Chad was recently out of town for a week on business. When I was on my own, I would resort to eating out or the same thing over and over again. Now, I have to make sure Evan gets enough variety too. I like to plan meals that are quick to make and use minimal dishes. This Garlic Pork Lo Mein definitely meets the criteria. It comes together in the time it takes to order Chinese take-out, without an overly thick and greasy sauce. Chinese wheat noodles (you can also use fettuccine in a pinch) are tossed with mushrooms, garlic marinated pork, garlic chives (or green onions or mixture), and ginger, then coated in a soy rice wine flavored sauce.
I chopped the vegetables and prepared the sauces before cooking, so I could just throw everything together. If you don’t want to use pork, thinly sliced chicken can be substituted. Other vegetables can also be added. Carrots, bok choy, napa cabbage and snap peas would also make nice additions.