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Another variant. Inspired by Panda Express take-out chain.

Chopped Ginger, Zucchini, Mushrooms ("Moo Goo")

Chopped Ginger, Zucchini, Mushrooms (“Moo Goo”)

Add pre-cooked chicken (house-made), salt, pepper, sugar, liquor at hand (whiskey, whisky, vodka, rum, Shao Xing wine), normal “recipe” (throw everything together and hope for the best).

Moo Goo Gai Pan!

Moo Goo Gai Pan!

I think Panda Express calls theirs mushroom chicken, “what’s in a name?”, semantics. 🙂

The Cat liked.

Happy Aloha Friday!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Currently, Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, cooking days (the days I have time). Last night’s dinner.

Broccoli Florets, Chopped Ginger

Broccoli Florets, Chopped Ginger

Stir-Fry, add pre-cooked chicken breast …

Broccoli Gai Pan

Broccoli Gai Pan

Don’t forget the splash of vodka (or whiskey, or whisky, or Shao Xing Wine, or whatever’s near at hand). 🙂

Steamed and peeled Potato, Chopped Celery

Steamed and peeled Potato, Chopped Celery

Add simmered onions (almost jam consistency), packaged bacon bits and sun-dried tomato (packed in olive oil) …

Potato and Celery Hash with Bacon Bits and Sun-Dried Tomato

Potato and Celery Hash with Bacon Bits and Sun-Dried Tomato

Three portions of chicken breast down, one to go (maybe this weekend).

Happy TGIF! Have a great weekend!

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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So, from the two chicken breast from yesterday, I separated four portions. Last night’s incarnation.

Cucumber

Cucumber

Pre-Cooked Chicken

Pre-Cooked Chicken

“Gai Pan”

Leftover Vinegar-Braised Shiitake Mushrooms

Leftover Vinegar-Braised Shiitake Mushrooms

“Moo Goo”

Green Onions

Green Onions

Drunken Plum (Ume)

Drunken Plum (Ume)

A while back we had a bottle of umeshu, Japanese plum liqueur, we still have the “drunken plums” in the refrig.

"Drunken Plum"

“Drunken Plum”

Wasn’t quite sure what to do with them, until now. Seeded and minced the plum.

My “g0-to” method of cooking … “throw ’em all together and hope for the best”. 🙂

Tah Dah!

Tah Dah!

Cucumber “Moo Goo Gai Pan” – Mouse Interpretation.

Since all the ingredients (including the cucumber) were “ready to eat”, the cooking was more like warming everything to incorporate the ingredients and flavors.

The drunken plum added a little sweet and tart dimension, the mushrooms further enhanced the sweet and sour layer. A splash of whiskey at the end just because. Hee hee.

The Cat liked.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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We have several Ruby Tuesday gift cards (long story). Thought we’d use a couple last night.

App and Salads

App and Salads

Spicy Fish Tacos Grilled fresh and filled with lettuce, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, and cilantro. Finished with a drizzle of spicy ranch. Got the tacos off the happy hour menu.

Dinner and Dessert

Dinner and Dessert

California Chicken Crispy Flatbread lemon marinated chicken, sliced avocado, arugula, red peppers, cheese, and cilantro oil.

BBQ Kalua Pork Sandwich Kalua pork tossed in our classic BBQ sauce on a toasted wheat bun with coleslaw and onion straws. Served with Fries. Most of the pork got taken home for The Cat’s lunch today.

Mudd Pie Oreo cookie crust layered with Fudge, Mocha Ice cream and a Co ee mousse. Topped with Slivered Almonds and drizzled with chocolate sauce.

All the food probably cost less than one entrée during The Cat’s trip. Talk about sticker shock.

Enjoy. Eat well.

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Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

This ended up in our freezer (long story).

Bag

Bag

Part of the writing on the bag: USDA exempt; for Buddhist religion. Uhmm okay. Wait … what does USDA exempt mean?

Inside, a whole, frozen, silkie chicken.

Ewwwww

Ewwwww

Head and feet attached. Ick!

Supposed to be good for soup. The Cat thought about cutting it in half to cook two different times … but it was one solid “chunk”.

Only thing we could do.

Make Soup

Make Soup

Threw it in our largest pot, filled the pot with water, set it on simmer, and went to work.

Ten or eleven hours later, house smelling of chicken soup, took out the “carcass” (luckily, it stayed in one piece), added goji berries, pinch of salt, dash of bourbon, and wakame seaweed …

Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

Soup did taste a little different, still chicken soup to me.

Mouse's Chicken Soup

Mouse’s Chicken Soup

Of course, I had to add green onions to mine.

I think the color, and the head threw me for a loop. Alfred Hitchcock, you still making movies? Have I got a prop for you. Ewww, Ick.

Chicken soup for the soul? More like chicken soup for the dark side. Hee hee hack snort.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

 

 

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