It’s kind of amazing how busy I am these days. I mean, being self employed I’ve always been busy but here lately… it’s crazy. I’ve got a permanent knot in my right shoulder from hefting my arm up on my computer desk for most of the day and I’ve realized the neighbors probably know a lot about me since I’ll work with my lights blaring during night to work on tutorial pics. I, of course, tend to forget to draw the blinds down so they can see every little thing I do.
I’m sure they wonder what this crazy new chick across the street is up to. I lay on my belly in the yard and take pictures of the house… I bring all sorts of crazy things in through the front door of the house… We were definitely the first people in the whole neighborhood to have our Christmas tree blaring at night, which you can see through the windows… I chase down dogs that have run away at 2:00 p.m. still in my pajamas and not wearing a bra, let alone having hair that has been brushed in any way, shape or form…
I love to cook. Love it, love it, love it. But here lately I don’t have the time it takes to cook a meal from scratch. We’ve been wanting pork chops for WEEKS and I just haven’t gotten around to make them, yet. They’re waiting patiently in the freezer for now. But just because we don’t have the time to spend in the kitchen cooking up big dinners doesn’t mean we don’t want to eat cereal every night.
In this super busy time we’ve turned to convenience meals. They’re just so, well, convenient! But not all frozen dinners are made the same, as we’re learning. P.F. Chang’s Home Menu is designed by the founder himself, Philip Chiang and uses authentic Asian ingredients and cooking techniques that you can finish up at home. With quality meat and full-flavored sauces you’re going to love the taste of a vast variety of P.F. Chang’s home meals as well as the convenience. And I’ve got a lovely little recipe for you today to accompany your quick meals. This tasty Asian inspired sesame dressing can be thrown together in a mason jar and given a quick shake. Make ahead in just a few minutes and you can add a salad to your meal without adding hardly any time to your supper prep time!
Asian Inspired Sesame Salad Dressing
The flavor gets better as the dressing sits in the fridge and can be kept for up to 2 weeks. Taking only a few minutes to prepare, make in advance and store in the fridge for a lovely accompanying salad to your quick P.F. Chang’s home meals.
- 1/4 c. vegetable oil
- 3 T. rice vinegar
- 2. T. soy sauce
- 1 T. sesame oil
- 2 T. sugar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 t. fresh ginger
- chopped green onions to garnish (optional)
- Place all items except for green onions in a mason jar. Screw lid on tightly and shake. Store in fridge until ready to serve.
- If in a hurry, look for garlic and ginger already minced in jars. It makes Asian cooking at home so convenient and you don’t have to worry about produce going bad!
And if you’re looking for a quick but easy way to top supper off with dessert, chopped mango is fresh and sweet and perfectly complements the Asian flavors in your home P.F. Chang’s meal!
If you’re looking for a super supper that’s quick, easy and tasty P.F. Chang’s Home Menu is definitely something to stock in your freezer and you can conveniently buy them in your grocer’s freezer all over the U.S.
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Want to try for yourself? One lucky winner will receive a Wok Wednesday kit to bring a little zing to your Wednesday night supper with ease! To break the monotony of boring week day dinners P.F. Chang’s Home Menu has a lovely little gift package up for grabs. Simply comment below your #WokWednesday ideas (like bringing in a super quick fresh salad or giving the kids a new way to eat by trying chopsticks for the first time :) and you’ll be entered to win a wok, chopsticks, tableware and more!