Tuesday, January 26, 2010

After Dinner Thoughts

Mmmmmm...I really, really like Pad Thai; and my making it hasn't changed that at all. This was the first time Mom and Dad had ever had Pad Thai and the first time I had made it. They really, really liked it too! I added a few baby portobella mushrooms sliced thin and shredded carrots to the original recipe. Also, I used peanut oil for the cooking oil. Instead of crushed peanuts I used crushed cashews. It was yummy! I'll make this again and will probably add even more vegetables in the future.

I remember the very first time I had Pad Thai. It was at a restaurant in Springfield Illinois of all places! My friend Sharon Ruda took me to this place on the curve of MacArthur (if I'm remembering the street name correctly). It was in this little A-frame building. The restaurant is gone now, although the building might still be there; last time I was in Springfield I think it was a Subway. Anyway, I am forever grateful to Sharon for many things and turning me on to Pad Thai is just one small example of the kindnesses she has shown me.

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