Its pretty unremarkable looking, but super tasty.

2 c Roman beans, soaked over night
1 lg onion
4 cloves garlic
1 bay leaf
1 tsp whole peppercorns
1 Tbsp thyme
4-6 dashes liquid smoke
1 C carrots
1 C celery
4 c potatoes
1 Tbsp vegetable bullion
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp red wine vin.

sauté the onions until translucent
add the garlic and sauté a minute more.
Add the beans, about 8 C water, bay, peppercorns, thyme and smoke.
Simmer for about 40 minutes.
Add carrots, celery and potatoes and bullion, simmer about 20-30 minutes more, until beans are cooked and vegetables are tender. Add soy sauce and vinegar. Serve.
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