Sunday, August 13, 2017

Stuff We Cooked + Noodle Antics

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Noodle says “hi” on International Cat Day on 8/8.

We cooked a couple of new dishes that are really good.  First up is this Beef Stir-Fry with Bell Peppers and Black Pepper Sauce.  It seriously was better than restaurant!  The beef was so tender and the texture was awesome.  The sauce was  perfect.

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We also made this Farro Salad with Asparagus, Sugar Snap Peas, and Tomatoes.  I went grocery shopping and had a hard time finding the farro.  I tried looking in the bulk grains section and couldn’t find it.  Finally the store clerk found it for me in the packaged grain/rice section.  It was Bob’s Red Mill organic farro.

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We also made homemade chocolate ice cream.  This is custard ice cream, it has egg yolks in it.  Super creamy and super-chocolatey!  After churning in the ice cream machine it looked like soft serve.

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Then we put it in a glass container and put it in the freezer.  It becomes real ice cream

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We invited our next door neighbors Fred & Annie over for chocolate ice cream one afternoon and they loved it! 

Here are the latest Noodle antics.  He climbed onto Todd’s recliner chair and squeezed himself onto Todd’s lap while Todd was reading.

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Belly up and flirting for pets.

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Sleeping at the front window, “guarding” the house!

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Jumping up onto a high shelf, trying to find treats.  We used to keep a bag of treats up there, but one day after work we found that he had jumped up there, batted down the bag, and chewed it open and ate a bunch of treats!  I guess he thought it was worth a try to see if there are still treats up there!

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  1. I love reading about Noodle. A cat with real personality.

  2. I am going to try that stir fry recipe. Thanks!

  3. I just watched the episode of ATK with the farro salad recipe.
    Last week I made a farro salad from Lidey's Table (she works with Ina Garten)
    that was really good too.

    I'm printing out the stir fry recipe to try over the weekend. Looks great.

  4. popping back to say we made the stir fry and it was SO good!!
    thanks for sharing the recipe, Christine!

    1. Of course! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Now I want to make it again, ha ha!


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