Remember that confession a while ago about how I was actually posting OLD Yummy Monday dinners so that I could get them up before 11 pm, and therefore get some kind of relaxation on a whirlwind cooking day? It's been working really well, I'd say. Most of the time you wouldn't even know it, except when I talk about leftovers and how my kids actually ate them (or refused to)... and I don't have to shop, cook, set the table, take photos, eat, clear, bathe children, put them to bed, edit photos, upload photos, blog, type up recipes, add wit and dry humor you all appreciate so much, and then finally drop into bed. I feel pretty good about that part.
The one problem with this system, is that I often find my recipes while at the grocery store - sitting in my car on my phone... which means that when I do get around to blogging the photos and recipes, the recipes are generally lost because I forgot to bookmark them in any way. It's ridiculous. Hey, wait a minute... that's what pinterest is for, ISN'T IT???
Anyway... you can imagine my delight when after ages of scouring the web for the correct Chocolate Orange Torte recipe, and almost giving up entirely and giving you some faker recipe and passing it off as the right one (I would NEVER do that...) I finally, FINALLY found it. Or maybe you can't imagine my delight. Your imagination probably doesn't do that gleeful...
In any case. I found it. You're welcome. I also found the dinner recipe, which was Asian Orange Chicken (and it wasn't as difficult, surprisingly, considering all the asian orange chicken recipes there are out there...)
Orange you glad I searched until I found them for you??? (Oooo, I know. Clever, right?)
So, here is your very orange-y dinner. First up, Lightened up Orange Chicken, from Cordon Pink.
This was very tasty. The recipe itself looks kind of complicated at first glance, but it's not too bad. You could serve it over noodles or rice - I chose rice. I also added chunks of orange to the sauce at the very end - right before it was serves, so it got mixed in with the sauce, but not too mushy and hot. It's yummy enough to try again.
Now, have you ever tried those chocolate oranges that come out in the stores around Christmastime? The kind you tap on the counter and the sphere splits into wedges? (When I was a kid, that was the best part - better than actually eating it.) This is a CAKE that tastes like THAT. I know, right?!? It's Chocolate Orange Torte from Yummly.
Chocolate Orange Torte
Ok. So mine is NOT the prettiest version. I had a little sinkage happening on top. BUT, taste's more important, right? And do you SEE all that gooey chocolate-y goodness? Mmm.
Was it worth all the insane work to come up with the recipe again? Yes, I do believe so. Make good use of it, people. You're welcome.