As soon as we moved in with the in-laws, the husband took off. I'm not kidding. He went on a week-long camping trip with his friend. One where there was conveniently no cell phone reception. At first I thought I would miss him horribly, but it turned out I only missed him a bit. Our new room is fairly small, so it was nice not to have to share it with him and his clothes, books, tea cups and chapsticks. And I slept so well in the center of our bed. Ahh, the center.
Anyway, while he was gone we had some nice dinners. One night my mother-in-law made steaks and lobster tails. My contribution was soba noodles in peanut sauce. I made a lot of noodles, and only used about half. Then I forgot about them. Then I remembered and used the leftovers for a healthy vegetable stir fry that I took to work for lunch.
Here's why I love about soba noodles -- they are tasty, they cook quickly, they are great hot or cold, and they are cheap. With my noodles, I used bell peppers and green beans, lots of oyster sauce, some soy sauce, peanut oil, and that was pretty much it. For a little kick, I drizzled Sriracha sauce on top.