Vegetable Stir Fry Noodles
Vegetable Stir Fry Noodles
Sometimes when I cook and by sometimes I mean all the time now that I’m si….”its complicated” again, I often wonder if I didn’t sweat like a beast in the slightest heat, if I should have taken Home Economics seriously back in the day when I was at Lodge School and not just take the class to be close to the females. I mean besides getting to awkwardly leer at females in the class, I did develop some useful skills, although I did more baking in that class than actual cooking.
Then I also wonder if I had taken the craft more serious, rather than just use the cooking skills to get girls out their panties on “no cash dates” back in the day if I could have been a chef!
Important point: Fellas a word of advice, learn to cook, for some reason it will drop draws faster than any nice cars or brand name clothes and it’s chea…. uhh less expensive than any date out doors. Just simple say these words. “Baby, I want to get to know you on a personal level, one on one, it’s not my intention to move to fast, so please forgive me if my proposal is too forward. But i do not want to take you out to a movie or dinner, we would be distracted by others and not really have time to bond over some truly personal conversation, how about you let me cook you dinner…. you can bring the wine!!” If delivered with the right amount of confidence and charm 99% of the time it will work. if it doesn’t you don’t want to date that chic anyway
Anyway moving on….Somehow I doubt it, I’m not a focused cook, I do it mainly out of necessity. Most of my true skills in this department came from going to get ice water from the fridge on Sundays growing up in Barbados. I’m actually surprised how much stuff stuck in my brain. But overall my style is freelance, I’m a pot flinger, I will toss ingredients in smell and that’s it. I don’t even taste the food until it’s finished. I cook by instinct, I also hate following recipes, I will read one in a book, or look at one online, think hmmmmm nice and then do my own thing.
Now in my new effort to eat more veg, less meat. I saw this recipe online for caramelized onions over multi-grain noodles. Simple right? Here’s the problem, I always look in my condiments cupboard and think, what if i add this. So I ended up with Vidalia onions, red onions, mushrooms and garlic, chopped up fling in a frying pan with some olive oil, seasoned then turned over the heat until they were cooked, added some veg stock and some red wine, dunno why I just thought good idea go for it.
From my first journey into living without meat, I realized the “bulkier” the food the more I could somehow now need the meat. hence the mushrooms, that texture and “chewability” always seemed to work before. Then I did some noodles, but it just looked like hmmmm that’s it? so out came some frozen veg, the wok, and the rest was a plate of deliciousness!!
The bottom line here….#RealMenCook