Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Chicken Strips

I've been wanting to post this for a LONG time, but...time is something I don't always have a lot of...well, a lot of extra time that is!  I love, love, love me some good 'ol chicken strips at a little down home diner...but, let's face it...sometimes you're really taking a chance.  Have you ever ordered them and been disappointed?  They have two much batter, they are burnt....and just not tasty!  Well...I fixed we can have DELICIOUS chicken strips at home.  The usual suspects:

boneless chicken tenders (save yourself some time, seriously, buy them at Costco)
salt & pepper
and..maybe not so usual.....PANKO breadcrumbs (these you should buy at the Asian Market, they are much less expensive)

Here are the bread crumbs for your viewing pleasure!!

I usually make an assembly line...first you dip them in flour, then and egg/milk (salt and pepper) mixture...then finally, in the Panko.  I coat ALL the tenders first..then I put them in a stainless skillet that's been warmed with canola oil.....

I cook them on both sides until they are lightly browned.  I used to cook them all the way through in the pan, but...that just doesn't work good.  It's takes too long from them to cook all they way through...and then they burn.  SO, I put them on a baking sheet with a wire rack and bake them in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes.... get to eat these yummy treats....YUM-O...ummmm...just in case you're wondering...that is not gravy made from scratch...I can't do that.  Well, I guess I haven't tried...but, this tastes sooooo good and is so easy!!  But, the corn is from our own frozen's that??  ENJOY!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fabulous FRIDAY!

On Friday Grammie & Mommy took Halle and her Cousin Kai to Stoneyridge Farm....oh my!  What fun we had!!  I just posted two of my favorite pictures...I love Kai and Halle on this pumpkin wagon. Kai has that silly little grin on his face.  The next picture is Hal eating her very first candy necklace.  OH MY!  What a big mess, but...she had so much fun...can't wait until next year!!!

SECOND Birthday Party Pictures

This post is FULL of pictures...ENJOY!  I don't think words are necessary.  I made Hal's shirt and her Foster Mom, MaryLynne made her sooo cute pants....we partied at Grammie's and had a FABULOUS time!!  OH...I made the monkey cupcakes with Grammie's help as well.