Tonight we decided to have for our Christmas Eve dinner, take out Chinese! So I needed to do some research this week because I needed to compare the different options available in regards to carbohydrates, so that I made sure that dinner, is going to be as low in carbs as possible, yet, I still get to enjoy the take out scrumptiousness!
What I found was the best available option. Which, is egg foo young, but basically what you get is an omelette with vegetables with meat so of course it would be the lowest carb option. I don’t like it, so we are not ordering it. Instead we are going for second best in regards to carb intake. These include chow mien, and chop suey. There are always the options of the meat choice you enjoy most, and whatever vegetables the chef decides to put in. I have strained my eyes away from the online recipe which, includes corn starch but, there is nothing I can do about that. We are also getting lemon chicken and house special fried rice for my brother because other wise he will have a hissy fit.
We are also getting kung pow beef, and dry garlic ribs. My mother LOVES egg rolls so we are also getting those as well. Not low carb unless you take off the outer shell and you don’t use the plumb sauce or sweet and sour sauce. I recommend low sodium soy sauce, for those who want the lowest carb option or the pickled ginger.
It should be an interesting experience, but I am glad I have done the research, otherwise my dad might have been stuck asking some poor Chinese man what low carb dishes they have, explaining what low carb dishes are, and probably giving up to just order some kind of breaded thing.
At our local restaurant my dad is known as Mr. Christmas because of the brightly coloured green, white and red jacket he always would wear into the restaurant to place the order. This dinner is in honour of our favourite Christmas movie, The Christmas Story. No duck though, because duck has a lot of fat, for us.
Tonight we have been drinking dirty martinis (recipe in recipe section). Have all of the olives you want because they are no carb too!
I wish you the merriest of Christmas eve night and I hope that you receive all of your caviar dreams of tomorrow.
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