Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Peanut Noodles and Beef Lettuce Wraps

I was going to post the 15 new recipes that I've made over the last few months but then I realized you guys probably already know how to turn on the oven and place frozen food inside.  I was getting so good at this cooking thing and then I just fell off the wagon.  Let me tell you, I've lost my mojo.

I'm not really too sad about this, I mean life gets in the way sometimes.  I never told myself I wouldn't be the mom who fills her kids with PB&J and Macaroni and Cheese.  Being super healthy and homemade in the food department was never a huge goal of mine.  My biggest goal quite honestly is to make it through day with some sort of semi smile on my face.

Let's face it some days are rough.  I'm mother to a 5 and almost 2 year old, and I'm sort of obsessive about a clean house.  This is not a good combination as some of you might know.  I was doing good for awhile there but now all I'm finding is popcorn kernels and Strawberry Jam smashed into my pretty rugs.

Let me also mention that on Christmas Eve my almost 2 year old hit an entire glass of red wine out of my husbands hands, it landed on the carpet...I almost cried...except I had already had some wine so that helped curb my "Husband how could you not have held onto the big red glass of red wine" reaction.  Now every time I walk downstairs the only thing I see is the red wine stain that's oddly the shape of Florida, like a huge huge huge version of Florida.  I don't particularly enjoy the state anymore!

So the food in the pictures, well it's one of the one things I made fresh over the last week or so.  My husband almost shat a brick coming home to a full on meal.  Yes I said "shat a brick", Despite the lack of real cooking going on in my house I do manage to keep very ladylike behavior.

You can find the delicious Simple Asian Soy Peanut Noodles Here (I used Udon Noodles).
You can find the Scrumpdiddlyuptious Asian Beef Lettuce wraps here.

The noodles hold up for days!  Thanks Georgia from The Comfort of Cooking, the recipes were so tasty and super simple.  Shoot - I used Chili Sauce from a packet from Panda Express so I didn't have to go buy any, cause that how I ROLL.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Scrumptious! A great combo.

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014!



Velva said...

I lose my cooking mojo on a regular basis. I strive to get a real meal on the table but life happens, and the microwave rings often to let us know that our meal is done (laugh).

Happy New Year!


Pam said...

Well this seems like a perfectly lovely way to get a little of that mojo back!

Danelle M said...

I'm kind of OCD about the house too. I'd like to say it gets better when they get older, but the messes just get....different. ;) But the food looks fabulous and the photos are gorgeous! :)

Val said...

What a super yummy meal. My little one would love those noodles.

Bake-A-Holic said...

I go through phases with cooking. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I would rather be knockin' back a bottle of wine and munching on some gourmet cheese all by myself while the kids and husband fix their own dinner. Just sayin... only sometimes. Keep up all the fun cooking and blogging! I enjoy your posts :)

Cathleen said...

This looks delicious. I just had dinner, but I'm getting hungry again :)

Just Cake Girl said...

This looks very yummy!

Pam said...

I remember those days with young ones running around. Cooking sometimes takes a back seat to hanging with the kiddos and cleaning up wine stains on the floor.

The noodles & lettuce wraps look tasty.

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