Thursday, August 02, 2007


In my quest to teach the kids to prepare dinner I have been looking up new recipes.

I picked up the Betty Crocker:Easy Family Dinners Book at the library and picked out two recipes to try this week: Cheesy Chicken Strips and Chicken Chop Suey.

Last night was The Girl's night and we made the Chicken Strips. Wow! Were they good! They were, as promised, super easy and very delicious. I served them with fresh steamed broccoli, whole wheat toast and grapes and strawberries for dessert.

The recipe is as follows:

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (I used three frozen chicken breast) or chicken tenders (not breaded)

2 cups cheese flavored crackers (i used Cheeze -it's)

1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese

1 egg

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray jelly roll pan with cooking spray. If using chicken breast halves, cut chicken into strips.

Mix crushed crackers and cheese in large resealable plastic food storage bag. Beat egg in large bowl. add chicken strips to egg. Toss to coat. Remove chicken from egg, allowing excess to drip off into bowl; place chicken in bag of crackers mixture, shake to coat chicken evenly. Place chicken strips in single layer in pan.

Bake uncovered 10-12 minutes or until no longer pink (I cooked mine for almost 20 min)

The Girl and I awarded this recipe a "Winner", and it goes in the "Tried and True" recipe box that I started many years ago!

Tonight The Boy and I will make Chicken Chop Suey, a really fancy name for Chicken Stir Fry with Rice!

Now, i must go. Today is a really an exciting day for me. I. Am. Getting. A. Hair. Cut...and color and removal of unsightly facial hair!!!!!! Whooo!! Hooo!! I am actually getting an entirely new style today. Very exciting.

And, if I have time I may stop by Ann Taylor Loft and buy myself a new pair of jeans, which I need very badly! My only pair of jeans have a "Been-Through-The-Dryer-To-Many-Times" issue. They fit fine around the waist but suddenly they are about an inch and a half too short! They are almost three years old so I guess it is time.

New Hair! New Brows! New Jeans! I may not be able to handle this much excitement!

A winner recipe. A winner day.
La Vida Dulce!