Mandarin Sesame Nutty Noodles

I swore I would never sing in front of a large group of people ( can you say, off-key much 😦 ?!?), but since this blog is where I go to just be me …….

*ahem – ahem*

….

“Noodle, use your noodle

Noodle, do the noodle dance  

Solve a problem, it’s no strain

Use your noodle, that’s your brain

Noodle, use your noodle

Noodle, do the noodle dance 

There’s an answer you can find

Use your noodle, that’s your mind

In a bind, just use your mind

Use your noodle!!”

p.s – thanks PB & J Otter – – your crazy otters are pretty snazzy!!

This is a double-whammy post, I’ve got dinner/lunch covered and I also just serenaded you 😉

I like you – – I really really like you ( you can also tell I really like you, because I didn’t tape myself actually singing this song)

And because I like you, I’m continuing the peanut butter pandemonium !!

These noodles are creamy, with a little zing of spice, they’re quick and easy – –

In a bind – just use your mind – – make these nutty noodles 😉

Mandarin Sesame Nutty Noodles

Nutty Noodle Sauce

1/2 Cup Peanut butter

1/2 Cup Kraft Mandarin Orange Salad Dressing

1 Tbsp Marmalade

1/8 Cup Light Soy Sauce

Nutty Noodles:

3 Lbs Flank Beef thinly sliced

1 Tbsp Salt

1 Tbsp Black Pepper

1 Tbsp Onion Powder

1 Tbsp Ground Ginger

1 Tbsp Sriracha

110 Grams Spaghetti

1 Tbsp Sesame Oil

1 Cup chopped Brocoli

1 Cup sliced Celery

1 Cup sliced Green Pepper

1 Cup sliced Carrots

1/2 Cup sliced Onion

3 Tbsp Green Onions (for Garnish)

2 Tbsp Sesame Seeds (for Garnish)

Directions:

In a small bowl, add all of the Nutty Noodle Sauce ingredients and mix until well combined.

Set aside until, you are ready to add to your noodles.

In a separate bowl, mix together beef, salt, black pepper, onion, ground ginger and sriracha sauce. Allow to marinade, while you prepare all of the other ingredients.

Next, chop all of your vegetables. Feel free to add more – or even less … it’s your noodles, make them as nutty as you’d like them to be!

 

Next, boil your spaghetti as directed on the package – normally boiling for 6-8 minuets. When finished, drain all of the excess water.

Then, over medium-high heat, add your sesame oil to a large wok ( a frying pan, will work just as well :)). Add your marinated beef. Cook for 3 minutes, until the beef begins loosing it’s pink-tone. Then, add your vegetables.

Cook for 3 more minutes

– – you really just want the vegetables to be heated, by cooking them for such a short time, you are ensuring they still have their yummy crunch.

Add your nutty noodle sauce.

And now, your noodles.

Mix it – dish it – dress it -eat it!

Happy Noodling Around my loves 🙂

Stay sweet

xox

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

Dear you,

Yes – this letter is to you.

You the good look person, sitting there reading my blog.

Thank you for being such a sweetheart and reading this little thing that has become such a huge (and exciting) part of my life.

I seriously love you for doing so, and in turn I hope to rock your socks with super yummy – oh so good delicious recipes for a long long time.

You read

I’ll write and attempt to rock your socks, every single jingle time

Sweet Deal?

To carry on with my peanut butter love affair and in celebration of March being National Peanut Butter month – – I’ve found a way to rock your socks from the morning right through to the evening.

Yeppperrss – – this recipe is deee-lich-ious whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner or anywhere in between

(mmm or all of the above – – totally not speaking from experience! 😉 ).

Smooth

Creamy

Velvety

And comforting

… All wrapped up in a cozy bowl waiting for you to dig in!!

…Want some? Want Some? —Want Some?

Cooommmmeee annnndd getttt-eerrr 😉

Peanut Butter & Jell-aayy Oatmeal

Serves 1 (increase as needed for the familia)

2 Cups Milk

¼ Cups Steel Cut Oats (seriously, this stuff – – is the STUFF – – love it!!)

¼ Cups Peanut Butter

3 Tbsp. Grape Jelly (or any other kind that tickles your fancy – – you say Nutella, I say – – marry me 😉 )

Directions:

Over medium heat, bring your milk to a simmer. This should take about 3 minutes.

Next, add your peanut butter and allow to simmer for another 2 minutes.

Watch carefully for small bubbles to form- – don’t let your milk mixture boil as it burns easily (and there’s nothing worse than burnt milk *yuck*).

Add your oats.

Lower heat and allow to cook for 20 minutes, until desired consistency and tenderness of oats.

Remove from heat and spoon into your favourite bowl.

In a separate bowl, mix your jelly until it becomes a smooth syrup.

Last, drizzle your jelly over your peanut butter oatmeal.

Feeeelllll theee loooovvveee!!

There’s something special about a hot bowl of oatmeal, that makes me just want to dive in and do back-strokes (if I knew how to do back stokes :() It’s just so comforting so warmso inviting – so *yuuuuuuuummmm*!

I hope your socks have been rocked 😀

Stay sweet cutie pies

Xoxoxo