Monday, January 4, 2010

Curly Noodle Ham Skillet

Recipes evolve for me over time.  They start out someone else's idea and morph into something that is mine.  This one is in the process of change.  Experiment with the type of noodles and sauce until you find what you like.  Substitute vegetables depending upon what your family likes or what you have. 

Curly Noodle Ham Skillet Dinner
1T. vegetable oil
1 carrot peeled and sliced
1 bell pepper
1 c. snap peas
1 1/2 c. mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1 clove garlic minced
7.25 oz package of oriental style noodles
1/4 c water
1 1/2 T. Stir Fry sauce, your favorite kind
2 T. Soy sauce
2 C. fully cooked ham cut into bite size pieces

In a large skillet, heat the oil.  Add the carrot and pepper and move them around in the oil to coat.  Add the peas, mushrooms and garlic.  Add the water and bring to a simmerl.  Put a lid on the pan and cook for 3 - 5 minutes to soften and sweat the vegetables.  Remove the lid.

I'm using soft noodles purchased from the refrigerator eisle of the grocery.  I discard the seasoning packet.  It isn't real food. I'm not sure what it is. 

Add the noodles to the skiillet, the stir fry sauce and soy sauce, the ham and stir to combine and heat throughout.

Taste it and add more seasoning if you like.  Or serve with soy sauce or sweet chili sauce.  We enjoy this and I can produce it in less than 30 minutes on the nights I need a little help. .

Dinner's ready.  Time to knit and be happy.

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