Friday, September 20, 2013

Ooey Gooey Butter Bars

I made these for Jordan's work today and they didn't even make it until lunch.

1 box yellow or chocolate cake mix
1 stick butter, softened
1 egg

Press into the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan.

Mix until smooth:
I pkg (8 oz) cream cheese softened
2 eggs
1 lb powdered sugar

Pour on top of the first layer.

Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes. The top should be brown. Top with chocolate chips. Let them cool and serve them up!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thai Peanut Noodles

I can't believe I haven't posted these yet! This is one of those meals that I can make last minute because I pretty much always have everything on hand (minus the cilantro, but I can do without that).

It is (once again) from Our Best Bites and it is their Thai Peanut Noodles.  I usually double the sauce and just use lime juice out of a bottle if I don't have fresh.  Dave thinks it needs meat, but we're content with it just how it is!

Thai Peanut Noodles
1/2 c. chicken broth
3 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
1-2 tsp. Sriracha chili sauce (1 is mild with a bite, 1.5 is medium, 2 is hot)
1 1/2 Tbsp. honey
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp. fresh minced ginger
2-3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
8 oz. Udon or linguine noodles
Chopped green onions
Chopped cilantro
2 limes, cut into quarters
Chopped peanuts
Cook noodles in salted water. In the meantime, combine chicken broth, peanut butter, chili sauce, honey, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk until smooth and remove from heat. Toss cooked noodles with sauce and divide among 4 bowls. Sprinkle with green onions, cilantro, chopped peanuts, and garnish each serving with 2 lime quarters. Before eating, squeeze lime juice over noodles and stir to combine.