A few years ago, I had somewhere else to be during our family’s dinner time. Even though I was not going to be eating at home, I had to fix dinner for the family.
I decided on a new recipe, Orange Chicken. It was one of those freezer meals, where you make a bunch and freeze enough for three more meals. Since this was the first time I made the meal, I only made one meals worth.
The recipe called for the chicken to marinate in an orange juice sauce for several hours before baking. It smelled really good. After it was baked, I set the table and placed all the food in the center. I left happy, knowing my family was well fed.
I returned home and the kids announced, “We went to CiCi’s pizza! Daddy took one bite of the chicken and said we are going to CiCi’s!” 😯 Sir Husband said the chicken was not fit to eat and he promptly threw every bit of it away. To this day, the kids ask for Orange Chicken, when they want to go out for pizza. 😆
After one bite of these Instant Refried Beans we had for Father’s Day, it was announced that this was the side dish for the Orange Chicken.