Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cooking Club: April 2013

April 2013 Cooking Club
'That's Not Lo Mein' Vegetable Lo Mein, because I am a rebel.

April 2013 Cooking Club
For this year's Cooking Club, we have free reign: select a cookbook and work from its recipes. For me, I will be free falling into seven cookbooks -- I want to justify their being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean. (When I unpacked the boxes, I wondered why the heck I bothered shipping these over... Never used them much! 'Baking with Julia' is new; bought it secondhand, online, for the bread-baking idea I have on the side.)

April 2013 Cooking Club
As I was getting reacquainted with The New Good Housekeeping Cookbook, my eyes fell on Vegetable Lo Mein. However, as soon as I saw 'linguine or spaghetti,' I stopped reading to ask The Hubs if he preferred rice vermicelli or pasta for lunch. I decided it was going to be vermicelli, in any case.

April 2013 Cooking Club
So I pulled out all the possible stir-fry vegetable noodle candidates, still not knowing what American Lo Mein actually involved. If Asian noodles I've had here are anything to go by, there has to be lots of sauce. And grease.

April 2013 Cooking Club
In my version, there was the randomly-selected oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce, soy sauce, and obligatory chili flakes. Lo Mein would just mean stir-fried noodles, so, anything goes, right?

Thanks, 'New Good Housekeeping Cookbook', for the inspiration. I'm sorry if I have trouble obeying instructions...

Cooking Club:
Lucent Imagery + From River’s Edge + Down by the Sea + Explody Full + Christa to the Max + Juanita Tortilla                

Post-script Edit
Here are other recipes - from the cookbooks - I dabbled in the month of April, with tweaks and adjustments:
Apr.22.13 Freshly baked jelly roll for breakfast.
Apr.22.13, 'Jelly Roll' from The Good Housekeeping Cookbook

Apr.22.13, 'Moroccan Kebab' from the Mediterranean Classic Recipes

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Apr.29.13
Apr.29.13, 'Oatmeal Raisin Cookies' from The Good Housekeeping Cookbook


  1. Hahaha, that was like me when I make bee hoon... I did use the recipe the first time ever doing it, then now I don´t really follow any instruction just the cooking time for the meat... (paranoid about undercooking meat!)

  2. Hehehe enjoy your cooking experiments, Juanita! And your crafting! And your kitties! :)

  3. I would just love to come and sit at your table, or help you in the kitchen, the cats around our legs and chatting meanwhile! Sigh!

  4. Your cooking experiments look delicious! I'm glad you have now settled down in your new home that you have joined us. I haven't had much time to try new dishes out in the last month hopefully I will give am update next month.
    Sarah x

  5. Hehe all I can say is that everything looks delicious! Have fun with more cooking adventures :)

  6. Hmm...looks yum!! Well done! xxx


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