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!