Archive for January, 2019

Dinner: Monday, January 7, 2019

Much to my surprise, the wife took a shot at making take out Chinese food for dinner tonight. Well, I said much to my surprise, but I’m not really surprised. She’s worked hard to expand her fantastic cooking chops into unfamiliar terrain, including not only Chinese but Thai and Mexican as well. But I digress. The wife’s offering tonight was Orange Chicken with steamed rice. It wasn’t perfect, but it was really good for a first attempt. The best part was the crispiness of the fried coating. It stood up nicely to the orange sauce and remained crispy. The sauce itself was good, but a bit on the tart side when compared to our usual take out haunts. I also thought the meal overall could have used a little more seasoning. If I did numeric scores, I’d give the wife a seven out of ten for her first foray into orange chicken. Looking forward for to her second attempt.


Review: Hell’s Kitchen Chipotle Chocolate Hot Sauce

I received this hot sauce, Hell’s Kitchen Chipotle Chocolate Hot Sauce, as a gift and part of a gift pack with several hot sauces. I am a fan of the show, but not of this hot sauce. I don’t think that this has anything to do with the show outside of having some company slap a logo on it and sell it. Got to love merchandising. But since it is here, I went ahead and gave it a go. For full disclosure, I am a great lover of hot sauces, from super hot to full of flavor. This one did not make the grade. It is high on on acid content and the combination of flavors is just strange. Not because it is chocolate and chipotle, but there is some odd flavor in the background that tastes mechanical or chemical, not sure which yet. Nor will I be finding out. This is the only hot sauce I have ever thrown away right after trying it out. Right into the trash it went, where it belongs. Stay away from this hot sauce and stay away from the set. If it given to you, regift it to someone you don’t like.


Lunch: Thursday, January 3, 2019

So, it is not unusual for my lovely wife to pack up leftovers, for my lunch at work, from dinner the night before, and when it is her potato and chicken yellow curry with jasmine rice, I don’t complain at all, as it is one of my favorite things to eat. Yes, it does start with a prepared yellow curry sauce, my current favorite, Mae Ploy Thai Yellow Curry Sauce, but she then spices it up with either Thai chili peppers, habaneros or one of the other varieties that we have begun growing at the house. I highly recommend this one if you don’t have time to make your own yellow curry sauce from scratch. It is also vegetarian before you add whatever ingredients you want, it is useful for vegetarian curries, which the wife often makes me when I am dieting. Either way the flavor is excellent and I look forward to this meal very much, for lunch or dinner. Even my youngest child loves this one.