Anyone who knows me knows that I have a love for Asian food… sushi, orange chicken, you name it. However since I have sensitivities to MSG and processed food I rarely go out to eat Chinese or Japanese food. My sister-in-law’s husband is Chinese and when they lived back in Downey he would often make orange chicken and other delicious meals for my husband’s family. So of course I asked for one of his recipes and I am SO glad I did!
Now this recipe is not only so flavorful & tasty but such a cinch to make!
I love EASY yummy recipes!
I got this recipe from my family’s long time neighbor Barb. Her daughter Heather babysat my sisters and me when we were young, her son Sean always brought us back snow when he’d visit the mountains, her & her husband Phil would always leave us Christmas gifts on our doorstep and let us come over to swim all the time and now their 2 grandkids are so much fun to be around. Maddie is such a sweetheart and we knew her brother Patrick would grow up to be a smart kid- at the age of 2 he was telling us he wanted to be a paleontologist, and he pronounced it right and everything! We have been so blessed to have such wonderful neighbors on our block and truly appreciate all the love they’ve given us, from always having flour & butter to share when we run out baking, to watching our house when we’re on vacation and just sharing life together!
Boy oh boy did my wedding surpass any expectations I had! It was gorgeous, and despite some obstacles (cough cough no caterer showed up) I had no worries on my mind, only the love of my life and family and friends in my heart! We had so much fun and it was a great way to start off our married life!
I have had a handful of recipes given to me for my wedding/bridal shower and was
dying to try one out. I’m so used to making my usual chopped salad
but wanted a variety! This salad was DELICIOUS!
Time for another recipe! I wish I would just copy every single recipe from my grandparents because they all taste so delicious! I always looked forward to holidays with either side of the family because of their delicious dishes! For my bridal shower recipe card, my Nana Lorraine gave me her mother’s (my great-grandma’s) Persimmon Pudding recipe.
This is one of my favorite recipes… ever. We make it for Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, you name it, it’ll be there! Although most consider it a dessert, my immediate family is always including it in our main dish, we can’t hold out until dessert time! I usually hate any kind of jello salads but this is a huge exception.