Potato Glass Noodles

IMG_9420_1

Bill and the kids and I went to our favorite Asian market recently to stock up on a few things and get ingredients for a couple of meal ideas Bill had been kicking around.  Part of the fun of shopping there (besides the fabulous butcher, “Tommy” who talks fishing with Bill) is finding and trying out new and different ingredients.  Sometimes we’ll just see something and buy it, figuring we’ll find a use for it eventually.

This time around, while the kids were searching for chicken feet in the poultry section (yes, really), I noticed bags of these noodles on an aisle shelf nearby.  I saw that these were made from potato starch, rather than bean starch, and they were kind of gray in color, and, well, they just looked cool.

So I had to get them.

French Fridays with Dorie – Spicy Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup

IMG_7400

I can’t begin to tell you how happy I was when I took a look at this recipe.  Really.  Actually, “happy” doesn’t begin to cover it.  It’s happy plus…familiarity.  Like seeing an old, very dear friend.

Thai Spring Rolls, Green Chicken Curry, Sesame Noodles, and Rice Noodle Soup with Shrimp and Banana Blossoms

Before we had kids, Bill and I used to cook meals together a lot.  When we had kids, that kind of fell by the wayside for a while because someone usually had to tend to a baby or a small toddler or a baby AND a small toddler or two small toddlers…until now.  Now, we'veContinue reading “Thai Spring Rolls, Green Chicken Curry, Sesame Noodles, and Rice Noodle Soup with Shrimp and Banana Blossoms”

Oktoberfest 2007 – Part 4 – the Spaetzle

In my slowly continuing recap of a meal we put together for Oct 13th, here are the 4th recipe I'm posting.

You can see the others here:

OktoberFeast – Part 1 – the Sauerkraut

OktoberFeast – Part 2 – the Onion Cake

OktoberFeast – Part 3 – the Sauerbraten

Today it's all about the Spaetzle