This meal was called, “Open the fridge, see leftover pasta, see zucchini, come up with a sauce dinner.” Sometimes that’s how the best recipes are born! Yes, I know it’s a little strange that I happened to have all of the ingredients for this sauce in my fridge, let’s just say its very well stocked. I will never be able to compete with my parent’s refrigerator, but I’ve accumulated quite a few interesting ingredients in my culinary adventures. Fish sauce, chili sauce, sriracha & coconut oil just happen to be a few of them.
This is a great dish to make with leftover pasta, I had some from a pasta salad I made earlier. Who really eats an entire pound of pasta at once anyways? What’s that? A family? Oh, right. Well, it’s just us right now, so a pound is just WAY too much. It tastes a lot like it’s yummy greasy cousin (Pad Thai), but with a little American (or Italian?) twist. Ok, it’s just a mutt, the way most of my dishes are, or “fusion” if I want to sound fancy.
Simply make the peanut sauce, sauté some vegetables, mix it all together and you’ve got yourself a meal! It was really filling too, I almost couldn’t make it through my whole plate.
Oto (our dog) really loves it when I slam things with my kitchen mallet. He loves it so much he feels the need to bark the entire time and jump up trying to grab it. It’s really fun. It makes slamming things with a hammer even more relaxing than it usually is.
Just top the pasta mixture with some of those crushed peanuts & green onions and you’re ready to jam!
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:
We tried stand up paddle boarding for the first time last night, it was AWESOME! Of course I don’t have any actual photos since that would require me carrying my iPhone on the board with me which was NOT going to happen. So I snapped this picture as we were driving away. Does that not look like a perfect night for paddle boarding? 75 degrees, not a cloud in the sky and completely still water. Gorgeous!
I was a little shaky at first but I started to get more comfortable towards the end. Soon I’ll be attempting some burpees on that thing! Let’s see how long it takes us to purchase some boards. Like we don’t have enough hobbies already. But it’s SO much fun! Pretty please, can I get one??