Pineapple Veggie Vermicelli

Happy Thursday!!  Friday is just around the corner 🙂  I am excited for tomorrow as we are surprising Shelby with a trip to the movies to see Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 … Shelby has been awaiting the release and we are going to opening night at our favorite theater (one that serves food and drinks of the adult form).  Now I just have to keep the secret which I have never been very good at doing when I am trying to surprise someone.

Yesterday I put some chicken in the crockpot with the hopes of making some yummy buffalo chicken tacos for dinner … however something just did not look right with the chicken after it cooked.  I am not totally sure why but there was a pinkish film and I decided not to risk it!  So … I had to make something on the fly for dinner.

Off to the pantry I went.  I had a bag of vermicelli that had been sitting in there for quite some time.  I thought of a recipe I saw awhile back for pineapple fried rice … an idea for dinner was born!  Pineapple Veggie Vermicelli!


  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 package cooked vermicelli
  • 2 cups diced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup diced ham


  • In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, garlic powder, ginger powder and white pepper; set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add onion to the skillet, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in corn and peas, and cook, stirring constantly, until vegetables are tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in vermicelli, pineapple, ham, and soy sauce mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  • Eat up!

Pineapple Veggie Vermicelli

This meal was super easy and super quick to throw together and get on the table.  It really was better (and much healthier) than the take out I was thinking of ordering when my dinner plans fell through 🙂

Pineapple Veggie Vermicelli

Hope you have a wonderful and productive Thursday!

How often do you come up with a dinner idea on the fly?  Any go to meals that you always have on stand-by?

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