Beef & Mushrooms with Egg Noodles and Polenta Pudding

JenJen came over last night for dinner and to watch a movie chez moi. I made a simple homey noodle dish that we used to eat a lot back at home. Jen took care of the dessert and made Polenta corn pudding.  Cooking these kinds of food always gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling of nostalgia, which brings me closer to home but which also makes me miss it and my Mom’s cooking more.

Beef & Mushrooms With Egg Noodles and Polenta Pudding

Ingredients:

Beef, Mushrooms, Garlic, Spring onions, Soy sauce, Corn starch, Pepper, Oil

Instructions:

  • After cutting the beef into thin slices, marinate them with corn starch, pepper and soy sauce
  • Cut the mushrooms into slices
  • Chop the garlic
  • Pour some oil in the pan, and fry the garlic, then add the beef and cook for 3 minutes
  • Throw in the mushrooms and stir fry for 5 minutes
  • In the meantime, boil 3 cups of water and add the egg noodles when the water is ready
  • Drain the noodles, add oil and some soy sauce and mix them well
  • Fry the eggs (optional)
  • Put everything together nicely on a plate and sprinkle some spring onions on on top

Polenta pudding

Ingredients:

Polenta pudding powder, Milk, Sugar, Dry raisins, Coconut powder, Vanilla essence

Instructions:

  • Soak the Polenta powder in cold water and get rid of the water (skim off the floating bits)
  • Add milk and bring it to boil over medium low heat
  • Add sugar, 2 drops of vanilla essence and the dry raisins
  • Stir constantly to avoid burning
  • Pour the whole thing in a bowl or plate and leave it to cool down
  • Sprinkle grated coconut on top
  • Allow it to cool down and put it into the fridge
  • Go watch a movie and serve when it’s cold enough

VOILA!

Advertisements

Easy Noodle Soup

You think Spring has settled in as the temperature goes higher and higher, but as soon as you store all your winter coats and boots away, the weather plays a joke on you and cools down drastically by a lot. So here I am, walking home from work on this chilly evening fighting against the wind, hoping to get home as fast as I can.

And since I don’t have any strong motivation to spend a lot of time cooking on this Monday evening, I opted for this quick and easy Noodle Soup for supper. To make it healthier, you could add lots of veggies of your choice.

What I did here is:

  • Boil 2 cups of water
  • Add the soup base/stock cube
  • Add the fish balls and tofu cubes
  • After 1-2 minutes, add the baby Bok Choy and Bean Sprouts
  • Add the noodle last and let it cook for 3 minutes
  • Put 2 drops of sesame oil

That’s it!

Have a great Monday night!