Sweet and sour chicken, here we go. I stir fry it with no breading (I do not like breading), but it is still recognizably the same thing. Mix it with some peppers, onions, and sauce, and we are golden. I don’t have sweet and sour sauce right now, but this pad thai sauce will work in a pinch.
The chicken in the fridge is a bit old. How long ago did I defrost that? I would hate to throw a whole pound of chicken away. I probably should have cooked it sooner, but I had a busy weekend. I forgot to defrost something new before heading to work today, so we will just go with this. Add more sauce and spices, it will cover the taste.
Excellent, all done. The wife thinks it tastes a bit off, but she has always been picky. I’ll eat anything. See, this tastes fine. Okay, that bite was foul, I’ll admit. Maybe I got lucky with the first few pieces of chicken. The awful thing is, it was a big mouthful, and I have no idea which bit of chicken was bad. Now it’s all half-disgusting. Do I spit it out or quickly chew and swallow?
I’ll just start taking smaller bites. If I hit a slightly rancid bit, I can spit that out and try the next one. And these peppers, we just got them from the farmer’s market, these are fresh. Granted, I overcooked them to sautéed instead of stir-fried, so they are flaccid, but they’re still excellent peppers. I can enjoy this food, at least 90% of it is good. And I have a lot of leftovers, so I can make several meals of this.