I don’t know how it’s possible, but I’ve never cooked Chinese food before. (Unless you include instant Ramen noodles, which I don’t.) I absolutely love Chinese food. But when I’m in the mood for spring rolls, instead of cooking, I run off to one of my three favorite Chinese restaurants, all within a few miles of my house.
But yesterday, in honor of Chinese New Year, I decided to cook Chinese. Over the weekend, my husband picked up whole wheat lo mein noodles and hoisin sauce. I sauteed the vegetables we happened to have in the house– green peas, grated carrots, diced green onions, and garlic. I cubed extra firm tofu, tossed in the already cooked noodles, and threw in a few tablespoons of hoisin sauce. Voila! Year of the Dragon Noodles. The kids loved it, and I’ve finally made my Chinese friends proud.