Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Yummy Lo Mein Recipe

I love eating Lo Mein from my favorite chinese restaurant, but it is pricey. I have been searching and searching for a good recipe to make at home, and I finally found one. My 3-year old even ate it and that girl does not eat anything, really pickest eater I have ever seen.

I found this recipe on allrecipes.com, but I listened to some of the reviews and changed things. The real recipe is here. I am going to post the recipe that I used. I did make my recipe vegetarian. We aren't vegetarians, but I made it that way anyways :) I added whatever veggies I had in my fridge. You can add so many different veggies to this recipe.

Lo Mein

4 packages of ramen noodles (It can be any flavor since you are just using the noodles)
2-1/2 teaspoons white sugar
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
1 cup vegetable broth
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cloves of garlic, minced
8 green onions, cut into 1/2" pieces (I didn't count this. I just cut up what comes in the bushel from the store)
small red pepper, diced
broccoli florets, sliced

*Keep adding the veggies. You can even add water chestnuts chopped up. Whatever you like :)*

1. Fill a pot with water (I used a 5-qt pot) and bring to a boil. Add ramen noodles and cook for 2 minutes. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in a wok, or skillet, and add garlic. Saute garlic for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add veggies and stir occasionally.
3. In medium bowl, combine sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, broth, water, sesame oil, and pepper.
4. Add sauce and noodles to the veggies in the wok. Stir.
5. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring often, or until most of the juices are gone.

Take it off the burner when you like how the sauce looks. I left mine on the stove a little too long so it wasn't very saucy,  but it still tasted really good.


Sunday, September 12, 2010


I love when my girls match! I made my girls matching dresses and I love how they turned out. Now getting a picture of all three of them is a challenge :) My 14-month old just moves too much and is too fast! Please excuse my photography skills...they are lacking!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Toddler Skirt

I love, love this skirt I made for my daughter. I just love the fabric. I used the McCall's pattern M5455. Since I used cotton fabric and not a stretch knit fabric, I changed the back of the skirt and added two buttons.

I know the pictures are horrible...I took them with my phone, but my camera is still broken :(


Friday, September 3, 2010

Recipe Friday: End-of-Summer Pasta

I have been trying out so many new recipes, ever since I started doing Bountiful Baskets. I have to use everything in my basket so I have been cooking a lot more, and eating a lot more healthy.

I got this recipe out of my latest issue of my Parents magazine. It was so yummy and light. My kids even ate it all up. The first time I made it, I substituted zucchini for the eggplant. The second time I made it, I used eggplant. I did make a few changes. I used about 5 to 6 cloves of garlic. We like our garlic! I used a lot of salt and pepper. I also used different kinds of pasta each time I made it.

End-of-Summer Pasta

  • 1/4  cupextra-virgin olive oil
  • 2  medium eggplants, cut into 1/2 to 1-inch chunks
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1  lb.farfalle or other dried pasta
  • 6  small or 3 medium tomatoes, cored, seeded and cut into 1/2 to 1-inch chunks
  • 1  to 2 tsp.thinly sliced garlic
  • 1/2  cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil for garnish (optional)
Directions 1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the eggplant, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, and stir occasionally until it's browned and tender, about 15 minutes.
2. Add pasta to boiling water and prepare as directed. While its cooking, add the tomatoes and garlic to the eggplant mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until everything is nicely softened, about 10 more minutes.
3. When the pasta is done, drain and toss with the eggplant sauce and Parmesan. Adjust the seasoning and garnish with basil if you like.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Technical Difficulties

I wanted to have more posts posted and new items in the Janey Sue shop, but I can't get the pictures off of my camera! The USB cord to transfer the pictures from my camera to my computer broke. Plus, I cannot find it in the stores. I had to order it online and now just wait for it to arrive on my doorstep.

Check back soon...we are having an awesome giveaway :)

Am I the only one that has a million sites bookmarked? Almost all my bookmarks are projects that I want to make. Their are so many talented people out there, that my bookmarks grow daily. I am starting a new goal. Sew something for myself, kids, house, family once a week. 4 projects done a month...I will keep you posted on my progress. You can follow along too. Every Thursday I am going to post the project that I am completing for that week. If you love it too then follow along. We even created a CraftingLT flickr group so you can add your photos too. I am new to flickr and am still figuring it out. We would love to see any of the projects you are working on, so feel free to add away :)

Since my camera is busted and a post needs pictures, here are some projects that I would love to make!!!

Split Twirl Skirt by Crap I've Made

Lime Green Necklace by V and Co

Messeanger Bag from Cargo Pants by Noodleheads
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