Or at least until it gets really hot outside. And then I would rather be an "under the fan-in air conditioning" couch dweller.
But you get the idea. I just love this time of year.
I made this on Wednesday...
We are HUGE fans of Asian food. It has definitely become quite the favorite around this household. So when I found the special sauce at The Fresh Market, I knew that I had to make this meal for Kev.
He had requested it before when I used to get take out.
And I say "used to" because nowadays I try to plan enough in advance to not have to get take out. It also helps with the "budget"... if you know what I mean.
Anyway, there was another lady buying the sauce on the same day. And she suggested buying Chick-fil-a nuggets to put in the meal. I thought it was a great idea until I priced the nuggets and realized that in order to buy enough to make the meal worthwhile, I would have to take a second mortgage out on my house.
Chick-fil-a, I love you. But you are VERY expensive.
So, I used organic chicken breast. And followed the recipe on the bottle of sauce.
I had a "Girl's Night" dinner to go to the night I made it. So, I let Kev choose what kind of rice he wanted to eat with it. He chose white.
I gladly obliged. There is only so much brown rice a growing boy can eat, you know.
I had a bite before I left for the dinner. And I LOVED it.
I would definitely make it again. And again. And again.
And here is where I would show you a picture of the sauce. Just in case you wanted to buy it. But because it is SO hard to maneuver pictures around in blogger you will just have to wait until the end of the post. Because for some reason when I post pictures they like to move all around and do whatever they want.
It is like having teenagers. Which is why I don't have them. :)
On to the next meal.
Chicken Tortilla Soup.
The recipe is from Jenna. At Eat Live Run. She is fabulous!! And creates the most delicious recipes.
And this is where I am going to suggest that you check out HER pictures instead of depending on mine to give you an idea of how the meal will turn out.
Because mine look a little bizarre. AND BURNED.
The recipe started with charring a poblano pepper. I've never charred anything before. Besides a marshmallow. And maybe a hotdog. So, it was new to me to put a perfectly beautiful hot pepper under the broiler and watch it burn to death.