Sounds random, doesn’t it? It all began years ago when my sister and I were home at my mom’s house for Christmas. For whatever reason, we found ourselves starving and exhausted late on Christmas Eve. Because absolutely nothing else was open, my mom suggested that we order Chinese food from her usual spot up the street and at that moment, nothing sounded better to us than their signature Honey Chicken. A tradition was born!
I completely embrace it because, really, who wants to be cooking up a storm on Christmas Eve? There are presents to wrap, candlelight services to attend, guests to welcome and eggnog to drink. Ordering dinner means one less item on your already unwieldy To-Do List. And because it’s become a tradition, it’s fun for everyone and just feels good.
Here’s to noshing on Shrimp Fried Rice, Lobster with Ginger, and Stir-Fried Chicken with Basil and General Tso’s Chicken while we bake cookies for Santa.