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...
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 9:41 AM