Inspired by yet another blatantly biased piece on unschooling, and the ridiculed menu choice therein, we had a simple dinner in solidarity with unschoolers everywhere. (Oh the irony! We unschoolers, we're so sheltered and unsocialized, we simply don't know any better! On a side note, it never ceases to amaze me that those that screech about learning, keep failing at learning.) As it happened, the kids wanted help with their fractions and algebra (see, irony), they ate and did math!
Here's the basic recipe, which changes just about every time I make it, based on what's in the pantry and veggies I have on hand. It's a flexible recipe, adjust accordingly.
Unschool Noodles With Peanut Sauce
1/4 natural peanut butter
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1-2 Tbsp soy sauce
1/4 cup lemon or lime juice
1-2 tsp evaporated cane juice or sugar
2 cloves garlic
half dash of cayenne pepper
Blend, food processor or stick blend above ingredients.
Prepare udon, soba, glass, spaghetti or similar noodles to taste. Drain and rinse in cold water, drain.
Add optional veggies:
steamed snow pea pods, frozen peas (steamed), grated carrot, sliced cucumber, chopped scallion, chives. Toss in bowl with peanut sauce and noodles, serve.
Now that dinner is done, we'll probably stay up late discussing Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, because that's what our two unschoolers are reading currently. See, irony.