I mentioned in the last post that this was Mr. N’s special week. So for the next few posts we’ll be setting Romania aside to bring you Mr. N’s birthday meal of choice. Gone are the days of kicking back and watching Sesame Street with my favorite little boy. He’s eight now and rolls his eyes at the sight of anything Sesame Street related. Now he’s into LEGO’s, reading mystery books and running around with his friends (without his mom). While I miss the days of carrying him around everywhere with me (Man, did he love to be carried!), it’s such a joy watching him grow and develop such an active imagination, gentle nature and terrific sense of humor.
So what did Mr. N request for his birthday? Sesame Chicken. Well, actually he told me he wanted some kind of Chinese chicken. When I asked what kind, he requested I pull something up on the internet. So I Googled “Chinese chicken” images and passed him the computer. He browsed through a page or two of pictures and then said, “This one. I want this one.” And so today, Mr. N — who’s writing this along side of me and rather embarrassed at the moment with his mom’s mushiness — bring you a lighter version of the popular Sesame Chicken which we adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe. Incidentally it’s also a really easy recipe which gave me more time to work on the dessert that we’ll share soon. Alright…take it away Mr. N.
We made the sauce, which was the first step in making the chicken. In the sauce there was honey, soy sauce, sesame seeds and garlic. It smelled really good. (Mr. N said I’m like Rita Skeeter…”I only said good. Not really good.” I’ll try to type word-for-word now.)
Okay, so I guess the novelty of writing a blog wore off. But I can tell you Mr. N was very happy with his birthday dinner. He even had seconds and asked for thirds. We told him to save room for dessert.
The important thing here though – it was another successful birthday meal, and Mr. N was happy. And quite frankly, there’s nothing more important in the world than the happiness (and safety) of my two precious kiddos – at any age.
Print this recipe: Sesame Chicken Lite