With fabulous tasting Chinese Food…comes ancient proverbs and sayings. It’s whether we take heed in understanding and eventually make those necessary changes in our lives that really matters….
Food…is a staple in our lives…a necessity we can’t live without.
This Chinese saying certainly rings true.
“Even the most resourceful housewife cannot create miracles from a riceless pantry. When you are poor and have no food, even the craftiest housewife cannot produce a meal. ”
Garlic Pork Back Ribs.. ‘finger lickin’ good!
Today was a day for warmin’ up the kitchen with some comfort foods that I love. A favorite meal over the years is chinese food. I am not such a big fan of chinese take out anymore, but couldn’t get enough of a big buffet when I was a kid.
Remember filling up your plate with a mountain of chicken balls…fried rice…egg rolls, and leaving half of it on you plate?? Let’s open the fortune cookies!
That reminds me of a time we visited the in-laws in Florida and my son did exactly that at a buffet.
My father-in-law was quite agitated and said to my husband, ” He isn’t eating his all of his chicken balls” and my husband said, “give him a chance to grow up, he’s just a kid!” My father-in-law didn’t skip a beat before replying….
“Well, you never did!”
Ahhhh…the special bond between a father and son. 🙂
Cut up pork ribs enough to serve 4
Braise ribs in a roasting pan in 350 degree oven till slightly browned. Remove and drain juice and fat from the pan. In the same roasting pan add a jar of garlic sauce, (VH sauce ) or other related type of sauce. Cook slowly aproximately 2 hours in a medim oven.
Ribs should be `fall off the bone`delicious.
Serve with Mandarin Chicken with Snow Peas & Almonds (recipe posted separately ) and Mushroom Fried Rice and egg rolls.
Thai Jasmine rice ( serving for 4 )
4 large mushrooms
3 garlic cloves
1 green onion
Green pepper ( optional )
Cook rice as per package and set aside.
In a skillet saute cut up veggies with a small amount of virgin olive oil. Fry two eggs, breaking up the pieces. Add rice along with soya sauce.
Serve with your chinese food dishes.
Optional: You can add shrimp or other main choices for your fried rice. Cook the same as above.