Pork and chicken, when frozen, look deceptively similar.
So when Forrest brought up some “chicken” to defrost the other day, to be made into sweet and sour chicken, it was quite the surprise when we went to take it out of the plastic bags they had been in, and found pork! So suddenly, our sweet and sour chicken was going to be pork.
Luckily, this didn’t turn out to be a fatal mistake. In fact, it turned out to be a rather tasty mistake.
It turned out to be a big hit. We made it for my parents, brother, and grandparents who were coming back from a family reunion. I made a huge feast, only to find out that they were still pretty stuffed from their McDonald’s lunch. Fortunately, they all seemed to find it in their hearts (and stomachs) to eat one or two servings of it. And to be honest, I think I liked the pork better than I liked this dish with chicken.
It also probably helped that I had this sweet little guy helping me out:
He loves when I put an apron on him when we are cooking, and he loves it even more when I let him pour ingredients into a bowl, or mix them. It makes cooking a little more difficult, but that’s okay. Hopefully he’ll learn to love to cook!
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