Daily Archives: June 7, 2010

Noodles, Noodles and More Noodles

I love a simple and delicious meal pretty much anytime. But I love them even MORE on Mondays!

Starting the week off with a fabulous dinner is always a smart move! This week I decided to make a feast. I was sent some coupons to try out Simply Asia meals, so I figured this was the perfect night to test them out!

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I picked out the chili garlic option because I very much enjoy both chili and garlic, so I already knew I would like it!

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The chili garlic noodles and sauce is made with Asian noodles with a mildly spicy sauce made from fresh garlic simmered with chilis, ginger and sesame oil.

To make the dish you pretty much combine all the ingredients below from the box into boiling water and stir away!

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I added a whole bunch of vegetables to the noodle mix. I added cucumbers, peppers and onions to give the creation a little kick.

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It was a very yummy meal.

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What made it even more fun to eat was the fact that I got to try out my new Noodle Bowl for my OpenSky shop! straw 044 

The bowls are handmade,  include two chopsticks and are microwave and dishwasher safe. It was really fun to eat out of!

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It was a very noodle-y meal! 

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For more information on the Noodle Bowls – check this out:

What’s your favorite noodle dish? I feel like there are so many options with noodles, you can make so many different creations! I love mixing half noodles and half veggies! Yummers!

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And the winner of the Into the Heart of Italy gift set is:

Busy Running Mama

Congratulations! Email me your information and your gift set will be sent out your way!

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Philadelphia Bike Race Sunday

I had to come back right after the Marathon Relay on Saturday because bright and early on Sunday morning was the Pro Cycling Tour in Philadelphia! Parts of the tour take place right outside my window so I had to get into my apartment complex before they shut the roads down!  Also I totally wanted to be there for this fun day!

I went to the Manayunk Bike Race in 2008, which is the same Cycling Tour, I just watched the race from the Manayunk area, and I had a blast! It’s so much fun to watch the racers fly by! It’s also fun to check out my old post from the event. I was a much different blogger back then, and I had no idea how to center pictures! Ha!

Anyway, Meredith and her hubby decided to host a Bike Race Party this morning! I walked into her apartment and was greeted with a MYO Mimosa/Bloody Mary bar!

I enjoyed a lovely mimosa, it was the perfect Sunday morning treat!

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There were lots of other goodies set up to enjoy. I had part of a bagel and a nice helping of fruit salad.

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There was also donut holes and coffee cake

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And some of my mom’s cupcakes also made an appearance at the party! She made them for me for my birthday next week, but I had to share them with my friends at the party!

My mom’s cupcakes were pretty famous this weekend! I think everyone really liked them!

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Mere and Ruby (and Kev!) were great hosts!

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After some great eats and drinks we headed down to watch the bikers fly by us on Kelly Drive.

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We got there just in time! They were whizzzzzing by us!

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I cheered them on as they past by! I know how much a fabulous cheering section can really pump up your mentality in a race!

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So I cheered my little heart out! It was fun to be so close to the action

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While we waited for the bikers to pass by again, the party continued.  There were so many people out in East Falls for the festivities, there was even a beer garden right behind us selling drinks and blaring tunes! It made the day even more fun.

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Then the bikers came by again! We were in such a great spot, we got to see them come and go past us almost 10 times!

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It was cool to see up close and personal the inner workings of a major bike race. We saw a few bikes get changed and gear being handed out of team cars driving by.

We even saw a racer on a bike holding onto it’s team car driving by! That has to be cheating, right??

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I very much enjoyed my morning/afternoon of sitting in the grass, enjoying the sunshine and hanging out with friends.

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It was very laid back and relaxing.

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This guy was working on the bridge right above us, he was jamming out to the tunes in the beer garden. He was dancing the day away while working! It was fun to watch too.

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We got to see this guy with a commanding lead for most of the race, but during the last leg I believe a few racers caught up to him. He dominated 95% of the race!

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It was so fun to watch the packs of bikers flying by!

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Another fun day at the races! It’s fun to be a spectator at big races like this. I love watching amazing athletes in their zones!

Off to start another week! Next weekend should be another great weekend because it’s my BIRTHDAY on Saturday! Woohoo!

I have lots of fun planned and another great giveaway for this week so stay tuned!

How was your weekend? Do anything fun??

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Philadelphia Bike Race Sunday

I had to come back right after the Marathon Relay on Saturday because bright and early on Sunday morning was the Pro Cycling Tour in Philadelphia! Parts of the tour take place right outside my window so I had to get into my apartment complex before they shut the roads down!  Also I totally wanted to be there for this fun day!

I went to the Manayunk Bike Race in 2008, which is the same Cycling Tour, I just watched the race from the Manayunk area, and I had a blast! It’s so much fun to watch the racers fly by! It’s also fun to check out my old post from the event. I was a much different blogger back then, and I had no idea how to center pictures! Ha!

Anyway, Meredith and her hubby decided to host a Bike Race Party this morning! I walked into her apartment and was greeted with a MYO Mimosa/Bloody Mary bar!

I enjoyed a lovely mimosa, it was the perfect Sunday morning treat!

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There were lots of other goodies set up to enjoy. I had part of a bagel and a nice helping of fruit salad.

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There was also donut holes and coffee cake

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And some of my mom’s cupcakes also made an appearance at the party! She made them for me for my birthday next week, but I had to share them with my friends at the party!

My mom’s cupcakes were pretty famous this weekend! I think everyone really liked them!

va 148 

Mere and Ruby (and Kev!) were great hosts!

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After some great eats and drinks we headed down to watch the bikers fly by us on Kelly Drive.

va 165

We got there just in time! They were whizzzzzing by us!

va 166

I cheered them on as they past by! I know how much a fabulous cheering section can really pump up your mentality in a race!

va 168

So I cheered my little heart out! It was fun to be so close to the action

va 167

While we waited for the bikers to pass by again, the party continued.  There were so many people out in East Falls for the festivities, there was even a beer garden right behind us selling drinks and blaring tunes! It made the day even more fun.

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Then the bikers came by again! We were in such a great spot, we got to see them come and go past us almost 10 times!

va 153   va 156 

It was cool to see up close and personal the inner workings of a major bike race. We saw a few bikes get changed and gear being handed out of team cars driving by.

We even saw a racer on a bike holding onto it’s team car driving by! That has to be cheating, right??

va 158

I very much enjoyed my morning/afternoon of sitting in the grass, enjoying the sunshine and hanging out with friends.

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It was very laid back and relaxing.

va 163

This guy was working on the bridge right above us, he was jamming out to the tunes in the beer garden. He was dancing the day away while working! It was fun to watch too.

va 164    

We got to see this guy with a commanding lead for most of the race, but during the last leg I believe a few racers caught up to him. He dominated 95% of the race!

va 169

It was so fun to watch the packs of bikers flying by!

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Another fun day at the races! It’s fun to be a spectator at big races like this. I love watching amazing athletes in their zones!

Off to start another week! Next weekend should be another great weekend because it’s my BIRTHDAY on Saturday! Woohoo!

I have lots of fun planned and another great giveaway for this week so stay tuned!

How was your weekend? Do anything fun??

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