Dinner and a Movie

by Ally Harding, 5:00 AM
Sorry for the lack of blog posts this week. It's been a very busy week but more on that tomorrow. I've got a delicious super duper easy recipe to share. If you like Sweet and Sour chicken from the cheap Chinese place in the mall then is dish is for you. I think it's even better than the cheap Chinese place in the mall. And you know it's actual chicken, I mean who knows what they're serving you, right?! I served ours over instant white rice, I don't have patience to cook actual rice, and a mix of frozen vegetables that I sauteed with butter and s&p over the stove.

Sweet and Sour Chicken Chicken Served Over Vegetables and Rice


1 1/2 to 2 pounds of frozen popcorn chicken
6 tablespoons of honey
4 tablespoons of ketchup
4 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of white distilled vinegar
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
chopped green onions and sesame seeds for garnish (I didn't use either)


Cook popcorn chicken according to package.
In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together honey, ketchup, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, and salt and pepper.
Bring sauce to a boil while stirring and simmer for a few minutes allowing sauce to thicken. 
Toss cooked chicken in sauce and serve over rice and mixed vegetables (broccoli, carrots, cauliflower). Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.



I had been dying to watch this movie since I saw the trailer months ago. We finally watched it and it didn't disappoint. Walter Mitty is a day-dreamer who finally has his chance to discover some of the most beautiful places in the world. The cinematography is breathtaking at times and the overall movie is just entertaining. I really liked it and liked that Kristen Wigg played a serious role rather than her normal comedies. 

Have a great Thursday!

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  1. Sweet and Sour chicken is my husbands favorite - I'll have to bookmark this one!

  2. Oh boy that recipe looks delish!! Can't wait to try it!!

  3. This looks so yummy! I will definitely put this on my list to make soon.

  4. I've heard really good things about that movie too. Ill have to see if my redbox has it.

  5. That sweet and sour chicken sounds (and looks) delish! I LOVE sweet and sour anything so I'm going to have to try this out! :)

    <3, Pamela

  6. I love anything Chinese so I will be trying this one out! Have you ever gotten the S&S chicken (or orange chicken) from Trader Joe's? SO good and a really easy dinner for a busy night!

  7. I've been wanting to see that movie too, adding it to my list! We made a very similar recipe recently, so good!

  8. ummmm that looks amazing! i am gonna try it for sure. and i want to see that movie :)

  9. Wasn't that movie so good? It wasn't what I was expecting but I really enjoyed it!

  10. We just watched that movie too, I really liked it!

  11. Ok this date night is going on our calendar stat!!!

  12. yah! im glad you liked that movie, adding it to my to-watch list! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  13. I like that you used popcorn chicken - it would be so much better than the plain old chicken breasts I usually use. Walter Mitty had so-so reviews on Vudu so I'll have to twist Trey's arm on this one but am intrigued!

  14. That chicken looks amazing! I love the trader joe's sweet and sour chicken so I'm sure I'd love this recipe as well. I wanted to see that movie in theaters too but never got around to it. Good to know that it's out on DVD now!

    xo, jen

  15. Oh I want to see that movie. We watched Her last night and I thought it was such a snoozefest!

  16. Yum to the dinner and glad you liked the movie- I was iffy from the trailer but forgot all about it! haha

  17. oh gosh, i loved walter mitty- i think i'd like it even more if i watched again while eating this chicken :)

  18. Yum this sounds delicious!! I will add Walter Mitty to the list of must see movies

  19. I can't wait to watch that movie!! I was out of town last weekend and I specifically told Aaron he was NOT to watch it without me! I'll be renting it this weekend for sure :)


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