I've heard that "a way to a man's heart is through his stomach"....and I believe that it is 100 PERCENT TRUE!!!
And ladies....I've gotta tell you...this WORKS!!! Listen up here... seriously......baby your man to death, make him feel special....and fill his tummy...and he will be like putty in your hands....
Julia said that by far, this is her most favorite dish that I made yet....
Teriyaki Stir Fry with Chicken topped with cashews
recipe by Linda Peterson
4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts - diced into bite size pieces
2 c broccolli - we trim to just the heads of the broccolli
2 c Carrots - sliced
1 medium onion
1/2 c cashew halves
1/2 c soy sauce (low sodium preferred)
3 T hoisen sauce
1 T garlic powder
1T Rice wine vinegar
1/2 to 3/4 c brown sugar
3 T olive oil
3 T cornstarch
other add ins: water chestnuts, chinese noodles, celery, zuchinni, yellow squash
really any fresh veggies work well in this...use what you have. We typically always have the above ingredients on hand.
Heat wok and stir fry chicken till it begins to brown. Add onions and other ingredients and continue to stir fry until slightly tender but yet crisp.
Transfer stir fry to platter
Linda P's Original Teriyaki Glaze: (Which by the way is EXCELLENT on chicken wings - just sayin!)
Mix soy sauce, garlic powder, hoisen sauce, rice wine vinegar and brown sugar together in a medium sauce pan. Heat until begins to simmer. Mix cornstarch with water to make it a thick yet runny paste. Stir into sauce. This should thicken up and become a glaze. Turn off heat.
Drizzle glaze onto top of stir fry and top with cashew. Serve with steamed or fried rice
Serves 4-6 people
Now....Ladies......here's how to make this meal a little magical....
Make your own fortune cookies.....
And of course.....and ssssshhhh **keep this our little secret ***....you can add ANY phrase you want....even little hints of "wish lists"....
Here's how to make your "Wishful, blissful fortune cookies"
3/4 cup plus 4 T of flour
1/4 t salt
4 egg whites
3 T heavy cream
1/4 c (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
1 cup powdered sugar
Sift flour and salt together. Sift powdered sugar separately.
Place sugar in a mixing bowl and add egg whites one at a time. Beat until the mixture is frothy and the sugar is completely dissolved. Gradually add melted butter and cream.
Mix in flour mixture.
The mixture will be runny.
Spoon onto a non-stick cookie sheet or silpat (don't use parchment paper) and round out with the bottom of the spoon to create a 2 1/2 to 3" circle. Add enough batter so that you can not see thru to the bottom of the cookie.
Bake for approximately 6-8 minutes at 400 degrees
HINT: only make two at a time (a little tedious I know)
They should be slightly brown around the edges. Remove from oven.
Place paper strip with saying in center. Fold over. Then bend the cookie backwards and hold for a few seconds
Make as many as needed. You can further brown these by placing them back into the oven to get them good and brown and to add crispness. You can also coat them with a little egg wash to bring out the golden color.....
Place one cookie - strategically onto hubby's plate......
Amazingly Dana's fortune said... "YOU ARE MIGHTY HUNTER...AND HAVE STRONG URGES TO TAKE YOUR WIFE FOR MANI AND PEDI".......and guess what!?!?!?! IT WORKED!!
He did yesterday.....all he needed was a little "hint hint".....