Sunday, March 13, 2011

Menu Board Monday Edition #6- Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

Hi everyone!  Thanks for stopping by for our Menu Board Monday! I am in the middle of moving and making Menu Boards, hence the reason I have been MIA this week.  But I promise not to let you down! I asked my best friend to help me out...she said YES! :)
 I am pleased to introduce you to my best friend, my Mom, Kathy!  She is here to share one of her recipes with you! {Remember, she's the reason I love to cook! She's amazing!}  Please join me in giving her a huge THANK YOU!!!

All together now......
            {Thank You!}

Mom, thanks for me helping me out! I love you bunches!  :)
Love ya more!
Your Favorite Daughter :)
Well, when all is said and done, I hope I am more help than hinderance.  I will probably mess up the button thingy and post a picture in the most inappropriate place, but here it goes!!  Love you too, dear.

When Teauna was just a little thing, I had the most amazing little gadget called a baby food grinder.  She was able to sit at the table with the rest of us and eat what we ate because of this amazing little tool.  Our favorite lunch was ramen noodles (they grind up nicely) and she loved them.  This was something limited to just lunch as my husband was and is not fond of "noodles" of any kind.  He is softening through the years (no pun intended) and so a noodle now and then makes it on the plate at our house.  I don't think, however, ramen noodles would be one that he would enjoy, but I have found a way that he does like them.  Slicks them right up, as a matter of fact.  It's a dish I have been doing for myself for lunch and he came home one day and found me ready to sit down to a nice plate of ramen stir fry and wanted to try it.  I was rather miffed that I had to share it!!  But, all is well and we now enjoy ramen stir fry quite often.  It's so simple and with a little prep is so fast and on the plate in no time.  No special tools required either.  I just use a regular non-stick fry pan.  So, not to be confused with 101 Things to do with Ramen Noodles, here is Ramen Noodle 101, Kathy style.  Hope you enjoy and make it your own.

Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

Select your favorite pkg of ramen noodes (I like oriental flavor for stir fry) and cook the noodles according to the directions and drain.  Set aside the seasoning packet to use later -- do NOT put it in with the noodles.  Meanwhile cut up all those yummy veggies that you like (in this batch I had onion, carrot, grn beans, celery, cabbage, and water chestnuts).  If you are going to add meat, it doesn't take much for stir fry and just cut it in thin strips.  We used one chicken breast seasoned with salt and pepper.  Heat oil in your fry pan or wok or whatever and drop in your veggies starting with those that take the longest to cook.  When they are still crunchy, push them out from the middle and add your meat and cook that til done and then fold everything together, including the drained noodles.  I sprinkle a little olive oil, then the seasoning packet, mix it up, plate it up and add some crunchy noodles and you are done.  Brad likes his with soy sauce and I like mine with a little sprinkle of balsamic vinegar.  Got a large family?  Simply cut more veggies and use two pkgs of noodles, etc.  So easy, so yummy, and so good for you.  (must apologize as I don't have a clue as to how to make this "printable") 

Hope this gets you through your Monday.  Thanks for letting me share with you all.  -kathy- 

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Happy Cooking!

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  1. I LOVE stir fries! And plan on posting a yummy recipe for one too! I will have to try yours because it looks so good! Good luck with your move!

  2. Kathy,

    I hope Teauna makes you a regular guest. Loved your post!

    Shhhh. I don't know how to make them printable, either. We should have Teauna do a tutorial for us!

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Tyra! Believe me... I've been warming her up to be a monthly guest on my blog for quite some time now! I'm so glad she finally gave in to me :) She's an amazing writer and I was rolling on the floor the whole time I was reading her post too!

    Kelsey... yeah I love stir-fry too but Mom didn't save me any :'( But I plan on making myself some as soon as I have a kitchen put back together:) Thanks:)

  4. Yay, Kathy! It looks delicious!! You need to post the recipe of that salad you made for my family when my Grandma passed. It was to DIE for. :o) Great post! This looks delicious.

  5. This is delicious,I cant wait to try this!I followed you from the foodie blog roll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this stir frying widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes using stir frying,Thanks!

  6. Erica... believe me, we'll be getting that recipe on here! :)

    Alisa... Thanks for the comment! The widget is there! Love Foodista!



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