I spent all weekend preparing for today’s cookie party. My friends have been getting together with my Mom and Kelly since we were in second grade to bake cookies together. It used to be pretty simple. We would make sugar cookies and decorate them, maybe some hershey kiss cookies and of course chocolate chip cookies. Over the years it has gotten much more complicated. This year we made 18 different cookies! There were too many to count but I think we had about 1,000 cookies. There are too many good cookies to only make a few, so we make them all!!! It was exhausting but so much fun. We also went to the hospital to see our friend Melissa’s new baby, baby Lillian. She is pretty adorable!
After all that cookies making the last thing I wanted to so was cook dinner. Thankfully, we had leftover Asian noodle stir fry in the fridge. This is one of my new favorite lunches/dinners. I make a huge batch, which we eat for dinner and then the rest we take for lunches during the week. So easy and much better than Subway or Jimmy John’s! You can absolutely change this up to suit your tastes. I have added asparagus, chicken, shrimp, and zucchini before. Whatever you’d like to throw in there will be just fine! I love mushrooms, water chestnuts, and baby corn so I try to always include those things. This is a great quick weeknight meal and reheats well too.
1 pound angel hair pasta
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 tablespoons soy sauce
6 tablespoons oyster sauce
3 tablespoons sesame oil
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
8 ounces mushrooms sliced
1 pound fresh broccoli florets
1/2 onion sliced into wedges
1 red pepper sliced into strips
1 can baby corn
1 can water chestnuts, sliced
Prepare vegetables. Begin boiling water. Salt the water. In a large saute pan add the vegetable oil, pepper, and onions. Cook over medium high heat for about 4 minutes. Add the broccoli and the mushrooms. Cook another 5 minutes. Make sure to coat with oil once added. Add the water chestnuts and the corn and cook another 4-5 mintes. Make sure the onions, peppers, and broccoli is tender but not mushy. Once cooked remove from heat and set aside. Add the pasta to the water and cook according to the directions on the package. While the pasta is cooking heat the sauce ingredients, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook about 2-3 minutes. Drain pasta. Add half of the sauce to the pasta. Toss to coat well. Add half of the sauce to the vegetables and coat well. Add the vegetables to the pasta and mix well.
Source: A Live Love Pasta Original