Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Remember that one time we moved far away from all our family and friends?

Sure, we are doing what is best for our family. And of coarse we are loving our new area and all the amazing people we’ve met. Yet sometimes holidays and weekends make me Mrs.Grumpy Pants, and a lot of times I wish our family was here to enjoy more time together and watch the girls grow. (And also watch the girls early in the morning so I can sleep in…)

This weekend however was a weekend that I never wanted to end. My parents came into town and the second they pulled up to our house, because you know we were all anxiously watching for them out the window, I couldn’t help but burst into tears and be incredibly excited for the days to follow!

Sleeping in, a trampoline for a present, watching my parents play, cuddle, and read with my girls for hours was the best feeling. Especially hearing my daughter say, “Welcome Home!”, to my parents…She’s right. Welcome home! Please never leave…

When it was time to say goodbye  I saw Boo’s eyes swell up, and at that moment I knew that there is nothing more important than the feeling of home. It’s a combination of comfort, love, and peace. Constant smiles, laughter, and always wanting to hold on to those sacred moments forever. I realized I’ve got to do my best to instill that feeling of ‘home’ in our own family, especially since our extended loved ones are so far away.

And of coarse my first priority in cheering up my sad babies, including myself who was balling like one, was to make some sort of ‘home-like-comfort’ type meal. Instead of ordering take out and plopping myself in front of the tube for two hours of Bachelorette, I  decided making a meal from home was just the type of comfort that my family needed.

Printable Recipe Here: Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Thanks Mom & Dad for making this an amazing weekend! Please come back next weekend…and the next…and the next.

Sound good?

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  1. Ha, I love the lipstick all over her face! So cute 🙂 I totally did not make any dinner tonight, but I did make some chocolate chip cookies (lets be real; I mostly just ate the dough 🙂 to veg out on while I watched The Bachelorette (watching it as I type actually-stupid commercial breaks!)

    • haha I LOVE you! You have the right idea! I only watched 30 minutes of the bach. because I promised some friends I would watch it with them later this week, but my-oh-my there were some wack-o boys on there huh?!

  2. Recipe looks amazing. Definitely a must try!

  3. Angie T. says:

    This looks delicious! I will try it asap 🙂
    Im sorry you are so far away from family. It must get very hard sometimes. To be honest, its why I’ve always stayed in the same area my whole life. But a big part wishes I had spent time away. Good thing your parents came to visit 😉 Take care!

    • Thanks Angie!
      I haven’t lived in the same area as my parents since college, I think that’s why I’m so eager to be closer to them now. It’s good to have some time away, but it’s always nice to come back to family 🙂

  4. Awww, it’s so hard living far from family. I’m sure they miss you too!

    The recipe looks great, BTW.

  5. This recipe looks delicious! Your girls are so adorable! 🙂

  6. Meghan O'Malley says:

    I made this last night for dinner. LOVE IT! And, I don’t even like Asian food most of the time. But, I’ll definitely be making this again. So easy and the hubs really liked it too! And, that was our first time to try Asian noodles. Delicious!

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