An Awesome Orange Chicken Starts with a Package

Yep, you read the title correctly. An Awesome Orange Chicken can come from a package. Do you like Chinese food? Do you like spicy orange chicken? We’ve all seen those packages of Orange Chicken in the frozen section of our local grocery stores. You’ve got the hankering for Chinese food and you don’t want take out, so you grab one of those pre-packaged frozen bags. You get it home, bake it up in the oven and toss with the sauce that came in the bag. But it’s not what you expected. There wasn’t enough sauce. The intense orange flavor was lacking and it just didn’t hit the spot. So you decide that the packaged Chinese Chicken just isn’t worth the money.

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Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry with Ramen Noodles

A family that cooks together, stays together. Okay, maybe not, but it sounds reasonable. Kiddo and I have spent enough time in the kitchen together to have that rhythm – almost like a dance, each knowing the other’s style, steps and timing. As for Hubby, we do well together when I prep and he grills. In the kitchen, my Master Griller becomes all-thumbs – and to equate it to dancing, it’s more like a stomp. Hubby tends to want to clean before we are ready to clean. For example, I’ll chop a veggie, place it in the pan, leaving the chopping board and knife on the counter. When I reach for it again, he’s already washed, dried and put it all away. (After a lifetime of marriage, you would think he understood – on counter, going to use again – in sink, okay to wash).

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