Bake popcorn chicken according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in orange peel, juice, hoisin sauce, sugar and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 4-6 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly.
Add chicken to skillet; toss to coat. Serve with rice.
Use a dry sparkling wine, not sweet. We usually will spend $12 to $15 on the sparkling wine we add to our mimosas. Your best bet is to look for “Cava,” which comes from Spain or an American sparkling wine that’s around $15. A dry Prosecco is a great option, too.
1 (750 ml) bottle chilled dry sparkling wine
3 cups (750 ml) chilled orange juice (freshly squeezed is best)
1/2 cup (120 ml) Grand Marnier or triple sec, optional
Fill 8 champagne flutes 1/2 full with chilled sparkling wine.
Top with orange juice.
(Optional) Top mimosa with 1 tablespoon of Grand Marnier or triple sec.
To make 1 mimosa cocktail: In a champagne flute, combine 1/3 cup chilled sparkling wine, 1/3 cup chilled orange juice and 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or triple sec.
It may come as no surprise that orange juice is the official beverage of Florida, USA. Florida, the Sunshine State, is one of the top 3 orange juice producers in the world. As of the year 2000, the other two being Mexico and Brazil.
About 90% of the Florida orange crop is used to make orange juice.
The process for making frozen concentrated orange juice was developed at the Florida Department of Citrus in 1945. The Department gave the patent to the U.S. Government in hopes to advance the frozen food industry through the country.
The orange is a citrus fruit and is a hybrid of the pomelo and mandarin.
Oranges have been grown since ancient times and originated in Southeast Asia.
As of 2010, Brazil grows one third of all the world’s oranges.
California and Florida are large producers of oranges in the US.
Around 85% of all oranges produced are used for juice.
Marmalade is orange jam.
Oranges have a high amount of vitamin C.
Oranges are domesticated so you are unlikely to find them growing naturally in the wild.
Because oranges do not spoil easily and are full of vitamin C during the years of world exploration sailors planted orange and other citrus trees along trade routes to prevent scurvy which is a disease that develops from a deficiency of vitamin C.
It is believed that Christopher Columbus was the first to bring orange seeds to America during his second voyage to the region in 1493.
There are now over 600 varieties of oranges worldwide.
There are typically ten segments inside an orange.
Ideal conditions for growing oranges are in sub-tropical areas that have good amounts of sunshine yet moderate to warm temperatures (15.5°C – 29°C (60°F – 84 °F).
Orange peel can be used by gardeners to sprinkle over vegetables as a slug repellent.
The white orange blossom, is the state flower of Florida. It is highly fragrant and has long been used in weddings as cake decoration, in bridal bouquets and in head wreaths. The blossom essence is an important component in the making of perfume and the petals can also be made into “orange blossom/flower water”.