West Palm and Soba Noodles

A few weeks ago Bob saw the trailer for Captain America and indicated he wanted to see it. I like the Marvel comics and the films that come out based on them, but poor Captain America just doesn’t interest me. So, I called Val and asked if we could set up a “play date” so the boys could see their movie … We could do some shopping. It was a date.

So Saturday morning we packed up Jessie and headed over to West Palm. We shipped the boys off to their movie and we went shopping. I desperately needed new jeans. Emmie has commented that one pair I have needs to go because they don’t fit (yes, Emmie, I am still wearing the pair you hated in the fall) and another pair is just plain falling apart. I could also use a few new things for work. So off we went, it was a successful trip and shopping with Val is about one of the only ways I don’t break out in hives thinking about it. Well. Shopping with Val and shopping on line. I even picked up a super cute pair of shoes on line this week … And they fit perfectly.

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This morning Bill took Bob out on the water for paddle boarding. Val and I were going to yoga, but between my joints and her shoulder, we decided it wouldn't be a great idea. But the boys seemed to have a good time.

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I also meant to post this recipe a few weeks ago, but just never found the time. I wanted something quick and different. I remembered the soba noodles at Jasmine in Tallahassee and decided to come up with something in that vein. I took peanut oil, soy sauce, honey, sherry vinegar and garlic for the sauce. I cooked the soba noodles and some onion, red pepper carrots and chicken tossed it all together and we had dinner.

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Bob really liked this one and so did I. It was light but had tons of flavor. I keep meaning to make it again, but lately I stare at ingredients and just can't exactly get it together. I am making a
baked tofu dish for tomorrow. I have it prepped – just have to toss the tofu in the marinade before work then make it with some squash and noodles when I get home. Hopefully I can get it together to do that.

I also came up with what may be the laziest approach to dinner I can think of. Well, maybe not the laziest, but this might come close. Bob and I love our Hello Fresh boxes. They are like a mini Christmas present every week. The food is exactly what they say – fresh and good quality – and I can get dinner together in 45 minutes. I don’t have to worry about missing an ingredient, not knowing the recipe etc. With this in mind, and knowing what the next six weeks looks like. I decided to try a second company -Blue Apron. I went with a basic four week ‘gift’ so there would be no automatic subscription and I wouldn’t have to worry about canceling at the end of this. I set the delivery date for later in the week, but now we have dinner taken care of. It feels lazy. It feels like I’m cheating, but honestly, I don’t want to eat out all of April and I just know I’m not going to have the mental capacity to get it together. Heck, I stared at the tomatoes on the counter for a good 20 minutes is week trying to figure out how I was going to stuff them. I knew, I had it planned out I just could not get started. So we will see how is works. So far, I’m not as impressed with Blue Apron as I was with Hello Fresh, but it is still first impressions. I’m try to get some pictures of different meals; try.

Hope everyone has a great week! I’ll let you know how the tofu experiment turns out.
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3 thoughts on “West Palm and Soba Noodles

  1. Emmie says:

    I’m SO burning those jeans!

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