For dinner tonight I wanted to make a mix of Allrecipe’s Peanut Noodles” and Lilias’ Sesame Noodles but with Max’s screwed up naps today I didn’t have time to go out and buy green onions. No problem, I thought, I’m used to substitutions. It won’t be ideal, but I figured I could use plain white onion. Until I discover that I must have tossed my sesame oil since it was old. How the hell am I going to do this without green onions or sesame oil?
I found that, while racing through Stop & Shop and apparently not label-reading, I grabbed a bottle of this:
It has all of the ingredients I needed to add – garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil – with the added bonus of MSG, caramel coloring, and natural flavors. Whoops! Yeah, I don’t normally add those, but it came out great, and in a pinch it works!
As an aside, James and I loved it. Toby told me it was a crappy dinner. Delightful!