What is it about enlarged mammary glands and disproportionate stick thin limbs that attract little girls ?
What is it about Barbie ?
"The Venezuelan government has spent $1.4m (£860,000) importing 124,000 toys from China and is selling them at rockbottom prices in its first socialist toy fair. Barbies sold out within the first few days"
Me, I have yet to give in.
Stir fried Noodles are an all time favorite with S. Strangely this is one of the few dishes that have survived the taste of time. Most Saturday brunches at our home is egg noodles with vegetables, eggs, shrimps and maybe sausages, cooked mostly by her Dad. For weekday packed school lunch I make a similar but quicker version with Maggi minus the tastemaker.
This is a favorite with the adults in our home too. With a dash of hot sauce and some green chillie in vinegar, this easily converts to a bowl of spicy delight.
Stir Fried Egg Noodles
Cook 250 gms of egg noodles according to package directions. I usually add a few drops of oil and salt to the water and let it come to a rolling boil. Break the noodles by hand and add it to the water. Once the noodles are cooked, drain in running cold water and toss with a little olive oil. This will help to keep the strands separate and not turn into muck.
Heat Vegetable Oil in a wok
Add 2 cloves of garlic minced followed by 1 medium onion finely chopped
Fry the onion till it is soft and translucent
Cook veggies like sliced carrots, french cut beans, spring onions, peas etc. in the microwave. I have added carrots, french cut beans and asparagus this time. I also add small florets of broccoli or cauliflower at times. Thinly sliced cabbage and bell peppers are another common choice.
Add the veggies to the wok and stir fry for a minute or two. Alternately, stir fry the veggies separately and keep aside.
Add salt to taste, about 2 tsp of Dark Soy Sauce and 1 tbsp of tomato ketchup. Add a tsp of green chili sauce for grown ups.
Mix well and then add the noodles. Combine the noodles with the sauce and veggies and fry for a couple more minutes. If you have stir fried the veggies separately, now is the time to add them to the noodles in the wok.
Meanwhile in a separate frying pan, cook sausage and eggs. I usually scramble eggs and chop the sausage. You can skip this step or do your own thing
Add the eggs and sausage to the noodles and toss to combine. If it is only for grownups I add some green chili rounds to vinegar and then at the end add these green chilies to the noodles.
Adjust for seasoning and serve. This also makes for a great lunch box item.