Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Chicken Pad Thai

This was Monday's lunch. Ken made a variation on Pad Thai using chicken breast and bell peppers. We had some Chinese wheat noodles in the pantry that we used instead of flat rice noodles. The sauce was easy with the ingredients we have on hand. Peanuts gave the dish some crunch, and we garnished with fresh chives from the garden and the other half of the bunch of cilantro I got on Saturday. Needless to say, we ate it all.

A what-we-had-on-hand version of Pad Thai. Some kinda good!

During my walk with Tasha yesterday afternoon, I ran into to the woman who, along with her husband, owns most of the vineyard parcels out behind our house. I very nearly didn't recognize her because I haven't seen her in a while. She was testing the grapes for ripeness. I asked her when they might start harvesting and she told me, if I understood correctly, that they've already begun picking chardonnay and another grape (I can't remember) for the bubbly wines they make. The sauvignon blanc and the red grapes are going to hang on for another week because the weather is predicted to be sunny and dry.

She asked me if I had tasted any of the grapes and I hadn't. Maybe I'll taste a few on this morning's walk.


  1. I find the grape growing and harvesting fascinating. Thanks for sharing that. The pad Thai looks delicious.

  2. I would enjoy tasting those grapes and your lunch!

  3. Ok ... now that you have our attention, please share those other ingredients so I can replicate. Asking for a friend!

  4. mitch, it's fun to watch the vineyards every year.

    bettyann, it was pretty darned tasty!

    evelyn, the red grapes are very sweet this year. I did have a taste yesterday. :)

    mary, I'll have to ask Ken. He made the sauce. I seem to remember soy, sesame oil, peanut butter, sriracha. Stuff like that.

  5. Even your simple dishes look scrumptious.


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