Archive | March, 2011

Singapore Noodles

13 Mar

When I would order Chinese food at home, my go-to dish was typically General Tso’s or wonton soup. Then, I was turned on to a new dish by a friend: Singapore Noodles or Singapore Mei Fun, depending on the restaurant. It’s a spicy noodle dish with vegetables and meats. It quickly became my new favorite go-to dish and I haven’t had General Tso’s since.

Last week, I was craving some Singapore Noodles like it was my job. The problem with that is that I couldn’t order it because my restaurant doesn’t charge a ton for it (which is AWESOME), but it doesn’t meet the minimum delivery order requirement. So, since Boyfriend is out of town, I can’t order in.

I decided to make my own! Ambitious, yes. But, worth the time and creativity. You can see the recipe here. Here is a picture to entice you. Enjoy!


Mardi Gras

9 Mar

Today is Ash Wednesday. That means yesterday was Fat Tuesday – Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras means a ton of food and King Cake. I was a lucky one and got to have both. And even better: I BAKED my own King Cake! But, I’m getting ahead of myself. First off was the Beth’s Bake.

Beth’s Bake is a creation from Boyfriend’s childhood friend’s mother. I know, it’s a long way out, but thank goodness for that friend’s mother! This dish is like lasagna with crescents instead of noodles. It’s so hearty and perfectly delicious. So, while we started cooking this for dinner, I got started prepping the King Cake.

I was really hesitant about how it was going to turn out since I don’t have the best luck with cakes in the first place. Second of all, I didn’t really have the proper tools. I fudged my way around the recipe and managed to produce a somewhat decent cake.

So, with a belly full of King Cake, I began seriously thinking about what I was going to give up/do for the better. I always try to think about it ahead of time so I don’t fall back on the usual “giving up dessert.” (I dislike giving up dessert because that really signifies the end of my meals!) So, here’s what I came up with: I’m going to give up swearing all together. For the better, I’m going to work on not saying God’s name in vain. I’ll let you know how it goes in 40 days. 🙂 Happy Ash Wednesday.