Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Cell Phone Saga, March, Panchiladas, Book

One of the bowling alley owners gave me his cell phone number on Monday so I could text him about whether we would make it on Thursday or not. He wrote it down and later in the evening I went to add it to my cell phone Cell phone? Where is the cell phone. We both hunted high and low Monday night and Tuesday morning Matt checked the car out. I phoned several places, including the bowling alley, to be sure I hadn't lost it there and the owner said it " would be in the last place I looked". We both laughed and then I put the phone down. I thought, where, in fact, would be the last place I would look and went to where I hang my purse when home. Behind it is another purse and guess what, it was in an open pocket of that one!! I had slipped  it into a pocket of my current purse, I thought, but hadn't really done so. Duuuh. I had talked to my provider and they had blocked the phone so then I had to get it unblocked.  As you can see, it's a very simple phone as Matt had trouble with our more advanced phone. He sure isn't into technology. Mind you, we don't use it that much anyway.

It would appear March is coming in like a lamb which, according to the old saw means it should go out like a lion. We did have snow over the weekend but it didn't last very long at all and has all totally disappeared at the moment.

I made the Panchiladas for supper on Tuesday night. I have a few criticisms of the recipe, first the
pancake mix they referred one to was way to thick, Would have been OK for American pancakes but not for crêpes. I added quite a bit more milk. Second, there was a lot more stuffing than would go into two pancakes. I ended up with three and could probably have used four. Matt said it was a lot of food as it was, but I thought it was fine. Final criticism, I think it would be as well to heat the stuffing before assembling them. The middle was cool. That being said I really enjoyed them and will certainly make them again bearing in mind what I said.

By the way, I am reading The Green Mile by Stephen King. I love the movie so thought I would try the book. Enjoying it, but it is a tad long winded. I must say I am impressed that they stayed very close to the book in the movie, doesn't always happen as you know. It really is a good book, I have nearly finished it.

Can't go wrong with pork and ginger and peanuts..

Gingered Pork with Peanut Sauce

A complete meal, this skillet dish features stir-fried Thai-seasoned pork tenderloin pieces, popular Ramen noodles, and fresh spinach. Add only fresh fruit to the menu.

1 lb pork tenderloin
1 3-ounce package pork-flavored Oriental noodles
2 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp grated fresh ginger root
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 Tbs soy sauce
2 cups torn spinach, washed and drained
1/4 cup sliced green onions

1. Cut tenderloin into ¼-inch slices, cut each slice in half.

2. Cook noodles as directed on package; drain, reserving cooking water, and keep warm.

3. Heat oil in a heavy skillet over high heat; add pork, red pepper flakes and ginger.

4. Cook and stir until pork is done, about 4-5 minutes.

5. Remove pork and keep warm.

6. Blend peanut butter, ½ cup reserved cooking water and soy sauce; heat and stir until hot, adding more cooking water, if needed.

7. Toss cooked pork, noodles, spinach and green onions with peanut sauce.

Servings: 4

Source: National Pork Board

Have a great day
 

29 comments:

  1. LOL, love that, the last place you look. Well, duh! I did that with the key to my room. It was exactly where I put it on the credenza. I just happened to put a lot of other things down on that day too, and despite looking several times, missed the key, until I started taking things away. Of course, all that was after I'd torn the entire room apart, pulling out drawers, throwing things everywhere. What a mess! LOL

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    1. Silly isn't it Yolanda. But we all do it I guess.

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  2. Jo, Did you know this is National Peanut Month? I love Chinese noodle salad with peanut dressing. I may have to try this recipe.

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    1. No I didn't Denise. Coincidence.

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  3. Glad you found your phone. We can always misplace things and start to panic. I once wondered where my sunglasses were and looked everywhere only to find them...on top of my head!

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    1. It seems a lot of people do that Birgit.

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  4. Hi Jo - oh so easy to do ... glad you found it though. Someone mentioned this a.m. that they'd withdrawn some cash from a cash machine, then their card had got stuck ... wrestled that out - forgot the cash. Oh oh ... where was it ... but apparently the machine re-swallows it back - if 'you' don't take it -well glad I now know!

    I thought you might like to know I bought some pig's liver and am enjoy three meals probably with it ... some potato, celery, carrot pieces to go with it and brussels for the greens! I used to love offal - but now we rarely see it - though it is obviously coming back ... the pork sounds good though - cheers Hilary

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    1. Oh that is scary, I am glad I know that now too Hilary.

      I have never been big on liver but I do like it prepared the Portuguese was as in Iscas. I have posted that before. I am surprised you don't get offal much now (called organ meats here). I can get lambs kidneys too but not easily.

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  5. Hard for me to see how thick they are. We make ours super duper thin. Sooo yummy though. Filled of course, or just with syrup.

    Our March came in like a big mean lion. Wow, the winds were sooo fast and hard and just amazingly loud in the wee hours of the morning.

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    1. Not very thick Ivy, I added more milk. The first one I did wouldn't spread round the bottom of the pan it was so thick. One thing we liked to do was have butter, sugar and lemon juice on ours.

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    2. That sounds lovely. Mamam would sometimes add a touch of lemon juice to her batter, as well. No butter though.

      Just pulled an apple cake out of the oven. I wrote the formula this afternoon. Pretty yummy stuff.

      When you get a chance, please come by and see my Lemon Tart Room. We're getting rid of it. So many changes this year, I had no idea so much would change.

      How goes your decluttering?

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    3. Love the butter Ivy.

      Apple cake sounds good. Haven't had a chance to read your blog although noticed the picture.

      What decluttering????

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    4. I thought you mentioned that you were decluttering more. I remember the two woks that you needed but I might have you mixed up with someone else. My bad, if I do.

      I'm not a fan of cow butter per se but I know that's of folks love it. I did once make a killer corn bread with tons of butter. That was good. But that was a billion ages ago.

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    5. PS: In answer to your question:

      Great question. Not sure yet but probably bring the flat screen into Tim's old office. But the TV has lines going through. Not sure if we will buy another or just watch stuff on the many other devices we have.

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    6. No I wasn't really decluttering, not like you anyway. I did decide to get rid of the woks when we were having to move so much stuff during the bed bug period. I guess you are allergic to butter anyway, right Ivy? You've gotta have a play room somewhere.

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  6. I can't ever lose my cellphone because it's one of those smartphones that's the size of a small computer. Where did I put my brick? Ah, right, my spine isn't aligned properly, so that means it's in my pocket...

    Mmmm, cooking with ramen noodles. I've always wanted to try that.

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    1. If it's that big, you shouldn't be carrying it in your pocket anyway. It will misalign your spine. Billfolds should always be carried in the front pockets too.

      I haven't tried them either, must do so.

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  7. You should've called your cell phone - then you would've found it when it rang.

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    1. I did Alex, just in case, but it's used so seldom it is rarely switched on. It was odd, it rang twice and then clicked off.

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  8. I lose my phone so often, I have a my my iphone app. I love it. And since mine is connected with my husband's, I can now never cheat on him without him knowing exactly where I am (or where my phone is, LOL). I never need the stress of an extra man anyhow.

    My panchiladas were perfect. I used the boxed batter, but made it think with extra egg. Delicious. I'm glad you gave me the idea!

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    1. Trouble is we only have the one phone Liz. We hardly ever use it anyway. I carry it for emergencies only.

      Mine turned out great too, just a lot of work. Maybe I will use boxed batter next tile LOL.

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  9. Mary also likes the simple ones. She needed a new one recently, and when we went to the AT&T store, all they had were smartphones. They told her to get one of the disposables and just replace the SIM card with the one from her old phone. I guess the push is on to do away with the simple ones.

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    1. We only have the one phone John, don't really use it. Carry it for emergencies. I would love to have a smartphone. Had one once and Matt had no idea how to turn it on or off. I especially liked the camera feature.

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  10. Thankfully you found your phone! What a relief! Of course if you have a landline or Matt has a phone, you could've called it!

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    1. I do and I did but as it wasn't on it didn't help. I rarely turn my cell phone on JoJo, we don't really use it that much.

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  11. Your post just reminded me that I left my cell phone charging in my van. Need to go get it!

    I've come to really appreciate foods cooked with ginger. The recipe sounds good, but I wonder how it would be to substitute chicken for the pork? I sometimes order a ginger chicken dish at the Thai restaurant we usually eat at, but it doesn't have the ingredients in the dish you've described. Yours sounds delicious.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


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    1. Glad to be of service Lee, LOL.

      I love ginger. You probably could sub with chicken if you wanted to. Most foods you can substitute something or other.

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  12. Glad you found your phone. Mine is too big to lose easily and it's always on even if it's mainly used to talk to my kids. My other half, though, who's not fond of technology, is always losing his and when it's not turned on that makes finding it a tad difficult.

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    1. Well I guess it was misplaced Helen, not really lost. We only have the one phone anyway.

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