Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Best Not Fried, Fried Chicken I Have Ever Had...

Last night for dinner I decided to try something new, Baked Fried Chicken and it was wonderful! Here is the recipe for those of you wanting something to try something new with your plain chicken breasts.

4 Skinless Chicken Breast (boneless or bone-in just adjust cooking time)
3/4 Cup of Mayo
1/3 Cup of Mustard- yellow or spicy

2 Cups of Rice Crispys (can be substituted for other cereals, Chex or Special K)
1 Cup of Italian Bread Crumbs
1 TBSP Olive Oil

Red Pepper
Salt & Pepper
*these are to taste, I used about a tablespoon of each

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray drip pan with non-stick spray.

Mix mayo and mustard together in a bowl. Pour cereal and bread crumbs into a gallon Ziploc. Crush cereal until the pieces are small and uniform. Add olive oil to gallon bag and mix, set aside.

Dredge chicken into mayo/mustard mixture so there is a liberal amount covering all sides of the chicken. Drop chicken into cereal one at a time to coat. Place chicken on drip pan. Once all pecies are coated lightly spray the chicken with the same non-stick spray.

Bake for 30-40 min for boneless chicken and 45 min to and hour for bone-in chicken.

This is wonderful and quick enough for a week night meal!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

18 Months

Beau turned 18 months old on January 3rd. It was kind of surreal for me because I realized that in 6 months I will have a newborn and a 2 year old. Kinda shocking- I am 12 weeks now and at our last appointment they announced that at the next appointment we will schedule our ultrasound appointment to find out we are having a boy or a girl. So mark you calendars for the end of February, we should know- blue again... or pink...!

At Beau's 18 month check up the doctor said he is 21lbs (still a feather weight) and 32 inches tall... that is more than half my height already! Apparently he has his daddy's tall gene, thank goodness! He is really talking now- duck, bird, ball, dog, ace, gugo( bodreaux our dog), crow, boom(gun), nacks(snacks), turkey, baby, and I am sure there are some I am forgetting. He has also said his first phrases- "My Passy" and "Crow Call". Beau, along with everyone else, is in LOVE with Taylor Swift. If her new "15" song comes on the TV he will run to the living room and dance directly infront of the TV. The other day he heard the beginning of the song from our bedroom and ran so fast toward the living room he fell and almost slid into the door frame... whew... he is full force all the time! Beau still loves reading his books, playing outside, and throwing his ball.