Peanut Noodles for kids
by Kristie Noguera
(Niles, MI, USA)
I had a version of peanut noodles at a pot luck which was delicious. My kids picked out the scallions, and other extras, but liked it. So I tried to make a version without any spice that is more kid friendly and this is what I came up with.
Adults may want to add some garlic, onion or hot peppers but kids really go wild for it just simple and plain. My daughter has changed this recipe many, many times and even though it may be over oily one week, it still tastes good and she knows that her peanut noodles are the best. She tells everyone she makes a better sauce than her mom, so it is a fun recipe to let the kids help decide exactly how much of everything goes in there. Just watch the kids on the sugar - my daughter always tries to sneak in way too much sugar:)
4 Tablespoons peanut butter
2 Tablespoons hot water
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons vinegar
1 Tablespoon soy sauce or 1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 pound noodles
Cook noodles according to package. Put peanut butter and hot water in a bowl and mix until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Drain noodles and add to peanut mixture.
This recipe is very forgiving. My daughter likes to be in charge of how much olive oil, soy sauce, and other ingredients. She has made this with anywhere from 1-3 tablespoons of the above ingredients and it still tastes good so feel free to let the kids help out on this one.