Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles

We are back in the swing of the fall schedule around here, and that means busy days! Being a homeschooling, stay-at-home mom, I usually cook three meals a day, plus at least a couple of snacks for the girls. I do love cooking, but when our schedule is particularly hectic, I need a meal idea that is quick to prepare, and it doesn’t hurt if it’s inexpensive as well. Sesame Noodles have become a go-to for weekday lunches and late-night meals. They have been a life-saver for me on the days when soccer practice runs late or our daytime schedule is full of errands.

Sesame Noodles

Meals don’t have to be complex to be delicious. Sesame Noodles are among the simplest of meals that I fix, yet they are alive with flavor. We love them best as they are, but you can amp them up with chicken, shrimp, or flank steak. They are also delicious with broccoli, red bell pepper, or steamed carrots thrown in.

When I say Sesame Noodles are simple to make, I’m not kidding. They only require that you boil noodles and mix a sauce. Toss them both together, and you have a magical, tasty dish that can be enjoyed as a one-dish meal or as a side dish. They can also be served either hot or cold.

The Short But Sweet List of Ingredients

One pound of noodles, cooked (I prefer thin spaghetti, but you can use your favorite)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
3-4 stalks green onion, thinly sliced

The How-To

Boil your noodles, drain, and set aside.

Sesame Noodles

In a separate dish, mix the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic powder, and sugar.

Sesame Noodles

Pour sauce over noodles and toss to coat. Sprinkle green onions and toasted sesame seeds over top. Enjoy!

Sesame Noodles
This simple noodle dish can be served hot or cold. It can also be served as-is or with added chicken, shrimp, steak, or veggies.
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup soy sauce
  2. 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  3. 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  4. 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  5. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  6. 1 teaspoon sugar
  7. 1 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  8. 3-4 stalks green onion, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Boil your noodles, drain, and set aside.
  2. In a separate dish, mix the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic powder, and sugar.
  3. Pour sauce over noodles and toss to coat. Sprinkle green onions and toasted sesame seeds over top. Enjoy!
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Pearson Homeschool Interactive Science: A Review

Disclaimer: Pearson provided me the materials for this review free of charge. They have also compensated me for my time to write this review. They did not require me to write a positive review. As always, opinions about products or services I review are entirely my own.

When my oldest daughter was in first grade, I wasn’t sure how I should go about teaching science. I knew I wanted her to know about a variety of subjects, but I didn’t really know how to attack this animal. I purchased a science workbook at our local teacher supply store, but it was too simple and she was finished with it in a few weeks. We read tons of science books from the library, and this is really where she received much of her true science education that year. As my youngest daughter is just starting first grade science, I was looking for something that would make my life easier. I jumped at the chance to review a copy of Pearson Homechool’s Interactive Science curriculum, as it sounded like it would cover a variety of topics, but in an orderly and systematic way.

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The Pearson Interactive Science curriculum has been exactly what I needed. Patterson uses the student book, which is a consumable workbook with beautiful illustrations, activities, and text. I have access to the online Teachers Edition eText, which provides teaching helps as well as lesson plans.

What Is Being Taught?

The topics covered are perfect for someone studying science for the first time.

  • The Nature of Science
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How Is It Being Taught?

I review the Teacher’s Edition eText before I start the week to determine which components of the lesson I am going to use. It is also helpful to review the experiments so that I can be sure I have the materials on hand. When I sit down with my student, we read the text and discuss the questions. She writes the answers to the questions, which are short and require minimal writing skills. We complete the activity and review the vocabulary cards. The vocabulary is a little advanced for first graders, in my opinion, but she has done well with it when I provide further explanation. The Teacher’s Edition eText provides differentiated instruction for students who need additional instruction in order to understand the concepts. This has been quite helpful, as science isn’t Patterson’s strong suit. The Lesson Checks provided in the Teacher’s Edition eText are also helpful to ensure the student has really understood the lesson.

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If you’re looking for a new science curriculum, I highly recommend Pearson’s product. It has worked well for my family and provided the “meat” I was looking for in a science curriculum. You can use code BLG25 to receive 25% off their Interactive Science Bundle for Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, and 5th Grade.

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