Well Ben finally made it home and we enjoyed a glass of wine together. Good times
Neither of us really felt like cooking tonight so we decided to split some Kung Pao Chicken takeout from one of our favorite restaurants nearby. When I think of Asian takeout I think ew – fried, heavy, saucy, greasy, stomach turning…but not this stuff! The sauce is scant yet still present, light not greasy and the chicken hunks are all white meat and just as tender as can be. I absolutely LOVE this dish!
Here’s my portion:
This has the perfect amount of spice!
Love the nutiness from the peanuts & cashews, too!
For dessert we had…sugar cookies! I tried out two different recipes and a couple of different baking methods (temperature, time, etc.) and I think I found the winning combination. Reasons why I’m cooking sugar cookies to come later on Also, I love sprinkles so I doused my cookies in them. They were heavenly.
I realize this meal isn’t the picture of health – but I think splurges once in awhile help keep me from going absolutely insane. If I try and restrict or keep myself from certain foods, I just end up going a little nutty when I finally do have them. Long live the 80/20 rule!
Tonight Ben and I are hangin’ out. We might have another glass of wine and will be watching the Celtics hopefully crush the Magic. Otherwise, I’ll have a very cranky husband on hand!