Monday, December 15, 2008

Lo Mein with Stir Fry Vegetables

Hi all. The upside to being sick is getting better, and with a vengeance! I think my bedroom is the cleanest room in America. The carpet was steam cleaned & dust was eliminated from every single surface including fan, walls, curtain rods & above the door trims. It even smells & feels healthier.

And speaking of healthy, I found this recipe in a magazine & knew I wanted to make it right away. But instead of using napa cabbage, carrots & Teriyaki I changed it up to suit our tastes better. It was really good & even better over the next day or two!

8 oz thin spaghetti
3 tblsp vegetable oil
1 lb ground chicken
Salt
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 green onions (scallions), thinly sliced including white parts
1 pkg sliced white mushrooms
1 pkg broccoli slaw
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup water
1 jar Thai Chili Sauce


Cook spaghetti as directed. Set aside. In 12 inch skillet heat 1 tblsp oil on medium high until hot. Add chicken & 1/8 tsp of salt. Cook until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Transfer to bowl with slotted spoon. To the drippings in skillet, add garlic, scallions & 1 tblsp of oil. Cook 1 minute. Stir in mushrooms, cook 5 minutes. Add broccoli slaw & ground ginger. Cook for 5 minutes until veggies are tender, stirring often. Add the remaining tblsp of oil if needed.

Add Thai chili sauce, spaghetti & chicken to the veggie mixture. Cook 2 minutes to blend flavors & heat through.

My Thoughts:

I changed the original recipe so much to get to what is above so I really have no additional thoughts. If you're not a mushroom lover, these can be substituted with red & green peppers. Teriyaki sauce can also be used in place of the Thai chili sauce. This dish was awesome as lunch for the next 2 days.

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And for a little sweetness to round out the meal...

Photo of Tristan by the fireplace, used for this year's Christmas card.
Tristan (right) & friend Angel on last week's playdate.

33 comments:

Lula! said...

Please. Come. Help. Me. Clean.

Seriously. I cannot click for a printable recipe...because if I don't get my house cleaned up this week I'll be putting bamboo shoots underneath my fingernails. Self-imposed torture. I deserve it.

Sigh...
Sorry to get all morose in your comments. I'm going back to look at Tristan's picture--that will make me feel better, for sure.

Posh And Trendy Living Frugal said...

Tristan is a cutie!!
I love Lo Mein so definately will have to give your recipe a try.. I too use broccoli slaw in my cooking.. in fact I added half a pkg of it to my last turkey noodle soup. Yummy stuff.

Tabitha Blue said...

Cute photos, great looking recipe, and OMG a super clean room!!! Wow, I don't think I've ever done that much being sick!! Good for you!!! You can come help me clean ANYTIME!!!!!


Oh, and ps... sexy shoes always help lead to a magical night!! ;)

~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

mommaof4wife2r said...

i had no idea i could do lo mein this way. my fam is going to get a surprise tonight! thanks!

and batman and guitar hero are awesome!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Umm that looks good. I am a mushroom lover but my family isnt. Where do you purchase the Thai chili sauce at? and is is hot?

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh - look at that little cutie - glad to hear you are feeling better!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh - look at that little cutie - glad to hear you are feeling better!

Kristina P. said...

I LOVE mushrooms, so this would be perfect for me.

Pam said...

I am glad you are feeling better. The lo mein with veggies looks healthy and tasty... I love mushrooms and always look for recipes using them.

Maria said...

I love all of the veggies in this one! Cute photos at the end! Glad you are doing better!!

Jen said...

I am so loving the sweetness with this meal.

scargosun said...

I would make this tonight but I made Chicken Garlic Stir Fry last night. I am in a cooking rut, blah!

Ace C said...

SO what's the difference between this and chow mien?

Carrie said...

Mmmmmmm. I LOVE Lo Mein!! Sounds delicious!

And how CUTE is he??

Rachel said...

Did you do the cleaning? I definately need a thorough dust bunny cleaning for sure! I can't believe how much dust accumulates!

KDLOST said...

whoo hoo clean room! loooove that feeling.

yumm-o (lol) to the lo mein! looks great, i'll have to try that.

precious little guy, as always!

The Blonde Duck said...

Love the batman cape!

Michelle said...

It rained all day today so I got a ton of cleaning done. Isn't it the best!!

The lo mein looks yummy. I never thought to cook the broc. slaw. I'll have to give that a try.

Tristan is one rockin' little dude!

Mommy2Twinkies-Deb said...

Very cute photos! I'm doing the chocolate covered pretzels for my kids school too! I'm going to try this recipe.. next week. Hubby is traveling all week :-(

So, for my early Christmas, I made ham and turkey (actually I bought those from Honey Baked Ham co to same me some time...), sausage stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted broccoli with pine nuts and currants, and an oreo cheesecake. My first time with the oreo cheesecake, so it came out ok, but I think it needed to cook a little longer. My chef brother (Uncle Pirate) say to try the bain marie next time.

quitecontrary1977 said...

That looks like the best play date ever! I wonder what kind of make believe game involves batman and a rockstar??

scrappysue said...

ah - yum, then CUTE! wanna come cook for me tonight!!!

~Marie~ said...

Sounds yummy!

Hey I tried the Carmelized Chili Shrimp you posted a while back and it was so yummy. I made it for my best friends holiday cocktail party. My mom has since requested I make it again for Christmas.

:-)

Pumpkin Delight said...

What? You were sick and you cleaned every inch of your house? I'm so impressed. I'm sick right now and can barely get out of bed. You are Wonder Woman!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness! Look at him! He is absolutely gorgeous! He so reminds me of Tate! Tate even has that 22 shirt. Love the guitar. He is a precious rock star!!!!!

Deb said...

This sounds yummy! When I went all organic and natural I craved asian food so bad! I've had to come up with ways to get my fix at home & it's ten times better! I will definitely be making this one! Thanks!

Tam said...

HI stalked over finally and it afte midnite..LOL NOW I am hungry...thanks to your yummy ideas here...well off to see what I can nibble...LOL

Mo said...

Glad you are loving the cd. He is such an amazing artist IMO.

I love the costume and guitar playing play date pictures. There are times being a kid again would be just fantastic.

The Rockin' Wife said...

Love the Christmas card, photo...So handsome. I am trying to eat less meat, so will be making your veggie lo mein this week! Thanks!

Lump said...

oh yum lo mein! I wouldn't share this with anyone.

wonderful photos!! he has such a sweet smile! :)

Nazarina A said...

Your little boy is just too cute for words!He is adorable! I love the way you dressed up his little tree. He is special and little and so he gets an adorable little tree! LOL He is going to be a little heart breaker ha! ha!

Thanks for linking the picture and those kind words about me! I appreciate it. You always make things look so classy!!! Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year! I am taking a little break from blogging, too much to do, but I shall visit your blog from time to time when I am not so busy.
I can only imagine all the great eats and festivities in your home. Your guests and family are lucky to have you!

Life with Kaishon said...

The meal looks delish! And that Tristan....well, he could not be cuter!

Yaya said...

Cute xmas card pic!

Elbowgrease said...

Thoes two are adorable! Especially your little guy, of course!