Thursday, September 30, 2010

There is a reason I "meet the girls" for Asian food

Doesn't this look absolutely delicious?  I think it does.

A few days ago, I tweaked my Oriental Chicken recipe by using lime juice (instead of orange or apple juice) and I used an entire teaspoon of red pepper flakes instead of 1/2 teaspoon.  I also did not thicken the sauce but after taking the chicken out of the pan, I placed the half cooked whole wheat pasta in the pan and let it finish cooking to absorb all the delicious sauce.

It was SO good but guess who set it aside and made himself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?  Sigh...

This is not my most famous uneaten meal (except by me, of course).  I made a wonderful Indonesian meal for Christmas Eve when we still lived in Holland, Michigan (that being the BC days... Before Christopher came along).  I had eaten the meal at a women's get together at church and begged for the recipe.

I proudly served it on Christmas Eve after working hard on it all day and wallah!!!... neither my husband or daughter would eat it (although later she developed a taste for that type of meal but she was around age ten at the time).

I learned two lessons... never try something new for a Holiday and never try anything that expensive to make without the family trying it elsewhere first!

At least the Oriental Chicken meal was inexpensive...


Marlene said...

I think it looks delicious I would love to have the recipe if you don't mind sharing with me. Thanks Marlene

Mrs.Rabe said...

I am going to make this dish for dinner tonight! We all like Chinese Food!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

LOL Wonderful advise...and all too true Brenda! While Katie, Clancy and I will happily try all manner of exotic edibles Mike is strictly a Betty Crocker eater! This meal looks wonderful, by the way!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I'm going to try it! Sounds delicious! My hubby doesn't have the same tastes as I do, although I have "trained" him to like food a little spicier than he grew up with! He also doesn't like fancy restaurants. We can't afford eating out too often, but when I splurge, it is with my girlfriends who also enjoy it! There are about two restaurants in town he'll even eat at--I've learned to accept it and have fun with my friends! lol

Anonymous said...

Would it help to know that someone else has faced similar of late? I wonder if it might have to do with loosing taste buds as we age and nothing tasting like it used to maybe? My husband, almost 61 is on a similar page. I am trying now to fix more stuff his mom made...never mind it was not as healthy. But hey, everyone has to die of something and if it is from eating food that is not healthy, ...maybe they should have that least that is how I am looking at it!!

I thought yours not only looked fine, I can almost taste the chicken and noodles!!! enjoy eating it!!!
Blessings, Elizabeth