With all these talk about food being crispy without being fried....everyone wants to do the same. This morning I was looking in my cupboards to see how to prepare my chicken tonight. I buy boneless breasts all the time. Usually I pan cook with a little oil with garlic and onions and spices. I wanted to do something different. I am on the Special K diet and I had about 1 cup left of the Cinnamon Pecan cereal. So, I thought to myself.....how about if I crushed them in the food processor and bread the chicken with the crumbs. I will bake the chicken of course. I am kinda excited about that. Did you ever anyone use cereal to bread chicken....lol.
The other day I was starting to post a dish that I made the other week and I couldnt post the link or the picture of what I made. Is there a trick to do it..?? Anyway, the recipe is "Pork Chops with Blueberry Chipotle Sauce" and they were outstanding. I am going to bring up the pics again here. At least I can write down the recipe:
Saute the garlic and onion with olive oil in the pan till tender. Add pork chops till tender. Add preserves, orange zest and simmer the chops for a little while in the coating, but not too much. You can add a little bit of lemon juice for a juicier sauce.
It's been a while. I have been crafting, my favorite past time. I am into recycling, usually cardboard, paper, plastic crafts I do. I have been doing Valentine crafts for the last few weeks. I did tissue paper wreaths, a valentine box for my dresser, Gift heart purses, paper roses out of coffee filters. Some of my crafts are in Blogspot, Craft Corner and HGTV.com. I am excited about this and i love to be busy. Besides that I am cooking different things and taking pictures of dishes and put them in food blogs and sites. I browse the net also for different recipes that are look nutritious and tasty. This one was delicious i did two weeks ago. Let's see if I can bring up the link.
I bought Greek yogurt the other day when I went grocery shopping cause I know its much better than sour cream for dips, or anything. I bought it before and I don't know remember how I used it. They say the the mind is the first thing to go. Anyway I bought about 3 cucumbers and I had a bag of baby carrots in my fridge. I have alot of seasoning to make a dip for those veggies. Also I made a whole chicken the other day and since I live alone i will stretch that chicken for a whole week and make meals. I just cooked it last night. Tomorrow I am thinking chicken enchiladas because I have whole wheat tortillas in my fridge, tomatoes, a can of chick peas, cumin and chili powder and low fat shredded cheese. It seems I answered my own question. Seriously, what would you use with the greek yogurt and seasonings for the enchiladas.
1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped and lightly toasted 1 cup canned crushed pineapple, drained
PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two loaf pans. Cream butter and sugar in large mixing bowl. Beat eggs, one at a time, and blend well after each addition. Stir in the pineapple. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together. Stir in the nuts. Add dry ingredient mixture to wet mixture and only mix until moistened. Do not over mix. Pour the batter into pans. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean .View Thread
Sweet Tortilla Snowflakes 6 flour tortillas Canola or vegetable oil for baking Confectioners' sugar Edible glitter (optional) Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Warm the tortillas (about 15 seconds) in the microwave. Individually fold the tortillas in half once and then in half again, so that you end up with a shape that resembles a wedge of pie (it will be thick). Using clean scissors, cut triangle, circles, or squares out of the edges, as if you were making paper snowflakes. Unfold the tortillas. Lightly brush the tops of the snowflakes with canola or vegetable oil and place them on a cookie sheet slightly apart. Bake them until lightly browned and crisp (about 4 minutes). Sift confectioners' sugar on the snowflakes while warm. For an extrasparkly effect, you can sprinkle on a bit of edible glitter. Makes 6 View Thread
I was itchy to start decorating my place because I love the way I decorate. My place looks very animated by the time I get finished with all the colors and the cute winter scene I make on the credenza. One of my walls have all of my angels on.....a tapestry that has fiber-optics in, a beautiful gold angel and another fiber-optic angel that has lights on the wings. I am posting my blog so that you can see my place with the Christmas decorations. I am proud of the job that I did with them.
Thank you for the link... I just saw the post today. My dinner was wonderful....even though if was only for me/. The turkey was excellent, I had a baste that I saw on Food Network that couldn't beat... Sandra Lee..semi-homemade, I love that lady. She did a paste with a stick of softened butter and mix in herbs, rosemary, sage, parsley, salt and pepper and she puts in a plastic bag for a day in the fridge. When she prepares her turkey. She slits the plastic bag and slices "coins" with the pre-made baste. I did my own thing, I didnt have fresh herbs, I had poultry seasoning shaker, sea salt, fresh pepper, garlic and softened butter and made a paste and rub the turkey breast all over and.....under the skin....most important. The breast was succulent, I have been eating every day since and I have alot more turkey left.View Thread
I have a few great cookie recipes.... let me know when you are doing the cooking swap. I get alot of them from a site called "justapinch" recipe club. Its all members that send their own recipes. I tell you the recipes they sent it and the pictures they send in you cant wait to try the dishes.View Thread
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