Spoonful of Sugar

Friday, 14 January 2011

To Takeaway, or not to Takeaway

I got offered champagne (which has been in the fridge over a year) and takeaway as a Friday night shake-me-out-of-my-slump treat yesterday. I debated it for a minute, then as I'd already bought ingredients I decided to run with it and cook what I had planned. Clearly I didn't turn down the fizz tho... hic
So, dinner was from the Hairy Bikers Mums Know Best book. Boy, they do know best, but they also know stodge, so I rarely cook from it consistently, just dip in here and there.
I'd gone for Sweet and Sour Pork. I rarely order this from the Chinese as I find the pork is often really tough and horrid so mostly go for the chicken version.. but I do try to have faith in recipe books so thought I'd give it a try.
It was deeeeeeeeeelish.. a touch too vinegary perhaps but I suspect I didn't quite cook the sauce out long enough. Anyway. Other Half said that he thought it was fab, way better than takeaway and "Real Food".

Rice cooking in intellichef

Pork frying in wok
(Mucky looking oil due to cornflour coating..)

Veg - stir frying to go with..

Sauce cooking

Finished dinner :)


  1. Upon reflection, I might frazzle the pineapple a bit before sticking it in the sauce next time. It looks a bit insipid..

  2. Loving your dinner, loving your blog and loving you xxx