Porch Recital and P.F. Changs

Tonight Sarai prepped the porch to get ready for the first neighborhood porch recital of the season.

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Much to Sarai’s chagrin we didn’t have a recipe but we did have a sack of P.F. Chang’s frozen dinner that I grabbed from the grocery store a few months ago on a whim.  The picture on the package looked good I guess?

IMG_0598I got some brown rice going and then opened the sack to inspect the product.

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The directions are simple – you dump the sack in a skillet and cook covered for 10 minutes, then take off the lid and cook for an additional 2 minutes to thicken the sauce. IMG_0600

See those large orange chunks in the mix?  That’s the sauce that has apparently been frozen into blocks before going into the sack, it liquifies as you cook.

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The finished produce is decent but doesn’t have quite the same feel as the restaurant experience. Sarai thought, well …. she thought this was terrible.  I thought it edible.

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The piano recital went really well, lots of neighbors showed up and about 8 of the students played a piece.

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After the recital Catalina and Sarai got in the kitchen and baked Coconut Macaroon Cookies from the April Cooking Light.

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-JB-

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