The texture of the chicken seitan was delightful! Had I "browned" it on it's own, it would have been perfect. I didn't add the cayenne, so the flavor was extremely mild.
The noodles shocked me. I hate wheat noodles, I know, I know. . . But, really I despise them. The flavor is too much or not enough. Hmmm Sadly, when I was about 10, a friend of the family ruined me for whole wheat anything. She made whole wheat pancakes for breakfast one morning and I just couldn't handle it. Guess it's time to get the heck over that, eh? The soba were different, though. I suppose it's the buckwheat in there. I LOVED them!! I could eat them plain ;). The Dad loved the noodles, too. For the most part, the kids really liked the noodles.
Kid 1 isn't feeling well, so not much was consumed, gave a halfsies. Kid 2 loved the noodles and the broccoli, gave a halfsies. Kid 3, here is a great surprise, hated it (in my best Men on Film sing songy voice), and therefore gave the only thumbs down. Kid 4 loved the noodles and the broccoli, as well, another halfsies. Mama and The Dad both gave thumbs up. My thumb looks really odd in this picture. Kinda like a little piglet. Weird. Mine is the one in the back on the right.
Tomorrow we're going to go with an old standby veganized. . .