You wake up on a Monday and send a silent prayer to the universe hoping that it is kind of you. You hope and wish that everything that can go bad doesn’t go bad for you. You hope that if you are kind to the universe, it will return the favor. But somehow between your tired body and the aching prayers, those hopes bounce back on the high rise buildings near your home and disappear inside an open window instead of reaching for the sky.
So, as a result, you suffer from a severe bout of “Mondayitis”, Monday pushes you, pulls you, Stretches you and drives you insane. And if that is not enough like a disease it spills on to the entire week. Terrible Tuesday, Woeful Wednesday, Thundering Thursday become friends, and you become the enemy that they are out to get. But then comes “Fabulous Friday” with a promise of a weekend in its wake.
And suddenly as the day winds up you feel as if a huge weight has been lifted from your back. The fact that you may have the luxury of taking it easy for two whole days seems exciting. You feel a spring in your step and the day passes in a breeze. No task, no challenge that the universe throws at you on that day seems daunting because you know you can switch off and all the stresses of the week can take a back seat.
For all these reasons Friday deserves a good welcome. And nothing can be more welcoming than this quick and easy “Stir Fried Chicken, Mushroom and Spinach noodles”. Effortless to make, ready in minutes these glistening noodles are such a treat for a day that deserves to be welcomed with open arms. I like to buy cooked “Egg Noodles” from the local market which can be just thrown in a wok, and they are done. However, you can buy dry noodles and pre-cook them as well.
If Chicken is not your thing, you can use Prawns If Prawns is not your thing you can do Tofu and if Tofu is not your thing you can use thinly sliced Beef and it will taste as delicious. Throw in any vegetables you like and you have yourself a fabulous treat to wind up the day. I am sure Friday will tell Thank you to you after you indulge in this meal.
Recipe (Cooking time 20 minutes, serves 2)
1 Packet of ready made Egg Noodles – 450 gms (if using dry noodles, boil as per the instructions on the package, drain and keep aside)
200 gms thinly sliced Chicken Breasts
A handful of baby Spinach leaves washed. If you are using Indian Spinach, Chop, Blanch in hot water and drain.
200 gms Mushrooms thinly sliced
1 tbsp chopped Spring Onions
For the Seasoning
Soy Sauce as per taste
Fish sauce as per taste
Sweet Chilli sauce as per taste
1 tbsp Peanut or Sesame Oil for cooking
I don’t add Salt as the sauces are salty, but you can adjust the seasoning as you like.
Heat Oil in a wok and add the Spring Onions. Saute for a few minutes on low flame and then add the Mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes.
Now add the Chicken and cook till done. Add the Spinach and cook for a few more minutes till the spinach has wilted.
Add the noodles and all the sauces, mix well and cook the noodles till they get coated well with all the lovely sauces. Serve hot.