This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Last week I stirred things up at my house by having a midweek dinner party to say good-bye to a few good friends. We didn’t let the state of our house – “moving box decor” stop us. It felt nice in the midst of packing up the house to take some time out for one last get-together with neighbors who over the course of 22 years have become dear friends.
Hosting the party was easy thanks to the ease of P.F. Chang’s Home Menu frozen meals.
All I needed to do was get a few serving dishes and pots out which have not been packed up yet to heat up a few starters, side dishes and entrees in no time. No cooking from scratch needed. My friends brought the wine, a salad, and a dessert. I made placecards on my computer and printer to mark what each entree was.
If you are not familiar with P.F Chang’s Home Menu, they are frozen meals in bags and a few like Chicken Mini Egg Rolls that come in a box.
One bag entrees are perfect for two, but a few bags equal a party with no hassle of cooking from scratch involved.
Just pour the bag or bags into a wok or large pan, stir a few times until it is heated through and voila!…
….a delicious dinner is served that included Mongolian Style Beef, white meat chicken breast and shrimp paired with veggies and noodles.
I had everything ready to go in less than 30 minutes.
My faves were the Garlic Chicken.
and the Honey Chicken.
If you have leftovers, send your guests home with them in style.
How to Make Asian Inspired Leftover Carry Home Bags
These bags also are a fun way to give food gifts to your friends and family.
- paper lunch bags
- paper hole punch
- computer printouts with names of food items. I used the font: Graphite Std Bold Wide
- paper cutter
1. Open bag and fold top half over 1 – 2 inches.
2. Using a paper hole punch, punch two holes in the fold as shown in the photo above.
3. Slide chopstick through holes to close bag.
Optional: Create simple tags with the names of the food items you prepared by printed them using your computer, printer and paper cutter or scissors.
4. Punch a hole in one end of the tag and slide over chopstick.
5. Place an Asian takeout style container that you can buy at the crafts store inside the bag full of the leftovers with a set of chopsticks.
Now your guests can take home an leftovers in style.