Guess what today is? National peanut butter day! In honor of this nutty day, I whipped up this whole wheat noodle dish that is tossed with a tasty peanut/lime sauce and laden with fresh broccoli and sugar snap peas. So simple and so yummy.
Since my boys are learning a lot about food this month in our social studies lessons I had them help me prep this meal. With a rather dull paring knife my Bubba, who is 5-years-old, trimmed the strings off the sugar snap peas. I know you don’t have to do this but I want him to practice simple knife skills. My baby, Pooter, helped whisk the sauce. Then, my middle boy, Booger, helped me toast the peanuts. We wholeheartedly believe that basic kitchen skills need to be mastered. They love to help anyway and they seem to devour the food more when they have a hand in bringing it all together.
My Bubba loved the noodles so much that he kept making yummy sounds and saying, “I’m going to explode if I keep eating but I can’t stop – it’s just SO YUMMY!” LOL, he cracks me up. He tried to eat every last drop and came very close. He even asked me to save some for dinner tonight so he could have more. The other two, Pooter and Booger, loved it too but didn’t rant about it quite as much.
Want to know what else I love about most peanut noodles (these noodles included)?
They are totally tasty hot or cold! Versatile is always a big hit for me. When it’s eaten cold the peanut flavor becomes more robust and it mingles so well with the green onion.
The Hubster isn’t too wild about anything with peanut butter, except for the rare peanut butter and jelly sandwich, so we made this for lunch. The whole wheat noodles and veggies keep us full until dinner and there is no whining for a snack, that’s the best part. It also helps us stay on track for our afternoon schooling (since we homeschool). Full tummies kind of fix everything, don’t they?
Are peanut noodles the kind of food that you either love it or you hate it?
I don’t think I’ve ever met someone that was just kind of “eh” about them.