Veggie Lo Mein

If you can make spaghetti, you can make lo mein! This recipe comes together easily and is much faster than ordering takeout. Once your family masters the technique, try substituting different seasonal veggies to see what you like best. This recipe comes to us from Karen of Our Blessed Adventures.

Food for Thought: ”Mein” is the Chinese word for noodles, and “lo mein” means tossed noodles, because they are tossed with sauce and seasonings. “Chow mein” is another popular Chinese dish, meaning fried noodles. Want to learn more Chinese? Start with “ni hau” (nee how), that’s how you say hello!

Cooking Tip of the Week: Broccoli slaw is a mix of shredded broccoli, carrots and cabbage usually found in the bagged salads section of the produce aisle.

Family Dinner Conversation Starter: If you could speak any other language, which would you choose? Who would you talk to?

Adult: Chop onions and garlic.

Kid: Chop squash and mushrooms. Measure broccoli slaw and spaghetti.

Adult: Cook noodles according to package directions.

Together: Heat olive oil in a large pan. Add veggies to the pan in order of what takes the longest to cook: onions, squash, garlic, slaw, mushrooms. Season according to taste and saute until cooked, about 10 minutes.

Together: Once the noodles are cooked, drain and toss in with vegetables.

Together: Add ginger and soy sauce and continue to cook several more minutes until the flavors come together.

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