Retro Dining–Chop Suey

I previously posted a recipe for Chicken Chop Suey that included an assortment of fresh vegetables, but today’s recipe is a little bit different.  It’s a recipe that I got from an older friend.  She says that this is how they made “Chinese food” when her children were growing up.  Neither of us is Chinese, so this recipe is not authentic in any way.  Unless you consider it to be authentic to what home cooks were making in the 1960’s.  My friend told me that she read the recipe in a women’s magazine when her children were little and she […]

Chicken Chop Suey

Chicken Chop Suey

We have been cooking and eating a lot of Asian inspired dishes here at Patty Cake’s Pantry.  It started with our search for Sum Gum, included a retro chop suey recipe which used canned chop suey vegetables.   I haven’t decided if I want to share that one with you.  We continued our asian culinary adventure with fried rice, chow mein, and now chop suey.  Fortunately, no one at my house is complaining. Many people mistakenly believe that chop suey was invented in the U.S. by Chinese Americans; however, anthropologists believe that it was actually a leftover dish that was […]