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#53 Ordering Chinese Food Friday Nights

ORDERING CHINESE FOOD ON FRIDAY NIGHTS – You work hard all week. We know you do. You work hard at your job, whatever that may be. And you work hard at home after a long day at the office. There may be school bags to unpack, laundry to be folded, dishes to be washed, dishwashers to be emptied, kids to shower. Your day doesn’t end when you leave the office. You’ve got more work to do when you get home, and quite frankly, you’re exhausted. We get that. The last thing you want to do on top of it all is have to prepare one more meal for the family. It’s Friday night, you’ve made it through the week, and all you want to do is collapse and turn off your brain. No problem. We’ve got you covered. This is the very reason why Chinese take-out menus were invented. Ordering in allows you to still have dinner with your family while you share stories of your days. Once dinner is finished, no need for a big clean up. Dump all the leftover Chinese food into one large Tupperware container so that all the flavours can blend together, creating the best lunch the following day. Just be sure no one else gets there before you, or there will be nothing left. So here are the proper steps to follow for implementing your Friday night meal:

1. Order all the key essentials on the menu – Wanton soup or sweet & sour soup depending on your palate, spring rolls or egg rolls (or both if you’re so inclined), general tao chicken, sweet & sour chicken, beef & broccoli, spare ribs, vegetable fried rice, and chicken lo mein noodles. Of course this is all based on personal preference. But at least these are a few to get you started.

2. Set the table with paper plates if you wish to avoid doing any dishes at all (though on the environmentally unfriendly side). You can always rinse off the dishes and throw them in the dishwasher. No one is asking you to hand wash here.

3. Enjoy your meal while hearing about each other’s days and listening to your father’s dirty jokes he learned at work.

4. Clean up, grab a few large blankets, and settle in on the couch to watch a flick and cuddle up with your favourite people in the entire universe.

5. Pass out half way through the movie due to your food coma.

Ordering Chinese food on Friday nights teaches the value of family, connection, and snuggling. And THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING!


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