Here is step two in your Chinese dinner. After you make the sweet and sour sauce, make fried rice! Caveat: you will need 2-3 cups cooked, brown rice that has been chilled.
(I just learned the word "caveat." Mr. Right will be impressed when he reads this but honestly....I don't even know how to pronounce it. Are you impressed anyway?)
Fried rice is fun because you can put just about anything in it you like. Here's how I cook mine:
brown 1/4lb home grown beef
1/4-1/2 cup chopped onions
one chopped sweet pepper
3 whole carrots, finely chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped (optional- actually, most things in this recipe are optional!)
several chopped pineapple rings...just for fun
Saute ingredients until tender.
Then, add the cooked, chilled, brown rice and stir around until heated through.
Finally, stir in some sweet and sour sauce to taste. Don't forget to give it a little salt.
Viola! Who needs to go out for Chinese? Not you!