Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe & Chinese Noodles

Good news here. I know what you want for dinner! My Chinese Noodles Vegetable Stir Fry recipe!

This Chinese Noodles Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe makes for a perfect family meal! It's easy to make, delicious, and colorful. Add this to your meal lineup!

Ok, maybe you don’t but I sure do!

A good vegetable stir fry is everything. And then you have two choices – you can make it with rice or you can make it over pasta. You can also be totally bold and make it over both, which Cassidy has done many times. That said, the kids love noodles! In fact, we have two noodles restaurants right in our downtown. One has been there for ages and is very beloved, but I swear I can always taste cilantro in everything they make – even when they say it’s not there! The other noodles place is brand new and Cassidy got some chicken broth ramen for lunch over the weekend, and that helped me with my cold.

Noodles rock, and you know what else does? A rainbow of vegetables, because who doesn’t love rainbows and noodles?

Chinese Noodles Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe:

What You Need:

6 oz. Chinese Noodles or Ramen, cooked
1 cup Broccoli, chopped
1 Red Pepper, chopped
1-2 cups Red Cabbage, chopped
½ cup Shredded Carrots
2 Tbsp. Canola Oil
1 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
½ cup Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp. Ketchup
¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbsp. Sriracha
2 tsp. Chopped Ginger
1 Tbsp. Sugar (optional)

Chinese Noodles Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

What You Do:

1 – First, in a skillet, heat the canola oil and add in the broccoli, red pepper, cabbage, carrots, and ginger

2 – Then cook for 9-10 minutes until tender

3 – Next in a bowl, mix the soy sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Sriracha, and sugar

4 – Then add this to the vegetables and mix together

5 – After that, mix the sesame oil into the cooked noodles and add them to the vegetables – stir everything together

6 – Lastly, it’s ready to eat! It’s a simple and delicious vegetarian meal sure to please all

Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe

This Chinese Noodles Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe makes for a perfect family meal! It's easy to make, delicious, and colorful. Add this to your meal lineup!

And, that’s it! It’s such an instant hit in our house. We’re happy because there are colorful vegetables and happy kids. The kids are happy because there are colorful vegetables that they like, as well as noodles. Noodles are always fun.

Also, you can reduce or cut out the spicy elements if they cause a problem. In our house, ginger is in moderation.

Want more family friendly ideas? Check out these Mini Shepherd’s Pie Bites!

So, what’s your favorite vegetable stir fry recipe?

This Chinese Noodles Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe makes for a perfect family meal! It's easy to make, delicious, and colorful. Add this to your meal lineup!

For the Love of Monkeys, Sloths, and Sick Week Hijinks

It all started with monkeys, and ended with sloths. Doesn’t it always?

It all started with monkeys, and ended with sloths. Doesn't it always? This post is about stuffed monkeys, one big stuffed sloth, and squishy heart feelings

I have to tell you that Friday’s squishy mushy heart feelings post was supposed to be about the monkeys and how they brought about adventure and squishy heart feelings. I got the feelings so badly because Scarlet was sick for Valentine’s Day.

Then, as usual, I started to write, write, write too fast – and recall memories I was afraid to lose – so I wrote, wrote, wrote too fast, because that’s what I do. And suddenly, the post was way too long for the Valentine’s Day story so I present it without (too much) preamble today. Show, not tell. Tell, and not show. It was the monkeys. Nana visited us in early January and had tiny stuffed monkeys and bears for the four grandkids (my kids and my sister’s two kids). The tiny monkeys had velcro arms and were quite huggable and fetching. Scarlet got the idea that she wanted to get one for every kid in her class.

They’d each be hugging a handmade valentine. As one does.

It all started with monkeys, and ended with sloths. Doesn't it always? This post is about stuffed monkeys, one big stuffed sloth, and squishy heart feelings

This was six weeks ago so I confirmed with my mom where she got the monkeys but we still slacked a bit on it, until the weekend before Valentine’s Day. It was Sunday night and my weekend workload was light, for once, and we decided to go to Dollar General and see if we could, indeed, find 20 stuffed monkeys a few days before Valentine’s Day. I had my hope alive.

So we went to the closest Dollar General in our area, which also happens to be a brand new one. We ran in and found.. SEVEN.. red, white and pink monkeys hanging from a white chain. So like.. 13 to go. We asked the nice lady if there were more in back and she said not this close to Valentine’s Day. So we poked around in all the stuffed animal boxes and found one more. EIGHT great monkeys. (jumping on the bed) This was in Westfield, MA so she suggested we try another Dollar General about 10 minutes away in Holyoke. Always up for adventure we raced there and they had ONE great monkey.

It all started with monkeys, and ended with sloths. Doesn't it always? This post is about stuffed monkeys, one big stuffed sloth, and squishy heart feelings

Now we had nine! The great people of Dollar General Holyoke sent us to the great people of Dollar General Chicopee – maybe another 10-15 minutes in the car. How are all these locations so clustered together?? Maybe they weren’t and we were time traveling. That’s probably right. Anyway, this Dollar General had six monkeys. We were so excited! 15 monkeys! I was already pulling up Amazon on my phone to see if we could get the remaining five sent to us via Prime, when the employee suggested we go to Dollar General South Hadley. Yes, for real. Apparently only five minutes from this location!

Would our fourth Dollar General complete the adventure?

Yes. Yes, it would. We got there and I had to burst out laughing. They must have had 25 monkeys just right there! If we had started out in South Hadley, we would have gotten them all at once, but we wouldn’t have had the tale to tell. I love adventure and I don’t love giving up on monkey missions. Not in the name of monkeys and daughters and Valentine’s Day.

Scarlet did all her valentines that night and then the rest on Monday night. We were SO excited. And then on Tuesday night she was 99% instead of 100% and I’m her mama and I always know she’s sick 12 hours before she does. 103 fever! For three days! Ugh, so awful. Des brought home her valentines for her, and she will bring hers to the class after February break on the 25th. At least those kids have tiny monkeys to look forward to when they’re back at school, and they don’t even know it.

The night before Valentine’s Day, when Cassidy knew she’d still be sick, he surprised her with a giant stuffed sloth.

It all started with monkeys, and ended with sloths. Doesn't it always? This post is about stuffed monkeys, one big stuffed sloth, and squishy heart feelings

It’s love. He even slept with her when she was sick, and totally took up her whole bed. She now thinks she loves sloths more than moose (like a slap in the face, I tell ya) and wants me to take her to Costa Rica to a sloth baby refuge. Those dreams are even loftier than going to four Dollar Generals in one night to get 20 baby monkeys. I think I said yes to everything because I had such a bad squishy heart feeling about my little girl being so sick on a holiday that is so much fun at school. Speaking of which, she also missed the student leadership bake sale – which was a day late anyway because of snow.

It all started with monkeys, and ended with sloths. Doesn't it always? This post is about stuffed monkeys, one big stuffed sloth, and squishy heart feelings

So then there were the hijinks of the two hour delay, the watching a neighbor’s daughter, her not coming into our house because of sick Scarlet, the driveway not being plowed, the neighbor’s plow guy coming to plow the shared driveway part, me driving in and out of the driveway and around the street to get out of his way, only to park and then have OUR plow guy come the exact second the bus comes. And meanwhile I had Des and our neighbor girl in the car, while frantically messaging Scarlet on my work Kindle that I was in the driveway but stuck until the plow was done. Life is never boring, and hey, I didn’t get stuck in my driveway. It seemed almost certain. When it’s not plowed, it’s bad. When it is, it’s bad.

It all started with monkeys, and ended with sloths. Doesn't it always? This post is about stuffed monkeys, one big stuffed sloth, and squishy heart feelings

So, Scarlet got better, and then I got sick. Valentine’s Day was gorgeous. I just wrote almost 1,000 words about stuffed monkeys and stuck driveways and squishy hearts, but somehow, it seemed it all needed to come out. It often does.

Sick me and a sympathetic Astro warming my back:

Getting fresh air into the sickies’ lungs (Scarlet and me):

What’s your feeling on sloths? Cute or creepy?