What a start to a Wednesday!
I woke up early to
bribe make homemade waffles + (not homemade) bacon for Jeff before he left for work because well, he made orange chicken the other night while I served as sous chef and forgot to write down the recipe… So the plan was to get him in a good mood with lots of yummy goodies and then force him to write down the recipe.
Which, I thought was a pretty darn good plan. But while I was cleaning up, I noticed Padfoot staring intently at something out the window. I was expecting a bird or another cat (PF thinks she can attack the birds through the window…), and was a little surprised to see a raccoon in the middle of the street. There were birds, crows to be exact, but they were dive bombing and attacking the raccoon and after watching for a few minutes, I realized that the raccoon was not exhibiting normal raccoon behavior. Which, in my experience, means rummaging through garbage/prying open ice chests/creating all out mayhem a la those insurance commercials.
Nope, it was stumbling, walking aimlessly across the street and back again, unable to step over the curb. And though I have no other experience to reference, I’m pretty sure it was rabid or at least severely sick or injured. Where’s Atticus Finch when you need him? (Yes, I just reread To Kill a Mockingbird, but seriously).
I called animal control which in turn directed me to call the sheriff’s office who are now looking into the matter… So long story short, I totally forgot to get the orange chicken recipe. Hopefully you aren’t too disappointed!
But while you wait for this one, here are a few homemade orange chicken recipes made with real ingredients like real oranges — no corn syrup or whatever flavoring they add to that Panda Express orange chicken in sight!