Hi my friends! Growing up did your mom cook a favorite recipe that everybody loved?
When my family was young I often made Sweet and Sour Chicken. It was everybody’s favorite.
The recipe was given to my by a wonderful college roommate who has since passed away. I think of her fondly whenever I make it.
My youngest daughter and her hubby came for a three day visit from AZ a couple of weeks ago.
I had taken some chicken tenders out to thaw and decided I would make some. After I thought about it. I realized that I had not made it in an awfully long time.
Doesn’t that look yummy? I made this on a Friday night. On Saturday the family got together and had BBQ’d Pastrami Burgers and Homemade Onion Rings. We were celebrating Kylee’s birthday a little early.
Both of my sons got into the refrigerator for something and when they spied the leftovers they both said, “You made Sweet and Sour Chicken?” I think they were a little disappointed that they hadn’t gotten any.
It made me laugh. Here is the recipe:
Sweet & Sour Chicken
3-4 lbs. chicken (I now use boneless/skinless) 2 beaten eggs
1 garlic salt 1 c. cornstarch
Sauce: (I double and sometimes triple this. We serve the chicken over rice and my family likes to put extra sauce on the rice.)
1 c. sugar 1/2 c. vinegar
1/4 c. cr. pineapple 1 Tbs. soy sauce
4 Tbs. catsup 1/2 tsp. salt
Sprinkle garlic salt on chicken and let stand for a while. Mix cornstarch with chicken in sack and shake. Dip in egg and fry in oil just till browned on both sides.
Place in casserole or 9x13 pan. Heat sauce and pour over chicken. Cover and bake at 350 for 1 hour.
Here’s the thing, I couldn’t remember whether or not I covered it. Didn’t say on my recipe. After baking it I am sure that I did. DUH, I use to cook it in a covered casserole. Am I losing it or what? lol!
As you can see, it was a bit overcooked. Still yummy, but not as juicy and some of the sauce had cooked away, darn!
This is not a healthy meal, but every now and then; YUM! I tried to balance it out by serving lots of garden veggies.
Long post, but before I end I have to tell you that our daughter and her husband have decided to go to Spain for a year and teach English. UGH! This is my baby!
I am trying to be adult about it. I keep telling myself it is meant to be. They sold their condo in AZ in one day and got exactly what they were asking for it. They also have a small home in Lehi and were able to rent it this week. They close on the 27th and will be coming home to stay with us until Oct. 1st when they head for Spain. Hubby and I are thinking that we must go visit.
This is something they have wanted to do before starting a family.
This is Kylee. She has started a new blog called, Postcards from Ky I would love if you hopped over and wished her well. She will even send you a postcard if you would like.
Missing her already!
I will be sharing with: