What I Cooked my Husband for his Birthday.

Hello, dear friends. I hope that your week has been off to a good start so far!

In today’s post I wanted to share the recipes that I used to make some homemade Chinese food for my husband’s birthday. I actually posted one of these last year as well, if you wanted to check that out!

Birthdays are great ways to show our loved ones how much they mean to us. A sweet text, card, or even a homemade meal can mean a lot to someone.

Much like last year, I told Bobby that I would make him whatever he wanted for dinner, or that we could order in, if he preferred. He decided on homemade Chinese food. I had never made Chinese food before, so I was apprehensive at first. I certainly don’t think that it ended up better than when one goes to a restaurant, but it turned out pretty good for it being my first time!

We had mixed vegetables, brown rice, crab rangoon, egg rolls, and sesame chicken.

For the vegetables, I took a shortcut and used canned vegetables. Nothing too fancy here.

For the rice, again, another shortcut. I used some instant rice and added just a bit of butter as I microwaved it.

For the crab rangoon, I used this recipe. These turned out very delicious — even if I did forget to add the Worcestershire sauce. It’s hard to go wrong with crab rangoon, though. Very tasty.

For the egg rolls, I used this recipe. I had difficulty finding the cabbage and green onions, for whatever reason, so, I ended up buying a salad kit that included carrots, green onion, and cabbage. It ended up working just fine.

For the sesame chicken, I used this recipe. I was perhaps the most nervous to make the chicken. I had never fried anything before, so I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to have any success with this dish. Luckily, the delicious recipe was able to make up for any of my shortcomings.

And that is that, my dear friends.

Thank you so much for reading!


Mattie Mae

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