Everyone meet Kristen, aka K2. She just came on board at work, is my desk neighbor, and one of the best rant listeners that have been put in my path. Kristen got her catchy nickname because our supervisor is also named Kristen so it’s a great way to distinguish them in the office as well as an amazing DJ/rapper name. There’s been word on the street (also known as our place of employment) that we have a older/younger sister dynamic so let that give you a hint of the type of situation we’re dealing with here. After this recipe was made, K2 and I spent over 20 hours in the same car and we’re still talking to each other. So, you know…THINGS ARE GETTING SERIOUS.
K2 became the first guest featured on C&C because she’s based in the dirty J and needed to be up early for an office road trip. When she came over and requested a grown-woman sleepover, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try out my first recipe on the book. I gave K2 the book and she proceeded to pick the recipe for Sesame Chicken Noodles. According to her, it looked like a easy recipe that would also be very flavorful.
And boy, was she right about how flavorsome this baby would be. After going through the motions we figured the hardest part of the recipe is finding the ingredients. There’s 29147324 types of oil involved in this recipe (including sesame, peanut and just plain hot oil) and each of them adds its own special essence to the recipe so to discard one of them would be blasphemy. The recipe in itself was very easy and took very short time to take, which lent itself to discussion of important life matters such as daily vs. nightly showers and warning K2 about my delightful morning moods (SPOILER ALERT: Nightly showers for president).
As a spicy food enthusiast, I L-O-V-E-D the flavor of this recipe and it was a departure from my regular fettuccine routine of chicken, pesto, and prayers that carbs one day become healthy for you. I brought this a couple of days later to work as lunch and oh my lord it was even better than the first day. Those oils sim sim simmered like you have no idea. Watch the video below to see more of the process!