I have always wanted to say that in my posts on social media without sounding like I am begging for people to come to my blog and read what I have written. I have never been one to seek attention, good, bad, or otherwise. (Wait, what would otherwise be??) Then I made the most delicious dinner the other night and took a picture of the post deliciousness and #checkmyblogfordetails & #inprofile happened. Now, I have to make good on my promise to the 10 people who liked or commented on the picture and post the recipe OR maybe just the experience of creating the recipe. I don’t really know yet, you’ll just have to keep reading to see what transpires here. So a while ago I wrote a blog that was about dinner and how frustrating it is sometimes to figure out what to cook and how unhelpful my family can be.
Last night I didn’t know what to cook. I had chicken and some homemade curry sauce in the freezer. I also had some peppers and onions that needed to be cooked. I decided to start with the peppers and onions and really I wasn’t sure where it would go from there. I cut them up bite size (my bite size is usually to big for most people) and sautéed them with olive oil, salt, & pepper. From there I decided I wanted to cook the chicken and, wait, what is that?? Lo Mein noodles from Wegmans in the freezer? MMMMM
So then the magic started to happen.
I don’t know how to explain this magic as it has happened so infrequently in the last 5 years, since my sister’s death. But when it does, I love it.
I love the end result when my husband says, “Did you write this down so you can make it again?”
And I say, “No.”
Then quickly pull out my phone to start writing the bones of the recipe down so I don’t forget that I magically created.
I know I will never be able to recreate it. It is an impossibility to truly recreate a magic trick.
Often times that is what making dinner feels like, a magic trick. One that, even I do not understand.
So here is my attempt to give you the recipe that was magical:
- 1 yellow pepper chopped however you like it but small enough to cook all the way
- 1 small red onion diced but not to finely
- 2 average cloves of garlic (FRESH is best) cut up however you like
- 1 TBSP of olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- saute and set aside
- Cook lomein noodles, rinse and set aside
- cube chicken of your choice (3/4 of a pound or so) I used chicken thighs (5 of them)
- cook in batches in sesame oil and olive oil with a little s & p to taste
- the second batch of chicken add in 2 TBPS of soy sauce
- when all the chicken is cooked toss it together with the soy sauce and let it steam for 5 or so minutes
- toss the pepper and onions in with the chicken to coat with the soy sauce
- SERVE over the lomein noodles
No pictures. I really, honestly, didn’t think it would be good so I didn’t take any pictures. While we were eating and my family was reflecting on how they really liked it and how I should make it again, I thought, “Well Gee! I should have taken a photo for insta.”
And thus this post was born.
Maybe I will post about my cooking block that has last for 5 years. Maybe I won’t, it is a hard subject to discuss because I really do love to cook. No, really, I DO! I also love to do grocery shopping, but that is a post for another day.