What's better than chicken tenders? Steak tenders! Slice a thin skillet steak into strips, dip them in an egg wash, then in some cornmeal/flour/seasoning, and fry them up with just a little bit of olive oil. (My breading didn't really stick...probably should have floured the steak before the egg wash.)
Serve up the tenders with some sweet potato fries. Yummmmmmm.
the chopped steak with one of my new kitchen "toys" (love my new knives!)
I have a slight obsession with the cooking show Iron Chef. I love seeing what the chefs do with the secret ingredients. Sometimes I get good ideas for my own cooking. Sometimes I just drool over the yummy looking food...
Last night C decided to bring me a secret ingredient to make dinner out of. It turned out to be Pheasant. I was going to slice up the meat and pan-fry it or something...but then I realized that it still had all the bones. So I stuck the birds in a pot with some bacon grease, sprinkled them with garlic powder and rosemary, put the lid on, and cooked them up, turning them over occasoinally. I also put some home-made mac n cheese in the oven, and steamed some fresh pole beans and leeks. And then I fried some bacon to add to the veggies.
Yes, you read that right. I put avocado in my scrambled eggs yesterday. And some cheese. I woke up and was all excited to eat my regular chocolate-chip pancake...and then discovered that I had no chocolate chips left. I didn't have any potatos to fry, and scrambled eggs all alone are boring and not that appetizing, so I had to liven them up with something. Worked out pretty well. Avocado goes with everything...right?
Breakfast sandwich of champions?
I made sure to stock up on chocolate chips when I went grocery shopping yesterday afternoon...so this morning I got to have a normal breakfast again.
There is never enough stuffing at Thanksgiving Dinner. There never will be, as long as it continues to be everybody's favorite food. I had just enough on Thanksgiving to remind me of how long it's been since the last time I ate stuffing, and of how delicious it is. So of course I came home wanting more. So, earlier this week, I decided to try making some. Of course, it can't quite compare to Thanksgiving stuffing that's been cooked in the turkey, but it's not too bad.
Chicken/Stuffing, Green Beans/Leeks, Mashed Potatos
1/2 loaf whole wheat bread
1 tbsp butter
1 egg, beaten
1 12 oz can of chicken broth
Preheat oven to 350.
I took the bread out of the fridge and laid it out to air dry. I think it ended up sitting there for a day or two before I had time to actually make the stuffing. I broke the hard bread up into bite sized chunks and threw them in a large bowl. Then, in a seperate boil, I beat together the other ingredients. I poured that over the bread crumbs, mixed it up, let it sit and soak for a bit, mixed it up some more, repeat, repeat repeat, until all the bread is moist. Then, I smashed the bread down into a baking dish. On top of the stuffing, I laid b/s chicken breast which I had cut into very thin slices, slathered with ranch, and dusted with cornmeal.
Bake for 45-60 minutes