Saturday, June 25, 2011

winner winner chicken dinner!

This post involves chicken, gold stars, and z formation snaps.
see, the title totally goes with the post.

Summer Mantra Verse 12
::"I will teach, instruct and smile"::

Tonight Macy made dinner.
I taught her to use a paring knife.
I smiled when she finished with all 10 fingers still in tact.

She cut fruit.
Crushed pistachios.
Preheated the oven.
Measured and mixed the sauce.
Dipped the chicken.
Cut the squash.
Set the table.
Helped clean up.
Learned to wrap up the vacuum cord.

I'd say I get a gold star for being an awesome teacher.
She gets three snaps in a "z" formation for being a fantastic student.
BECAUSE.....dinner was the BOMB.

Here's a great recipe for kids...super family friendly.

4-5 thin boneless, skinless chicken breast (you can cut in strips if you like)
1 c. crushed pistachios
1/2 c. bread crumbs
2T dijon mustard
2T honey
2T olive oil
pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450.
Crush pistachio and add to bread crumbs. Mix mustard, honey, olive oil, and pepper.
Dip chicken breasts in liquid mixture, then in bread/nut mix.
Place breaded chicken in pan sprayed with non-stick spray.
Turn oven to 375 and place chicken in oven to cook for 20 minutes or until no longer pink.
Let us know if you try it and like it!

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