Fries, Glorious Fries

There are almost as many names for this side dish as their are variations to the recipe.  I have heard them called Garbage Fries, . . .

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Champagne Chicken

champagne chicken

  This recipe has been a staple for me for decades.  I found the original version in, of all places, a Reader’s Digest . . .

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Fried Rice


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Cooked rice, 3 or 4 cups prepared in advance and refrigerated for several hours or overnight

1 Cup cooked, diced chicken, beef, pork – what, ever you had for dinner last night – shrimp works well, too

1 – 1 1/2 Cup Chinese vegetables (I use canned or you can assemble your own)

1 or 2 eggs, beaten

2 tbsp soy sauce

Oil for frying

Salt to taste


Heat oil in a large pan and add the scallions. Stir a a little.

Add meat and vegetables. When heated through, remove ingredients from pan.

Add a bit more oil and heat to smoking. Add rice and heat through, stirring often to prevent sticking.

Return the meat and the vegetables to the pan along with rice and stir well.

Add soy sauce and a little salt to taste.

Blend in the beaten eggs and continue to cook until eggs are just set. Pair with Egg Foo Young.

Egg Foo Young


This is a great dish to clear out some left overs. I like to make it after we’ve had chicken. But it also . . .

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