My mom picked up the recipe and it never stayed the same. Sometimes the meat was shrimp or pork or even hot dogs when money was tight. The veggies were all over the place too. But the flavor was always amazing and takes me back. So, one day, while at the library, I spied a book that reminded me of that magic dish. "Cora Cooks Pancit" by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore. It even had a recipe in the back! We took it home and I read the story with the boys to get them excited about the meal. I had hoped they would cook with me, but alas, the evening summer sun and a sprinkler called them outside, so I cooked alone. It was still wonderful, and the quiet of Lachlan in his wrap snuggled into me, I could remember the smells and laughter easier. Next time, they will help. So, without further adieu, here is.... Pancit!
- 3 boneless chicken breasts plus 1/2 C. chicken broth and 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1(8oz) pkg rice stick pancit noodles
- 1(8oz) pkg dried shiitake mushrooms
- 3 celery stalks sliced
- 1(8oz) can water chestnuts sliced
- 1(8oz) can bamboo shoots sliced
- 1(8oz) can baby corn diced
Strain noodles. In a separate pot, bring 1 1/2 C. water, 1/4 C. oil, 1/4 C. soy sauce and a sprinkle of salt to a light boil. Add noodles and stir. Cook 5 min then pour noodles into the chicken and veggie mixture. Mix everything together and cook on low for 5 min.
Makes 10-12 (2 cup) servings