I am still around! I know I haven't posted in awhile, but I've been busy in my workshop (a.k.a. sewing room) getting ready for Christmas. I had a lot of gifts I wanted to make so I haven't been cooking as much. After Christmas, get ready for a deluge of posts to the blog once people receive their gifts. :)
In my quest to find foods for meat free lunches, I contacted Gardein letting them know I was interested in trying their product and they sent me a few $1.00 off coupons. The first product I tried today was their Mandarin Orange Crispy Chick'n.
Cooking it was easy and quick. A little olive oil and heat them for about 8 minutes. Put the sauce pack in hot water then toss with the chick'n the last minute or two of cooking. I served this with rice. It tasted great! I wasn't a huge fan of the texture though. It was a little bit chewy. If I'd tossed it with some vegetables - carrot, bell pepper and onion - it may not have been so noticable. I could even see adding a few slices of mandarin orange with the vegetables. Maybe I'll buy it again with the intention of trying it with the above additions. Based on taste alone it could have a permanant spot in the freezer.
If you've tried this product, I'd love to hear your thoughts!
~ Enjoy ~