Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Hawaiian Baby shower and some chowmein

What a title :))Was at a good friends "Hawaiian " babyshower yesterday which was tremendous fun.It was so funny because there was rain all around and the weather was anything but Hawaiian.Turned out to be one of the most colorful babyshowers I have been to, with everyone in their Hawaiian best.The venue -N&N's place(gracious hosts),the cake- really cute,the food-outstanding (we did potluck..noodles baked in white sauce,fruit salad, pasta salad,chowmein,hummus&pita bread),charming decor ,fun games and great company all around.Even with the weather being a party pooper,what a fine Saturday indeed!

The beautiful cake :)

Me and mine felt Hawaiian and so colorful

The lovely parents to be

Our friends have chosen a beautiful name for their soon to arrive to bundle of joy(cant disclose it till she's here)and we wish them the very best.

I&P,here's a little poem for your baby girl

"Tiny fingers, tiny toes,
Little itty bitty clothes.
Dresses, ribbons & hair to curl,
We're tickled pink I&P are having a girl!"

A dress and cute little shoes for baby M

So what did Aunty Meenal make for the babyshower?She volunteered to make Chowmein for the potluck style party,which was well appreciated .Some of my friends asked for the recipe and here it is

You need
2 pounds precooked Yakisoba noodles(I get them at Costco)
2 medium sized onions-finely sliced
2 bell peppers-julienned(I chose orange and yellow for color)
3 cups baby spinach (any other will also do)
8 oz sliced mushrooms (crimini or button)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons canola or olive oil
salt to taste
black pepper to taste

This is how you make it

Heat the oil in a deep vessel and add diced onions, bellpeppers and mushrooms. Stir till the veggies start looking transparent and slightly wilted. Add the baby spinach and cover for a minute. All that spinach will have wilted down, you can now add salt and cover again.Once the veggies look like they are done , add in the yakisoba noodles, soy sauce and fold in everything so the veggies are nicely blended with the noodles. Top with black pepper and take off the heat. Serve hot :)

Vegetable Chow Mein
Cheers to the lovely parents to be :))


Food Fanatic said...

mmmmmmm noodles! i like the recipe. never added spinach though but will try it next time.

i enjoy baby shower parties. i hosted one (my first ever in attendance too) a few months back. they are so much fun :)

Meenal Mehta said...

Thanks Food Fanatic:))

spinach is healthy so I add that plus it gives some nice color.

you are right , baby showers are so much fun!

SJ said...

Those noodles look smashing!

Cilantro said...

First time here. You have a nice blog.

Meenal Mehta said...

thanks SJ ..welcome to my blog

Meenal Mehta said...

Cilantro ...thanks for visiting , glad you like what you see

Anu said...

Congratulations to the parents (to be) :)

Wow nice cake. Seems that u guys had nice fun! Chow Mein looks yummy. More more friend of mine had posted chow mein in her blog recently and again here is the same... tempts me to eat now :)) (lunch time here ;-) )

Meenal Mehta said...

hey Anu,

thanks..this is a sign that you should really have some chowmein;)

Pradeep said...

Was there, tasted the noodles, so i can vouch for the fact that not only did it look good, it tasted even better. BTW, you look like a hardcore blogger.

Meenal Mehta said...

Thanks Pradeep:) Iam glad you liked them .Yes , I was a hardcore blogger at one time but trying to get back in it again:))

trupti s. said...

I like the look of those noodles! I'll see if I can get them here..... beautiful cake, all the best for the new parents to be!

the spice who loved me

Meenal Mehta said...

Thanks Trupti ...they turned out very nice:)

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