Monday, February 22, 2016

McCormick Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry Skillet Sauce

I rate this product a 10!

This is a new product with Natural spices.  All you add is chicken and vegetables.  Well, I've tried seasoning packets before and never liked them but gave in to give this one a try.  I had some chicken that I had cooked the night before that needed to be used and hopefully this would be just what it needed.

Here is what you do.  You saute your chicken and veggies in oil and then add the sauce.  Simple!  Well since I already had my chicken cooked I eliminated that step.  The product doesn't tell you what 'vegetables' to use so I decided to use bell peppers, scallions and broccoli.  I sauted them until they were crispy done (about 5 minutes depending on how large your pieces are cut).  Then the chicken was added and sauce.  I  did add a few sesame seeds because I like a lot of them in my dish but nothing else - no salt, no pepper, etc.  To go with this I cooked a wild rice blend and served my chicken dish on top.

So how was the taste?  WONDERFUL!  I give this product a 10+!  It was simple, seasoned perfectly and quick.  I think I'll try a few other flavors of this product.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Margaret Holmes - Simple Suppers Dirty Rice Fixins’

On a scale of 1 - 10 I give this product an 8, and a 10 after I made an addition to the ingredients.

This is a simple dish to make.  You simply brown sausage, add a can of Margaret Holmes' Simple Suppers Dirty Rice Fixins' and cook until bubbly hot.  When I bought this I didn't read the meat that was to be added - the sausage - and when I decided to cook I found I didn't have any thawed but did have a package of Polska Kielbasa.  I cut it thin, fried and added the can of Rice Fixins'.  First taste didn't quite get me.  It had just a slight can flavor but since I had invested a full package of the Kielbasa I had to make it right.  What I really didn't like was the liquid.  I prefer a drier Dirty Rice.  Looking around the pantry I spotted a package of instant Loaded Potatoes.  Why not.  I sprinkled about 1/4 cup into my mixture and guess what - it was perfect.  And delicious!

Now that I've tried this with Kielbasa I now want to give it a try with the sausage.  So, give this one a try and simply 'Think With Your Taste Buds' if you don't like the original product.