Sunday, August 28, 2016

Tiny guest room get away

browsing pinterest and fell in love with this beauty. 

Now... I just wish my husband would let me repurpose our shed and turn it into a jewel like this one! 

Do you have a fun shed?

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Teriyaki Chicken and Noodle Bowl

I was looking for a quick asian noodle dish to whip up for my kids the other night and I came across this recipe over at damndelicious

This dish was very good so don't judge the look of the chicken on the photo. I burned it while leaving it unattended when answering the door! But hey, it did not affect its flavor whatsoever.

I only marinated the chicken for 45 minutes and the Teriyaki flavor was good and present. I had no garnish for my plate so pardon me for the lack of "gourmet look" but I promise you it is delicious and quick to make :-)


2 (5.6-ounce) packs refrigerated Yaki-Soba, discard seasoning packets* or use other type of noodle
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger (or 1/4 tsp dried ginger)
2 tablespoons honey
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 green onion, thinly sliced


In a large pot of boiling water, add Yaki-Soba until loosened, about 1-2 minutes; drain well.

In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and 1/4 cup water; set aside.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, add soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, honey and 1 cup water; bring to a simmer. Stir in cornstarch mixture until thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 2 minutes; let cool to room temperature. Reserve 1/4 cup and set aside.

In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine soy sauce mixture and chicken; marinate for at least 30 minutes to overnight, turning the bag occasionally. Drain the chicken from the marinade.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes; set aside.

Stir in Yaki-Soba* and 1/4 cup reserved soy sauce mixture until well combined, about 2 minutes.

Serve immediately, garnished with sesame seeds and green onion, if desired.

*Yak-Soba is ramen-style noodles and can be found in the refrigerated aisle of your local grocery store.