While our backyard looks insanely messy now, I’m hoping in a few months, it will look good again. Now we just have to wait for Ben’s rotator cuff to heal so that he can get back to digging. I can’t wait to get everything planted back in the ground; all our trees our currently in pots again!
about 4 servings
Pack of seafood mix, thawed
2 packs of udon noodles
1 head of napa cabbage, core cut off and thinly sliced
1 cup of kimchi, chopped
1 cup of kimchi sauce
1 onion, thinly sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
*1 tbsp of Korean chili peppers (cayenne is a suitable substitute)
1 1/2 quart of water
2 tbsp Better Than Boullion
1/2 cup of nori, thinly cut strips (optional)
*If you don’t like it super spicy like we do, I suggest taking it down a notch by using 1 tsp of pepper and adjust to make it spicier, if needed, at the end.
Heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat for about a minute; add the garlic and onions and stir until fragrant. Continue to add in the kimchi, napa cabbage, and green onions and toss together until cabbage is slightly wilted. Add 1 1/2 quarts of water and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, add in 2 tbsp of Better Than Bouillon, kimchi sauce, and chili pepper seasoning, and continue stirring for about a minute. Add in the noodles and seafood and continue boiling until the seafood is cooked through. Simmer for two more minutes and taste and adjust seasonings if needed. Pour into bowls and garnish with thin strips of nori. Ben doesn’t like kimchi, but he likes it in this soup! The ingredients are very similar to the Spicy Seafood & Udon Stir Fry, but a different dish all together. The kimchi really changes up the flavor. Have you ever tried any Korean dishes? Korean food is seriously the best! It’s right up there along with my love for Japanese food.
3″ birch pillar (found at Michael’s Craft Store)
3/16″ drill bit
1 3/4″ wooden spring clothespins
1 – 36″ x 3/16″ wooden dowel (cut into 3 different lengths of 7″, 9″, 11″)
1. Glue your wooden clothespins and dowels together by adding a small line of glue on the outside, bottom half of the clothespin, hold the pin and top 1″ of the dowel together for a minute to help set, and then set aside to allow ample time for the dowel and pin to completely set together. Repeat for each of your dowels and wooden spring clothespins. here. I made it again because it’s yummy, but I documented it along with my own tweaks, so I can share the recipe with you. I’m totally enjoying experimenting in the kitchen these days! Ben and I are want to try this with chicken breast and see how that comes out too.
Our family weekly grocery budget is $200. These girls are teeny tiny, but they eat insane amounts of food! Since putting out an official budget on paper, it’s been so helpful and it’s kind of like a game every week. We also get better at not wasting any food and making sure we clean out the refrigerator. I remember when Ben and I first got married our weekly groceries was between $25 – $50! My how things have changed…
This week’s learned, links, and thankfulness…
Um hello, chocolate pullover rolls! Please make your way into my stomach.
I so want to make this color block clock!
Love the entertaining inspiration on Planning Pretty! Entertaining is one of my weak areas. My mom, on the other hand, is a pro!
I have been getting horrible sleep at night accompanied with excruciating neck and shoulder pains. I’ll wake up at 4am, can’t fall back asleep until 6ish, only to have to wake up 30 minutes later feeling really tired.
I’m finally getting my sewing area organized and I’m itching to sew again. I think I want to make a dress today!
How cute are the questions my Brave wrote down to ask the doctor? #iloveher #iloveallofthemreally
Have a good weekend friends! The weather here is sunny and warm, so we are going to try and spend some time enjoying its loveliness!