Let’s talk about nostalgia.
So many of my minimalism efforts are thwarted by… nostalgia. Where does this sensation come from, and why does it have such power over me?
Now I realize that I’m somewhat of an extreme case.
Just to give you an idea of Ann on the Nostalgia Meter: I listen to old music 95% of the time, (my amoureux now knows all the words to Nat King Cole despite himself,) and I’m just enamored by the way they used to sing, used to dress, used to farm, etc. Birthday cards from the past, grandma’s jewelry, and real watches — those “one-function gadgets” are apparently old-fashioned now — delight me. (Do you ever feel like you were born in the wrong generation?)
Not to mention, I also grew up being nostalgic… watching old movies, surrounded by antiques, and swimming in all things Fred Astaire, hence DOUBLE nostalgia. I have nostalgia for the nostalgia I felt when I was a little girl!
Can you imagine my plight as I strive to pare down my wardrobe, life, stuff?
I blame my parents. Unequivocal “sentimentals.”
But, honestly, I must also thank them for inculcating this… let’s call it, appreciation, for the old-fashioned essence of yore. Even if I’m a bit plagued by it.
Anyway, you probably came for the peanut butter.
So, today, we’re making asian satay sauce rainbow noodles. Not much to do with nostalgia, unless of course you live in, or come from, a south-east asian country.
This dish is crunchy, chewy, sweet, spicy, and all things holy. Let’s make it!
If you love pasta (and who doesn't?) and peanut butter (ditto), this is your gateway into true ecstasy AND massive veggie consumption.
To watch us do this recipe at 5 Lorette, click on our YouTube vid!
If you make this recipe, make sure to hashtag us! #VeggieMagnifique
What about you, dear reader? You into nostalgia, rainbow noodles, or both?
Leave me some advice in the comments below: Should I get rid of my birthday cards from 10 years ago?
In the meantime… I remain, yours truly, a peanut-butter loving nostalgic,
P.S. Merci to Rina and 5 Lorette for lettin’ us film all day. 🙂
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