Sesame Chicken and Mushroom Lo Mein #WeekdaySupper #McSkilletSauce

Sesame Chicken and Mushroom Lo Mein #WeekdaySupper #McSkilletSauce |

As much as I advise others that homemade is better than takeout, I invariably succumb to the temptation every now and then. My will power is at its weakest at around 4 p.m. on a Thursday. What am I saying? 4 p.m. on any given weekday. The inevitable guilt washes over me and the empty promises that I repeat to myself of never ordering takeout again. Sometimes I say it out loud. Some nights the food is okay; most nights, it falls short. Another pang of guilt. I am such a masochist. Thank goodness for McCormick to help alleviate some of that guilt. McCormick has come out with some great skillet sauces – 7 flavors in total - to make the week night repertoire in the kitchen a little easier! I was first drawn to the Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry Sauce confident that I could create one of the kids’ favorite dishes – chicken lo mein. I recently learned the difference between lo mein and chow mein. Lo mein are noodles that are fully cooked beforehand and then quickly tossed with a ...

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Fast and Simple Dwaenjang Guk (Korean soybean paste soup)

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Galbi Gui |

Galbi Gui (Korean Beef Ribs) and Grilling Tips

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