Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday Recipe

This would appear to be a nice simple recipe, very quick to prepare.

"Take-Out" Orange Chicken

Enjoy takeout-style orange chicken—without having to tip the delivery guy! Your family will enjoy
this simple version just as much (if not more).

1/4 cup KRAFT Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing
zest and 1/2 cup juice from 1 orange
2 Tbs honey
2 tsp minced gingerroot
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
1 Tbs oil
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 each orange, red and yellow pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 green onions, thinly sliced

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2. Mix dressing, orange zest, juice, honey, ginger and crushed pepper until blended.

3. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken and peppers; cook 5 to 6 min. or until chicken is done and peppers are crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Remove chicken mixture from skillet; cover to keep warm.

4. Add dressing mixture to skillet; cook and stir 3 to 4 min. or until thickened. Stir in chicken mixture; cook and stir 2 min. Top with onions.

Servings: 4

Source: Kraft

Have a great weekend

Friday, January 13, 2017

Thursday, Vijay's Indian Restaurant, Bowling, Coupons

We've been home from the restaurant about three quarters of an hour and I am still stuffed. I thoroughly enjoyed the food and boy was there a lot of it. We started with a pappadum to nibble on then we got an onion bhaji plus a samosa served with a spicy Tamarind chutney which I thought was delicious. Having eaten those, our main course was Buttered Chicken, Rogan Josh (beef curry) Aloo Gobi (cauliflower and potato cooked in spices with fresh ginger) and a large dish of rice also Nan bread for dipping. At the end of all that I was totally full up but I managed to "force" down a little dessert which was a small ball of something sweet in a delicious syrup. I don't remember the name. This all came with a choice of beverage so I ordered wine. Matt, as usual, will not drink when he is out, just water, so I had his wine too. I was impressed with what we were served although the quantities were rather large I thought. Matt was not so keen. Pity. I have a small pot of Tamarind chutney which I brought home. We did have some leftovers which were mainly sauces and rice so didn't have them in a doggy bag. I thought it was all pretty good value for money too. Of course we took our coupon and on the way out met another couple who asked how it was and they too had a coupon. Just shows you (well me) these coupons do work.

This afternoon we bowled as usual and Matt beat me every time. At least one time I thought I was doing well and he suddenly threw a couple of strikes or so and raced ahead. Grrrr. There was another couple there bowling next us. They were doing a bowl ahead for their league and the woman started with a 304 then a 276 and dropped down to a 210. I didn't know whether to be intimidated or impressed LOL. Turned out her average was 175. I should be so lucky.

Yesterday's mail I was scrabbling for the coupon books to get the bowling ones people threw away, and yet our friends at the alley today still haven't received their coupon books. I gave them one of mine today. I have plenty. The super's wife was looking for them for me as well. I figured it out I save $156 a year using them. Actually, today we were invited to join the league which plays on Thursday afternoons, they used not to accept men but their numbers have fallen so much they now do so. However, we decided we didn't really want to join a second league.

So today is Thursday the 13th. Why does no-one worry about that day but only Friday 13?

Had to give you a recipe for Onion Bhaji didn't I?
Onion Bhaji

Onion Bhaji


2 free-range eggs
onions, sliced
120g/4oz plain flour
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp cumin seeds
3 tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra if required
  • Method

  • Beat the eggs in a bowl.
  • Add the onion rings and mix well.
  • Add the flour, ground coriander and cumin seeds and stir well to combine
  • Heat the oil in a deep-sided frying pan over a medium heat. When hot add a large spoonful of the bhaji mixture and fry for 30-45 seconds, until golden-brown.
  • Turn the bhaji over and fry for a further 30 seconds, until crisp and golden-brown all over. Remove and drain on kitchen paper.
  • Repeat with the remaining bhaji mixture, replenishing the oil in the pan if it runs low and allowing it to heat up again after a new addition

  • Have a great day