For the past several years, instead of attending church held in a church building we have been gathering together with other families and holding church services in each others houses.
And every week, whoever is the host provides the main course for a meal that we share together afterwards, and it just so happened that this last week was my turn to cook.
And no, I did not make pork and cabbage soup from my recent post but what I did make was the only thai recipe that I know how to cook...and that is Suhkothai Pad Thai.
Now, I do not make this dish very often as on the difficulty scale it is rated a 6 with 1 being the easiest. And the way my recipe scale rating works is how many pots or pans does it take to make it which was 3, and then how much prep work which was lots so I added another 3 to make it a 6, and in comparision, my Butternut Squash soup recipe was a 1.
So figuring I needed help, I called up my son, Billy, to enlisted him as my prep chef. I was pretty confident that he would help me as I know that he does work for food... and is especially fond of his Momma's Suhkothai Pad Thai.
So, once he confirmed he was available and would be helping, I needed to go shopping for the ingredients.
Now days, almost all of the grocery stores have the different ethnic cooking sections but it seems that none of them have all the ingredients that I need. take for instance, spicy pickled radish, you just can't find that in the asian section at any supermarket!
But that is okay because we are so fortunate to have in our town this really awesome...