With Lunar New Year approaching, I thought I’d do an Asian themed recipe week, starting with these orange chicken wings. Crispy baked wings are glazed with a sticky orange sauce.
It’s basically like regular orange chicken, but using wings instead. These were so pretty and bright and they tasted delicious.
I hope everyone had a good weekend. I decided to host a Lunar New Year party. It was a little tiring cooking for so many people and being a food blogger, I definitely felt some pressure. But it was so much fun to spend the time with my friends and catch up. I’ll share some of the photos of the dishes I made later this week.
Cochon Butcher is a sandwich and butcher shop, located next to the popular Cochon restaurant in New Orleans. It has received many accolades, so I was eager to go check it out.
Shortly after arriving in New Orleans and dropping our stuff off at the hotel and badly mangling the pronunciation of the name of the street it sits on (Tchoupitoulas Street, pronounced CHOP-ah-TOO-luhs), we made our way over for a quick dinner.
Everything on the menu sounded good, but we decided to limit ourselves and save room for a second dinner later that evening. Once we placed our order at the counter, we grabbed an open table and waited for the food to be brought to us.
This was our first official bite in New Orleans, and it did not disappoint. Thick slices of seared pork belly, paired with a mint cucumber salad, chili-lime aioli, and served on toasted white bread. If I had one complaint, it was that I wish they served it on something more substantial than plain white bread as it wasn’t quite thick enough to hold the rich pork belly. Still, this was one delicious sandwich and the crisped exterior of the pork belly made my mouth sigh with happiness.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!
One lesson my mom installed in me from a very young age is that Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be with a special significant other, but rather a day to share with any loved one. She used to give me little gifts each year for Valentine’s Day, letting me enjoy Valentine’s Day long before crushes and boyfriends were in the picture. It’s a valuable lesson that has allowed me to look forward to Valentine’s Day each year whether I am single or in a relationship. For Valentine’s Day this year, I’m baking desserts for Mr. K and other family and friends.
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite recipes that are perfect to make for your loves ones for Valentine’s Day, including 16 ones that have 4 or less ingredients!
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
4 Ingredients Or Less