Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fit For A King

A couple of weeks ago I posted about Jaxon cooking a traditional Chinese dinner for us and how fabulous it was. That next weekend we had Adam and his family (we met them in Guangzhou) up to the lake for the weekend and Jaxon and Adam cooked for everybody. It. Was. FANTASTIC! They chopped, sliced, diced, stirred, marinated, rolled, simmered, etc for almost 3 hours. Karen (Adam's mom) and I tried to help but were shooed out of the kitchen every time we entered. We were told "we cook, you watch." So, we sat and did just that, watched. We watched as our boys prepared several Chinese dishes for 15 people. We had beef dishes, pork dishes, chicken dishes, rice, noodles, potatoes, and even dumplings.









There was SO much food. We ate until we couldn't eat anymore and there was still leftovers (which we were more than happy to take home). It was the best Chinese food I have ever had.













I know many of you have e-mailed me asking for recipes and I would love to share, but the thing is, I have no idea what or if he even uses a recipe. He doesn't measure a thing. He keeps adding ingredients until he gets the taste he likes. Honestly, I don't even know what half the stuff he uses is, all I know is that it is good.

8 comments:

Tara Anderson said...

Yum!!! All that food looks delicious...next time you can send some of those leftovers my way! I'll even pay shipping! :)

Shonni said...

That is so adorable to see those young men cooking for their families. I love it!

WilxFamily said...

Love it!!! It's so cool to see to see these two young guys cooking it up!

Jean said...

WOW! That is so cool! I have goosebumps from head to toe!! It is so wonderful to see those two boys in the kitchen and cooking their favorite meals!! Seriously Awesome!!

Angie said...

It looks like restaurant food - honestly! Tell your son he has some awesome cooking skills and will have a very happy wife someday! Any chance he wants to be a chef??

Anonymous said...

The food looks so good! Maybe the boys could write down the ingredients they use in one of the easier dishes--would be happy to work out the amounts. Thanks. Manna

Patty said...

That looks so good! Adam is a good friend of our daughters and I'm going to show her these photos and see if I can inspire some cooking around here!!!! Looks like they had a great time!

TanyaLea said...

Wow Mandi!...you all are SO blessed to have such an amazing cook in the family!! Those photos make me LONG for China again...I miss the sights, the smells and the taste!! YUM!