Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sesame Noodles

Ughhh...back to reality.  Why do the weekends go by so quickly?  We spent some time "up north" at the cabin this weekend.  We here in Minnesota have cabins on lakes {we do have over 10,000 of them after all}.  It's a big deal.  If you don't have a cabin, you know someone with a cabin, and more than likely you've spent some time there over one of the three pinnacle summer holidays.  That's just how things work here.  Summer is sacred to us so please don't mess with it.  I have been spending summers at cabins my whole life, and quite honestly I wouldn't have it any other way.

Brazilian Caipirinha drinks to start the weekend

Rainbow after a light sprinkle

The lilacs were in full bloom
There's just something about the clean air, the thrill of a boat cruise on a sunny afternoon, and the lure of a bonfire in the evening.  Is there any better way to spend a weekend??!

I usually try and clean the food out of the refrigerator before we head up - which means we eat leftovers and random combos the two days before we go.  When we get home, there's nothing to eat until I hit up the store again.  I just haven't had time to get there yet since we've been back, so I went to my trusty recipe for Sesame Noodles.  So, so, so good and perfect as a meal itself {add some grilled chicken if you dare} or as a side dish.  Winks and nods to The Pioneer Woman for this recipe.  She knows what's up with the Sesame Noodles. 

For a little something different I added roasted  unsalted peanuts this time.  Loved the crunch it added.  Next time I may add a little creamy peanut butter for a thicker texture.....I'll be sure to share that one.

If you're having a hard time getting back into the groove, these sesame noodles will do the trick.  Enjoy them today!

Sesame Noodles
Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman
Photos by A Toast to Taste

Ingredients Needed:
1 box thin noodles - spaghetti, linguine, or asian-style noodles
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp sugar
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
3 Tbsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp hot chile oil
4 Tbsp canola oil
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1/3 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts

Cook noodles according to directions on box.

In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients (except noodles, green onions, and peanuts).  Pour sauce over warm noodles, toss to coat.  Sprinkle with green onions and peanuts.  Serve and Enjoy!


  1. What a gorgeous post! I really enjoy your blog - your story telling, beautiful photography and delicious recipes! - I have tried many of them - thanks Aanya, k.

  2. Thanks so much, Kelly! It's always fun to hear when readers are actually trying the recipes and enjoying them. Appreciate you stopping by regularly - happy eating!!


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