Thursdays are such busy days for us - I should probably just plan Thursdays as a takeout night. Plus we had an incredibly warm beautiful day today so I worked out in the backyard a good part of the day and didn't give much thought to dinner preparation. I arrived home with H at 6:30 and had to have her back at school by 7:00 for music. By 6:45 we were back in the car and she was eating her dinner on the way. I think I threw something together in record time and it was actually really good.
I used the Soy Vay Wasabiyaki sauce which we love. If you don't like hot things don't be put off by the wasabi - the dressing/marinade isn't spicy. I quickly chopped some napa cabbage, shredded some carrot and rinsed some pea pods and threw them in the pan, added a few packages of yaki soba noodles then the dressing. It was done in less than 10 minutes. I rinsed the box of organic strawberries I'd just picked up and we were out the door.
I was feeling pretty good about the fact that she was at least eating something from home and not a drive-thru window, she was getting some vegetables and some fruit - yada, yada, yada. Not ONCE while I was driving her to school did I think "what about some protein" or "gee, some tofu would have been good in this" and it's a shame I didn't. Because maybe then I would have recalled the pan of marinated tofu I put UNDER THE BROILER while I was making the noodles. Thank goodness my husband was home and all the windows were already open because it was so hot outside. I'm typically very careful about this kind of thing but I was rushed and definitely not "in the moment."
As my husband would say, "oh guinnah"