At our house, we gauge family meals in baseball terminology.
(don't ask me why, neither of us are into baseball.)
A single- Meh. Toss the recipe, I won't be sad to never eat this again. But I guess it was fine this time.
A double- It was good and I would eat this a few times a year.
A triple- Wow, that was a nice meal! There are a few things that could/should be changed to make this a real culinary experience.
A home run- TOTALLY AWESOME dinner! "Can we have this again tomorrow?"
And guess what folks? Last night I tried a new recipe and Scott declared it a home run:
HOME RUN THAI CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS
Combine in blender:
1 tsp+ toasted sesame oil
¼ cup vegetable oil
Almost a ¼ cup seasoned rice wine vinegar (or any flavored vinegar...)
1 lime (~2tbsp) fresh sqeezed lime juice
1 Tbsp soy sauce (Scott’s special kind from the Asian market)
1 Tbsp+ brown sugar
2 Tbsp smooth peanut butter
1” fresh ginger coarsely chopped
1 large garlic clove coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp Best Foods mayonnaise
PUT EACH IN SEPARATE SERVING BOWL:
1 bunch chopped cilantro
Cooked chicken (just cubed, and pan seared in oil, salt and pepper)
Matchstick cut carrots (lots!!! So crunchy and good!)
Bean sprouts (same amount-ish as carrots)
(optional: chopped red pepper, green onion, chopped peanuts)
Serve on Butter leaf lettuce (the best! If not, romaine is fine. 2 heads butter leaf was $3.22 at Costco.)