I do experimental cooking on the weekends. I had plans
for things to try on Sunday, but then a chronic condition
acted up and left me without the energy or desire to
cook food. Saturday's leftovers to the rescue!
jjol myeon (Korean spicy chewy noodles) with vegetables.
I don't know the proper way to cook jjol myeon - the
packaging is no help to this non-Korean-reading person,
and I haven't found any website that could tell me much
than "noodles with vegetables." So, I cooked
it pretty much the same way I cook yakiudon: pull veggies
and other likely things out of the fridge (in this case
lotus rootlets, shiitake mushrooms, broccoli stems,
red cabbage, yellow squash, and snow peas), stir-fry
them, then dump the cooked noodles in and stir-fry them
a little more. Lately I haven't even been stir-frying
things properly - I've been simmering them in shiitake-infused
water, which adds some nice flavor and leaves out the
oil calories. Oh, I also put some of the spicy sauce
on the noodles, but only as much as I could tolerate.
The noodles came with two sauce packages. I've used
up over half of the noodles and less than a third of
one of the sauce packages. Me and my wimpy taste buds.
In front of that I have a rather freaky
rainbow rolled omelet. This time I had two cups
of egg - one red and one blue - and I alternated between
the two to get that stripy look. On the other side there
be a peanut mochi, some fresh lychees, and a fruit
salad made with mango, grapes,
and more grapes.