Sunday, May 23, 2010
My husband loves the outdoors. He works outside, loves hiking, camping, fishing, etc. So it made sense to me to buy him a fishing permit and a gift card to an outdoors store for our first wedding anniversary (they are paper after all!). It honestly was one of the best gifts I've ever given him because I got to see him enjoy something he's so passionate about. He spent an evening earlier in the week getting all his fishing stuff ready and Friday afternoon we went out to our favorite spot so he could fish.
We knew going into it he probably wouldn't catch anything. It was in the middle of the afternoon, which hubby says is not the best time to fish. And he didn't research what kind of fish were at the lake so he didn't have the ideal bait. It was more of an introduction to fishing for me. He showed me the bait he had, explained it to me, and told me stories of fishing trips he's had in TX.
I know that this will be the first of many fishing trips we have. I'm not sure that I'll ever bring myself to fish. I'd just feel too bad for the fishies :( but I can appreciate that it's something that Rick enjoys, and I'll be perfectly happy to take a book along and just relax in the sun with my wonderful hubby.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I'm a big noodle fan. Noodles are seriously comfort food for me, and I love them so much I can even eat them with just butter and salt (yum!). I was looking for a good asian style noodle recipe the other day and found this one (on my fave website www.allrecipes.com). The reviews seemed good so I was excited to give it a try.
I couldn't find safflower oil so I used vegetable oil. I reduced both the vegetable oil and the sugar to half (3 tablespoons each). I skipped the toasted sesame seeds as I couldn't find those either and added teriyaki chicken to make it a complete meal. Yum yum!
- 1 (16 ounce) package linguine pasta
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 6 tablespoons safflower oil
- 6 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 6 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons chili sauce
- 6 green onions, sliced
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
- Bring a pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and transfer to a serving bowl.
- Meanwhile, place a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in garlic, sugar, oil, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Pour sauce over linguine, and toss to coat. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.