Thursday, February 07, 2008

Happy Chinese New Year!

it's the year of the rat, which is michael's year. although i think this year is an earth rat or some such thing and he is a water rat. i'm not sure how that works. and just because i know you're interested, i am a metal monkey. i like the idea of that.

anyway, i wasn't going to make anything special today because etsy orders were nuts. but i got out of work really early yesterday and i had a decent amount of time to get stuff done. so i decided to make a really simple, doubtfully traditional chinese dinner.

rice noodles (uncut for long life) with kale (green, leafy, money-like!) and shredded carrots (i have no idea what that would mean). i made a sauce out of a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter thinned with some hot water, tamari, and hoisin. for dessert, some mandarins.




i've also had the good fortune of being a tester for another of isa chandra moskowitz's and terry romero's books (are there too many 's's in that?). tonight i made isa's banana everything cookies. seriously, like warm, sweet banana oatmeal. these were so amazing with some tea. i want to eat these next time i'm snowed in. i would be all warm and cozy under my blankets in my zip-up once-piece ducky pjs sprawled on the couch, watching silly things on tv whist eating my cookies and drinking my tea. best.snow.day.ever!

6 comments:

Vegyogini said...

How in the world do I get to be a tester for these books? I'm so jealous!

Blake said...

Man those cookies looks great! I am supper stoked.

B.A.D. said...

Waoh.. sorry esme that was me. not blake, he must have been using my laptop last.

Wheeler's Frozen Dessert said...

Those look awesome! I love snow days.

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

Banana cookies and kale...yum. I'm also jealous that you're a recipe tester!

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