Tuesday, October 6, 2009
It's cold out, therefore I nest
Am I the only one this happens to?
The weather starts to turn.
I must bake.
Put on jacket.
Find new recipe.
Thankfully I have coworkers who happily consume my obsession and therefore I keep my thighs happy.
Yesterday however, I caught the spirit. And if Stacy is reading this, she is certainly laughing at me. Football time!
Now some cared about the game, the players, this guy who apparently used to play for Wisconsin, and has now crossed the border. Whatever. But I was excited about football cooking. Neither of us watch football, in fact we both dislike football to a great extent. However, theme cooking, now that I like! Therefore...this time it was 'Healthy Game Foods'. Let the mocking begin. Mock if you must, but we enjoyed a most deliscious dinner of baked chicken fingers with home made french fries and edamame. Okay so the edamame, not so much in the spirit of football, but whatever, it was finger food. And if you like...you can share in one of my favorite recipes...baked chicken fingers
Mix in a bowl:
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
salt and pepper
Cut chicken into strips (it can be frozen, doesn't matter). Coat the raw chicken in dijon mustard. Dip each chicken strip into oatmeal mixture. Line them up on a baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes. If you like, turn up to broil for the last few minutes so they're crunchy!
Healthy chicken fingers! They are a Frank family favorite for 'game' night. Bear in mind, we did turn the football game on, and did not watch a single second of it. But whatever, I got into the spirit aspect of the thing.