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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Quick and easy dinner

Need a quick and easy dinner idea... well you came to the right place!  
Here is my "under 30 minute" dinner.  

Crunchy Chicken Breasts

**Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

**Beat 2 eggs and roll chicken breasts in egg

**Smash up some Frenches Fried Onions (yes the kind you use to make that green bean casserole at Thanksgiving) and roll the chicken breasts (with the egg) in the crumbs... I coat them really good.

**Put coated chicken in a pan and back at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until chicken is done all the way through.

***** since full chicken breasts are not on the list of edible foods that Andrew will consume, I use a pair of kitchen scissors and cut the chicken into chunks and follow the above recipe.  He thinks he is actually eating chicken nuggets and it is really not much extra work and everyone is happy.  Any dinner without tears is a good dinner.

Bean Bundles

**2-3 cans of green beans (un cut)

**Take strips of bacon and cut them in half

**Make a small bundle of green beans and wrap them with half a piece of bacon and secure with a tooth pick

**Arrange bundles on cookie sheet

**In microwave, melt 3 Tbs butter and mix that with 3 Tbs brown sugar.  Spoon this mixture on each of the bean bundles.

**Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or longer if you like your bacon more crispy

****notice that the chicken and bean bundles are baked at the same temperature... yup, I am that good!

Super Fast Mashed Potatoes (with the skins)

***I use EXCEL Potato Pearls : creamy butter with skins.  These are actual freeze dried potatoes that just need reconstituting.  Just add water and you literally have mashed potatoes in about 1 minute.  The are very buttery and fluffy and only 3gms of fat per serving.  This is an easy way to have mashed potatoes without all the work. 

And there you have it.  

1 comment:

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