Saturday, June 1, 2013

June Is Already Jumpin'

We had a busy morning with the Salem Adult Fencing League Championships for David and me- he refereed while I fenced on Los Cuatro Tiradores Fogosos (from Spanish translated to:"the four fiery fencers"). We ended up coming in second and winning the silver medal.

Me and the team-Jill, Mike & Maria

While we were at the salle, Joshua and Mary were working at Fordyce's. David and I got to go to lunch with most of the other adult league fencers at The Flight Deck, a restaurant that we hadn't been to before today. Besides the delicious food- I enjoyed a chicken club sandwich with tater tots, and David had fish & chips- the view was amazing. This is because the restaurant is located right off the tarmac at Salem Airport, so not only did we get to watch a few small planes & a large helicopter take off and land, but we had a great view of Mt. Jefferson and the Cascades. 

The weather was so beautiful today that when we got home, I spent some time sitting on the front porch soaking in the sunshine. Afterwards, I had to figure out what to make for dinner since it was getting that time where everyone is wanting to eat. I have a bad habit of not always planning enough veggies for the whole month, but I scored when I looked in the garage freezer and found two containers of green beans and some udon noodles. Those, along with a couple of red peppers and some leftover turkey proceeded to make a stir- fry. To this was added a peanut-teriyaki sauce I threw together.

We have spent the last couple of hours sitting around the table while David is filling out paperwork for Christendom. It's so interesting and fairly humorous to hear his answers especially in regards to the roommate questionnaire! Here's the "recipe" for you to try-
Udon Noodle Stir-Fry
1 T. sesame oil
1 T. olive oil 
1 shallot, chopped fine
5 cloves garlic, minced
1# fresh udon noodles 
2 cups cooked turkey, cut in thin strips 
4 cups frozen green beans
2 red peppers, sliced 
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce

Bring large pot of water and 1 teaspoon salt to boil. When it reaches boiling point, add noodles and cook 6-7 minutes. 
While noodles are boiling, heat wok or frying pan on high for a couple of minutes. Add oils, shallot and garlic; stir until lightly browned. Add green beans, turkey & red peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally for 6-8 minutes. Mix together peanut butter and teriyaki sauce; pour over vegetable/meat mixture. Heat through. 
Drain noodles and add to vegetable/meat mixture. Mix gently until combined. Makes 6 servings.

Feel free to try this with any fresh noodles, any mixture of vegetables and any cooked meat or even tofu!

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