Besides stress baking, I stress shop so after talking to the bakery about the wedding cakes, the reception venue about the number of guests, and various work things, I hit the stores. I bought some clothes (boring but necessary), some flats for the wedding reception (I already have heels for earlier in the evening), and then I hit William-Sonoma.
I didn’t want to buy any pans-or anything too expensive. I stood in front of their wall of sauces and rubs for a while. I considered the truffle butter but it seemed a little expensive after all the other things I bought. One of the salesperson recomended the peanut sauce and I went with that and the soba noodles.
I didn’t really have a recipe in mind but I knew I wanted a dish with the soba noodles, the sauce, some vegetables, and chicken.I started by cutting about 6 oz chicken breast into pieces and browning them in a little olive oil while boiling water for the noodles. At the same time, I defrosted my stir fry vegetables in water.
I added the vegetables to the chicken, 2 tbsp of the peanut sauce, 1 tbsp of chunky peanutbutter, 1 tsp red pepper flakes, and 1/4 cup of chicken stock. I let the stir fry simmer.and and cooked the noodles for 4 min. I pulled the noodles out of the water and into the stir fry.
Pat and I both liked it but it could have been a little spicier. Maybe a little more sauce or red pepper flakes next time but still a good meal.