Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK so I made the best dinner last night and I have to post the recipe.  I found it in one of my cooking magazines.  It's called Pineapple Sweet and Sour Chicken.  It's really easy to make and tastes soooo good!!  Ingrediants:
2 cups Minute White Rice uncooked
1 can (20 oz) Dole pineapple chunks
2Tbsps. vegetable oil
1medium green or red bell pepper, cut into chunks ( I use both red and green)
1medium onion, cut into chunks
1/2cup mushrooms sliced ( I use a whole cup)
1lb. boneless, skinless chicken, cut into 1in pieces
1cup sweet and sour sauce
2 Tbsps. less sodium soy sauce

Prepare rice according to package directions.
Drain pineapple; reserve 2Tbsps. juice
Heal oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add peppers, onions and mushrooms; cook until vegetables are tender crisp. Revove veggies from skillet; set aside.
Cook chicken in same skillet until chicken is browned and cooked through. Add veggies back to skillet with sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce pineapple chunks and reserved juice. heat through. Serve with hot cooked rice.  Serves 6
You can use a measuring cup to pack the rice in and put it on the plate so it stays in a perfect mound and then serve chicken mixture beside it and it makes a very pretty presentation. Also leftovers are great and you can freeze it.

Well Aaron is down for a nap finally and I am waiting for Alan to get home from the gym.  Aaron is now pulling himself up on everything and I am pleasantly suprised to see him standing in his crib licking the railing each morning when I go in to get him.  He woke up at 6:30am this morning and I was so exhausted so Alan got up with him and I fell into a deep sleep till 8:30.  I was so thankful for the extra 2 hours of sleep.  I was also thankful that Aaron did his daily number two during this time and I missed it  So Aaron now loves to lick things, and I mean everything.  I am constatly running to grab things before they go to his mouth.  Unfortunatly I am not always there in enough time.  He is also such a good eater.  The child would eat until he popped if I let him.  I really love a good eater.  In fact that was one of the things on my checklist for a future husband before I met Alan. Being a picky eater would have been a deal JK.... well not really.  I am so thankful that God put Alan and I together.  He sure knew what he was doing.  I love to cook and Alan loves to eat!  Alan is preaching this Sunday on one of my favorite books of the Bible: Ruth.  I remember doing a Bible study on the book of  Ruth years ago and learning how to pray for my future husband.  I prayed for my "Boaz"  Even though it shouldn't God's faithfulness in putting Alan and I together still amazes me. We joke that we are the only person who would put up with the other one.  It is so true.  Alan is one of the most patient men I know.  I am starting now praying for Aaron and his future family.  I am learning to pray for God's will in Aaron's life instead of my own.  It's hard sometimes to remember this and do it consistently but I really want the best for Aaron.  Anyway my "Boaz" is home so I gotta go.