Saturday, January 03, 2009

Mr. Mom



Remember that scene in Mr. Mom when Micheal Keaton makes noodles?
We made them tonight. They are known as rice noodles or cellophane noodles. If you've never cooked them, they really do cook in 2 seconds flat. They go BOOM and then are huge-mongous, as Ashley would say.
Aiden bought them a few months ago and they have been sitting on the shelf in the pantry. Then he came home with a clearance Hillshire Farms sausage a couple of days ago. I love that stuff. But this was Italian sausage. So I put it in the freezer so I could think about what to do with it. Today I decided to make the both of them together.
Turns out the Italian sausage is not all that Italian sausage-y which is good. Just to make sure my plans were at least palatable in theory I googled stir-fry and Italian Sausage. Lots of hits came up so I figured it must be do-able.
The kids and I made the noodles (in a total of 10 seconds for 4 batches... just did the whole bag) and then I made my typical stir-fry recipe just using the sausage instead of chicken or shrimp. Yum-o!
I was thinking about it all. day. long. So I ended up making dinner at 3:30. We ate at 4 so I'm sure I'll have to make some kind of dessert later but the point is that it was a HUGE success, the kids enjoyed it, and you better believe these are now a staple in our house.

1 comment:

  1. And it was sooooooooooo yummy. Thanks for the fabulous and completely on-the-fly dinner. No complaints from this peanut or his gallery.

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