Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I love Chinese food!  We used to joke about it being "cat on a stick" and all, but, whatever it is, it is good.  I noticed that the local Chinese buffet here is opened on Christmas day from 10-8 or something like that and wondered why.  Then, I realized they probably do not celebrate Christmas as they are Buddist, more than likely.  That reminded me of The Christmas Story movie - you know, the one with Ralphie and the Red Rider BB Gun.  I don't see all the humor in it like everyone else in my family, but we've watched it so many times and there are so many references to it, I figure it must be a classic.  I did like the scene where they had to go to the Chinese restaurant on Christmas day and the waiters were trying to sing "Deck the Halls"  - fra la la la la. . .  funny!

Here is my Chinese meal for the week and I made it myself!
Sorry the dish itself is blurry-I was focusing on the packet!

  I buy the seasoning packet from Walmart in the Asian aisle.  It's not really a recipe - it is just what I throw together and then follow some of the directions on the packet.  I cook my chicken, vegetables and rice all separately.  Then I saute onions in a bit of olive oil, add the rice, then the chicken.  I make a place in the middle and scramble an egg, then mix it in with all the rice, add the seasoning packet, soy sauce and then the veggies.  Toss it all and serve.  I add more soy sauce then it calls for - love the soy!   It is a huge hit here - Dan commented on it several times and even had seconds!  Ty gave a huge "yes" when he walked in and saw what was on the table.  Tanner ate what he could (he had a braces adjustment yesterday), and Levi and Noah turned up their noses - can you believe that?!

Anyway, hope you like it!


  1. Yes-it does look yummy. I love seeing all the variety of suppers you make. You good little cook you!

    I love Christmas Story and when they start singing fa ra ra ra ra ra it cracks me up every time.☺ Ever consider serving goose?

  2. No, I've never thought about goose- don't know if I've ever eaten it!