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Creative in the Kitchen

by Meghann on February 12, 2009

You know those nights when you start out with one idea for dinner and it kind of keeps evolving until you end up with something amazing? Tonight was definitely one of those nights!

I started out with the idea of Stir Fry. I bought a stir fry veggie mix on Sunday and wanted to break into it tonight. Then I received this in the mail and decided I had to incorporate it in to my stir fry.

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The nice people at Country Bobs sent me a couple of samples of they’re all purpose sauce. I have seen various reviews around the blog world and knew this stuff was going to be good.

To make my special stir fry cause I combined

  • Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • Honey Mustard
  • Vinegar
  • Sesame Oil
  • Ground Ginger
  • Garlic Power
  • Pepper

I can’t give exact measurements because I kept adding different amounts until I got a taste I enjoyed, but trust me it came out good.

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While I was making the sauce I pressed some Tofu and let it marinade in the sauce for 10 minutes. I then baked it at 420 for 15 minutes, flipped it and baked another 20 minutes.

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Mmmmm…… baked tofu. Yum!

I started stir frying the veggies with some of the left over sauce, when I realized I meant to have some brown rice to put the stir fry over. Knowing brown rice would take WAY to long to cook now I dug in my cabinet and discovered some No-Yolk Whole Grain Egg Noodles and knew that would be the perfect replacement.

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I mixed the Noodles, Veggies, Tofu and Sauce then topped it with Sesame Seeds and Pecans. It was different then my original dinner, but oh so good. I enjoyed this creative creations and would happily make it again.

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Yum!

With all the creativity from dinner I had to let it rub off into my dessert too!

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I had 1/2 of a Kit Kat Blondie, a dollop of Fat Free Cool Whip, and 4 Strawberries. This dessert was perfect! Absolutely perfect!

I almost for got, this afternoon I had a snack of 100 Calorie Pack of Kettle Corn.

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I was about to skip the afternoon snack when my stomach started growling at 4:30 and I knew dinner would still be a couple of hours off. This is a big step from where I would just eat a snack a 3:00 just because it was there. I waited, felt the hunger and then ate. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now I’m going to enjoy another special treat I received in the mail.

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I believe I had both Kath and Sarah to thank for this one. Kath decided to share her BSI winnings with the whole gang so Sarah sent packets of Sleigh Ride Sugar Cookie Tea to the group. I LOVE this tea and am sooo sad its now out of season. Thank you Kath and Sarah!

I’m off to pack for the weekend. Good night Blog World!

1 Olga February 12, 2009 at 8:19 pm

What a great dinner. I have so many of those egg noodles and you just gave me an idea of how to use them up! Awesome!

Hope you have a good weekend

2 Sarah February 12, 2009 at 8:34 pm

i love nights like that! your creation looks scrumptious.

and yay, so glad the tea arrived safely. enjoy!

3 Meg February 12, 2009 at 8:35 pm

What a delicious stir-fry! Yeah for Country Bob’s!

I miss sugar cookie tea too! I should have saved some!

4 VeggieGirl February 12, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Great eats and packages!!

5 Red Head, Yellow Dog February 12, 2009 at 8:43 pm

yum! You reminded me that I still have some of that tea in my cupboard! yessss

6 Mel February 12, 2009 at 8:43 pm

I am seriously in love with Country Bob’s sauce! I am definitely going to use your sauce recipe!

7 Sweet and Fit February 12, 2009 at 8:50 pm

you really do get creative in the kitchen when your hungry! i love it! dinner looks delish =)

8 Lindsey (Mrs. LC) February 12, 2009 at 8:50 pm

When am I next going to see you? Remind me to bring you some tea – I have a ton of Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride!

9 Amelia February 12, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Looks like a successful dinner! Love the creativity. ๐Ÿ™‚

10 Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 12, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Yum Dinner! I had the same thing with the Country Bob’s sauce. I’m doing a giveaway with it right now!! Come check it out =)

11 Erica February 12, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Country bob’s rocks! They have tried to deliver my sauce for two days, hopefully tomorrow I’ll be home and finally get to try that stuff! Have a good night ๐Ÿ™‚

12 Mica February 12, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Awesome stir-fry. You’re like a mad scientist in the kitchen, whipping up genius creations left and right!

13 Heather Eats Almond Butter February 12, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Night Meghann. Dinner looked quite delish little Miss Creative! I love when kitchen experiments turn out so well. ๐Ÿ™‚

14 Shelby February 12, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Amazing dinner creation!!! I love it!

Ooo and that dessert sounds absolutely delicious.

15 ksgoodeats February 12, 2009 at 9:03 pm

LOVE country bob’s ๐Ÿ™‚

16 Laura February 12, 2009 at 9:15 pm

Your dinner looks great!

I love that tea too! I may have to go make a cup now…

17 zestycook February 12, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Great looking dinner! I am looking forward to getting some country Bob as well.

Can’t wait

18 cleanveggiex3 February 12, 2009 at 9:34 pm

this looks absolutly delicious!! just like take out – but healthier!!
wow. i need to try this! i can see why you kept thinking about that lovely meal

19 Victoria February 12, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Ug! I have a coupon for a free bottle of Country Bob’s, but I haven’t been able to find it in any of my local stores! Sounds so good!

20 Rachel February 12, 2009 at 9:55 pm

I’m getting a lot more adventurous with nuts but I would’ve never thought of putting pecans in a stir fry! Cool! This is the kind of meal I love, too. Yummm.

21 biz319 February 12, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Your tofu dish looks delish!

And Hannah and I will get around to making your zucchini sushi – sadly my stack of things to make keeps getting bigger and bigger!

22 caitlin February 12, 2009 at 10:11 pm

mmmmmmmm that dinner looks great!

23 Natalie February 12, 2009 at 10:40 pm

Dinner sounds great! So does dessert! ๐Ÿ™‚

24 Alexia February 12, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Dinner and dessert look great! I might have to get some of that sauce and try it out myself!

25 Brandi February 12, 2009 at 10:54 pm

that dinner looks great!

I”m excited for my tea, too!

26 Bridget February 12, 2009 at 11:02 pm

Your creation looks delicious! I love the sugar cookie sleigh ride tea…I’m savoring my box to make it last as long as possible.

27 Marissa February 13, 2009 at 12:10 am

That tofu looks sooo good!

Sugar cookie tea is seriously amazing! I’m trying to ration myself on what I have left, LOL ๐Ÿ™‚

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28 Sharon February 13, 2009 at 12:12 am

Oh my gosh, tasty tasty|!!!

29 eatingbender February 13, 2009 at 12:28 am

Yum! I really want to try this Country Bob’s because of recipes like this one ๐Ÿ™‚ I am an Annie’s addict and could use a little shake up! I love that you used whole grain egg noodles – it looks great!

Have a great weekend, Meghann.

30 Sarah February 13, 2009 at 2:10 am

I have some tofu that needs a bath…a bath in Country Bob’s!!! Good thinking, girl!

Hope you have a great Friday!

31 Marianne February 13, 2009 at 2:52 am

Stirfry really is one of those things that you can just go with the flow and create on the fly with whatever you have around. It’s never the same!

32 Dori February 13, 2009 at 9:06 am

I have that tea! I was still able to find it after the season but probably not for long… it tastes just like a sugar cookie but without the calories ๐Ÿ™‚

33 TorontoGirloutWest February 14, 2009 at 9:08 am

That is a SERIOUSLY good looking noodle dish! Yummers!!

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