I spent the weekend painting. The guest room Saturday, the master bedroom Sunday. The master is the one that kicked my butt. Tall ceilings meant lots of reaching, stretching and going up and down the ladder. Of course, it was all worth it. The rooms looks great and it's another item ticked off of our to-do list as we prep the house to go on the market after the first of the year.
Sorry, no pix, though. You know me, so eager to get started that pictures never even cross my mind.
All that work (yes, it was a lone endeavor) meant no cooking, though. Instead, I made hubby take me out one night and order pizza the next. The perfect trade off, right?
So today I thought I share one of my new favorite pantry staples
Sriracha sauce (pronounced sir-ah-cha). Nowadays, you can find this at most grocery stores on the Asian food aisle.
Now, I'm not a fan of super spicy foods. However, sometimes things need a little kick. And there's just something about the flavor of this Korean hot sauce that does the trick.
One of my favorite things to make with it is a dipping sauce that is perfect with chicken fingers, SWEET POTATO FRIES (love those) or anything else you might want to dip.
First, I start with some regular old mayonnaise and ketchup. About half and half.
Now add a little sriracha. And by a little, I mean a little. You can always add more later.
Whisk that all together and taste.
Hmm... Needs a little more sriracha.
Another ingredient I add on occasion is Worcestershire sauce. It simply adds another dimension of flavor.
Like I said, I absolutely love this with sweet potato fries. Shoot, I love sweet potato fries just about any way, but the little bit of heat with the sweetness of the fries makes them even better.
Oh, and it's also tasty spread on burgers.
In other news, guess what is now on Walmart shelves?
I love this story. And I love that it's out right before Memorial Day because Kaleb, the hero in this book, is a wounded warrior who knows the true meaning of Memorial Day and pays tribute to it in the story.
I hope you'll consider picking up a copy.
Mindy Obenhaus lives in Texas with her husband and kids. She's passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more at www.MindyObenhaus.com.