September 16, 2011

All You Pork Lo Mein

After my husband and I finished graduate school, we had very little money to spend on entertainment. When I say very little money, I mean very little money. We had gotten married our second year of grad school and then traveled to Europe for me to finish my master's thesis. Due to both of these things, plus schools expenses we had very little extra money. So I learned to make as many recipes as I could, so we didn't miss eating out at restaurants. Two kids later, my frugal ways haven't changed, we still rarely eat out at restaurants, maybe once or twice every two or three months. Luckily I have become quite efficient at making most dishes. My two boys have fallen in love with noodle dishes, so I was I was excited when the September issue of All You magazine had a recipe for Pork Lo Mein.

This recipe has 14 ingredients and take approximately 15 minutes of prep and 20 minutes of cooking time. I was pleased that I was able to find soba noodles and didn't have to make any modifications to the noodles. I did make a modification to the pork. Instead of using bone-less pork chops, I used pork tenderloin that I already had in my freezer. I followed the remainder of the recipe as stated.

I made this recipe when my in-laws were over for dinner and it was a big hit with everyone. My two boys loved the noodles and I liked that it was easy to put together and made enough for a crowd. I would suggest eating the dish the day it's made, it didn't re-heat very well the next day. Overall, a great family friendly recipe that makes enough to feed a crowd.
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