Why my Chicken Turned Into a Burger
Stupid New Year’s Resolution
I made a New Year’s Resolution to try a new recipe each week and blog about it.
Let me start by saying that I don’t know if I have ever in my life ordered orange chicken off a menu. I have no idea what sparked the idea to make this meal and I was sincerely prepared to not even enjoy it much. But, go big or go home, right? Might as well stretch my comfort-zone a little.
It’s not like I stretched it that far – this is a crockpot recipe after all!
So today Cupcake did not want to nap. We managed a quick 15 minute nap this AM, though, which gave me just enough time to prep my masterpiece
For six beautiful hours, this sat and cooked. The house smelled like beautiful oranges. It was lovely! I was excited!
So dinner time rolled around and my hubby and I took our first bite. He smiled, but I know that smile. It meant he hated it.
But I hated it even more. Horrid. Tasted like orange, all-right. Way too orangey. Way too… Off.
Darling Cupcake loves oranges and makes the cutest little face when the sourness hits her. Since this was a super clean recipe and I was just going to throw it out, I gave her a tiny piece of chicken. And.she.loved.it!
That girl ate more of that meal than I think I’ve ever seen her eat before. She ate up all the chicken, baked orange slices and veggies that I put down. I couldn’t get it to her fast enough.
So while I fed Cupcake a meal that was no longer a waste, my sweetie got me a most delicious burger from a local restaurant. So, even though this meal was technically a “fail,” it was a most glorious success as I now have a whole bunch of meals for Cupcake already prepared!
Anyone out there have a yummy recipe for orange chicken that is at least somewhat healthy?