Formula for a Fabulous May Day:

Step 1: Make Raspberry-Lemon Whoopie Pies.  And be sure they turn out more like Pancake Pies……
I think it’s because I used skim milk instead of whole…oh well…live and learn!

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Step 2: Pack some up for a friend.

You can find these parchment sheets at any party store.
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Use them to package fun little treats (such as Pancake Pies).
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And then stuff said treats in a pretty bag for a friend.
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Step 3: Go on a walk with afore-mentioned friend.
Be sure to bring “one-sock-on, one-sock-off” with you.  But be prepared to stop at Carlino’s to get a piece of cheese to appease Sock Girl.  Also hit up Starbucks for Frappy Hour so you have something to enjoy on your walk.
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Step 4: Make Vegetable Pad Thai to bring with you to Husband’s softball game (and to share with Meg). 
This meal takes literally half an hour to prepare.  I love it!  Oh, and for additional fun, make sure softball team wins!
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It was a fantastic day!

Vegetable Pad Thai
Source: Martha Stewart Everyday Food

Ingredients:
8 oz. dried, wide and flat rice noodles
2 T dark-brown sugar
2 T fresh lime juice, plus wedges for serving
3 T soy sauce
2 t. vegetable oil (I used Toasted Sesame oil)
3 scallions, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 c. fresh cilantro
1/4 c. chopped roasted, salted peanuts (I used Honey Roasted)

Directions:
1) Soak noodles according to package instructions.  Drain. 
2) In a small powl, whisk together brown sugar, lime juice and soy sauce.
3) In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high.  Add scallions and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 seconds.  Add eggs and cook, scraping skillet with a spatula until eggs are almost set, about 30 seconds.  Transfer egg mixture to a plate.
4) Add noodles and soy-sauce mixture to skillet; cook, tossing constantly, until noodles are soft and coated with sauce, about 1 minute.  Add egg miture and toss to coat.  Serve noodles with lime wedges, topped with cilantro and peanuts.  (Or if you have a cilantro-hating husband, omit this part).
5) Eat and enjoy! 

***Note – easy add-ins would be chicken or shrimp!  Yum!***

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