Millennials (try to) Cook: Lime Shrimp Dragon Noodles

W: I got a craving for some spicy noodles, so I went to my favorite cooking website to see if there was a fun recipe there for us to try! Budget Bytes is a blog designed to help people make low-cost, delicious food, and the recipe we got was SO good!

We wound up making this recipe, and Patsy and I both agree it was way better than it had any business being!

P: Okay, so let’s face it. When it comes to food, I’m not really that hard to please. I can eat anything and everything. So when I asked Walter to choose any recipe, I had full confidence that I was going to enjoy whatever it was going to be. This recipe, however, exceeded expectations in such a delightful way!

I looked at the ingredients and didn’t really think much of them, but who knew that soy sauce, Sriracha sauce, and brown sugar is all you really need to make the perfect sauce? I may be exaggerating, but that’s also because I can still remember every delectable bite of the noodles.

Green onion counts as a vegetable, right?
W: My eyes have been opened to garlic’s magical cooking power
Not pictured: Patsy and Walter drooling over how amazing this looked and smelled
And this was only the first serving! The recipe made enough for us both to have seconds

Let us know what you think if you decide to try it!

– P + W


Millennials (try to) Cook: Blue Apron

W: Millennials can’t cook. They also can’t clean, get a job, save money, or stop buying avocado toast (and they also apparently can’t buy homes). All of this can seem discouraging if you are a millennial, whatever that means, like Patsy and I are! If you are a millennial like us, you don’t have to be what everyone else says you are. So, as a means of encouragement, we’re going to share with you guys our small attempt to break the stereotype!

We are millennials who (try to) cook. Also, I know that Blue Apron is the most millennial that cooking can get (I mean, you don’t even have to leave your house), so we’re starting slow and working our way up to grandma-expert level of cooking!

P: This past week, Water and I had the opportunity to try out Blue Apron, a subscription that sends you fresh, pre proportioned food and a recipe, for FREE through a friend’s referral! We both agreed that it’s a great alternative to a date night out since we’re able to enjoy good food and learn a new recipe together.

This week we made: Shrimp & Squid Ink Spaghetti, Chicken & Sweet Peppers Tostadas, and Beef Knockwurst & Sauerkraut.

Walter was a little skeptical of the black spaghetti, but it turned out delicious!

Food is art.

Unfortunately, we were too hungry to even take a picture of the Beef Knockwurst & Sauerkraut (and I may have also forgotten my camera).

Nevertheless, we both learned and tried something new! They were all so good!

– P + W