This post is brought to you by Jord.
You guys already know that I’m not super into cooking, right? I mean, I’ll do it if I gotta eat, but it’s not a hobby or anything. So sometimes an excuse to cook really helps. Today, I have an excuse. But I’ll get to that.
I decided to make chicken and asparagus lemon stir fry.
I admit that this is partly because my husband randomly bought some asparagus and so pretty much all I had to do was buy chicken, and I actively dislike going to the grocery store and try to make my trips there as quick as possible. (I go with a list, I do not browse, I get right down to business, and I do not flirt with other shoppers, so those of you in the thirty-something age bracket looking for wife number 2 at the grocery store, know that not everyone is in that frame of mind. Just sayin.)
I promise I’m still going to get to the part where I have an excuse to make this particular dish, but for the moment, I will tell you that it took for-freakin’-ever to chop all the chicken and asparagus.
There are a few other ingredients you need, too:
And here’s where I tell you that I’m too damn lazy to run a real test kitchen, but you already knew that. The recipe called for mixing a bunch of stuff in two separate bowls and taking stuff out of the pan and then putting it back in and blah blah blah. Nope. Everybody in the pool. That’s how we roll. So I mixed all the sauce stuff in one bowl.
Ok. Ok. Are you guys ready? Because this is the part where I have an excuse to cook. I put in the asparagus…
And then I got to use my brand new, fancy, pretty Jord watch to time how long I cooked it for! Eeeeee!
I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve gotten on this thing since I’ve started wearing it. Yes, it’s made of wood. (This one is maple.) It’s so cool, and super pretty. There are lots of other ones to pick from, too, and I had a really hard time picking this one.
So anyway, I timed the asparagus cookin’ with my new fancy watch.
And then I added the chicken.
And then I timed it again. Eeeee!
(You guys, seriously, this watch is the shit.)
Ok, ok, I’ll stop. Anyway, I cooked the chicken.
And then I added the sauce, and I gotta say, I think my corn starch is broken, because this is not the first time I have noticed that my corn starch does not perform. I mean, it’s supposed to thicken the sauce, right? So when your shit doesn’t thicken like it’s supposed to, it’s kind of a performance issue. (Eeeheehee, I am a child.) Anyway, the sauce did not do like I thought it would, but I dished it up anyway and we ate it.
And you know, it wasn’t horrible. The sauce was tasty, if thin, and I thought it was good, although the Husband Of More Salt Please added salt to it, which I thought was unnecessary. Anyway, we’ll give it a good solid “meh.”
The watch, though? The watch gets all my lovin’.
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