Saturday, December 1, 2007

Friday Night's Dinner

Dee and I woke up to our first significant snow fall on Friday morning. 3-4 inches of the fluffy white stuff was on the ground when we awoke. The roads were a little messy Friday morning, so I waited until the afternoon to go shopping for the ingredients I need for making the meals for the weekend. I had set the menus for the weekend, but by the time we approached cocktail hour Friday night, I felt like Chinese food. There is a great Chinese take out restaurant at the Breton Village Mall near our home, Grand Lakes Chinese Restaurant. This is a typical Chinese take out joint, were the man and woman who run the place speak to each other in Mandarin and then speak to you in English. Their menu is extensive and the meals we have picked up there have always been nothing short of fantastic. One recurring theme at Grand Lakes Chinese is that whenever we call or a take out order the voice on the other end of the phone tells us, "Your order will be ready in 10 minutes." Thus, Dee and I adopted the term for a meal from this restaurant as "10 Minute." Last night, we had "10 Minute" which was a euphemism for Hunan Beef, extra spicy, with Boiled Dumplings (also known as Pot Sticker) with Sesame Sauce. Dinner was great and my fortune cookie said, "You will set foot on the soils of many countries." Rather accurate, eh?

And yes, Hunan Beef goes down extremely well with Founders IPA!

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