Andrew (12): I’m not sure about this. It’s too sweet and too spicy at the same time. Not a great combination.
Nicholas (8): I agree. What would happen if you combined sweet and sour at the same time?
Maureen: You’d get sweet and sour chicken from a Chinese restaurant. Yum.
Tim: Or sweet and sour pork from the same place. Yum. But this is not either of those things. What do you think?
Maureen: It’s not setting my world on fire. It’s fine, but it’s nothing to write about. (Editor’s Note: And yet, here I am…) What do you think?
Tim: I’d rather have sweet and sour chicken.
Maureen: I hate to say it, but yet again, Donna got her timings all wrong.
Tim: Were the timings too long or too short?
Maureen: Too short, and that’s the last thing you want, undercooked chicken. I had to add another four minutes to the cooking time. I also put a lid on the saucepan when it wasn’t cooking fast enough, so the chicken could get poached in the maple syrup.
Tim: So when do you boys think you’ll like spicy foods?
Both (with gusto): NEVER!