Friday, April 1, 2011

Pad Thai Update:

Well, as all of you know my cooking style is a bit here and a bit there and if I don't have or want it then I'll substitute whatever comes to mind. So that is how I treated the Pad Thai recipe that I posted on here some time ago. I have NEVER actually followed the whole thing- it has tofu, pickled radish and little salted shrimp- where do you even buy those things? I decided to try to find some recipe that would better reflecte what I actually cook up for my family as Pad Thai. The first recipe that I looked at online ended up being this one and it is much closer to what I actually make. It has the tamarind, fish sauce, chili powder/sauce, brown sugar that I have found to be the key to a GREAT Pad Thai. I am going to be sure to make a double amount of sauce I love my food to have lots of flavor and be a bit saucy. I haven't tried making pad thai with garlic, but since the garlic and the red chili are just used for cooking the chicken, I'm sure it'll be great. I love garlic and I look forward to trying it! Generally, I use whatever meat I have on hand, chicken or shrimp. My one concern is that it does not have eggs - which seems to just be an omission Here is a more accurate and fabulous Pad Thai Recipe The computer wouldn't let me copy and paste the recipe.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I AM watching YOU!

Felicity and I have been having a discussion recently. It goes something like this:

Felicity was explaining why she did something that she wasn't supposed to do.

Felicity: "I did ___ and Danarra helped, but You weren't watching us"
Mommy: "Well, it is mommy's job to teach you what the rules are and your job to follow them whether Mommy is watching or not. Mommy can not watch you all the time."

I'm not sure if it really sunk in or not, but I guess we shall see. And I think we will have to have the discussion a few more times to be sure it is understood.