Success! And something exciting...

So the ginger chicken and sesame noodles were well received. The kids liked the chicken about as much as they like any chicken with sauce on it, but the sesame noodles were the real surprise. They ate them up! And the best part was, I totally improvised the sauce. So I was excited when checking the Culinate blog today to find this great article about improvising stir fry sauces.

I must admit that I used some bottled teriyaki marinade with some fresh grated ginger and garlic for the chicken, but for the noodles I just followed my heart and my tastebuds and whisked together some toasted sesame oil, tamari, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic. I used whole wheat spaghetti noodles. I had to adjust many times, and then ended up making a whole second batch after adding the first to the noodles (when trying new recipes at work I often forget I don't ever cook 4 pounds of pasta at a time at home!) but in the end it came out pretty good. Next time I won't be afraid of the sugar, and will maybe try honey instead.
And next week when chicken broccoli stir fry is on the menu, I'll be consulting the stir fry sauce cheat sheet!

Now for the "something exciting"!
Today Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss is touring our neighborhood - the Old North End - and will be stopping by BCS to eat some meatloaf and mashed potatoes with our Big Toddlers! My husband will be on hand to snap a few pictures, and also a few of all of our new classrooms and kiddos.
Look out for some pictures and details after the big day!

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