I had it all planned out. I would plant flowers from seed inside with the girls and watch the miracle of life unfold before our eyes. We would move the baby flowers outside and water them daily. They would feel a sense of ownership of a beautiful, living thing. We would talk about how plants need water and sunlight to grow which would lead into talking about how they need to eat healthy foods to grow. We even painted egg cartons to transplant the flowers.
Wow Factor! Stovetop Baked Beans
Wouldn't working be more fun if it always came with fresh lilacs and red wine?
I'm a big fan of cloth diapers. They are cute, functional, easy, and good for the planet, and I want this one to have a nice planet to grow old in:
I miss writing. So, we'll see how this goes.
Pancakes & Sautéed Apple Breakfast
Quick & Easy Fettuccine Alfredo
Boneless Chicken Strips:
2½ lbs. boneless chicken breast, sliced thin
3 sleeves of Ritz Crackers
4 tablespoons Living the Gourmet Dry Herb Rub
1 cup all purpose flour
Dashes of sea salt
Dashes of fresh ground black pepper
Spiced Dipping Sauce:
3 tablespoons melted butter, salted
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 12 oz. bag frozen mangos
A small handful cilantro, chopped
A small handful scallions, chopped
¼ jalapeno, chopped
1 tablespoon orange marmalade
3 tablespoons curry
Salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees:
In food processor, blend Ritz Crackers, 2 tablespoons Living the Gourmet Dry Herb Rub and a few dashes of salt, until a fine consistency. Set aside in a dish. In separate dish combine flour with 2 tablespoons of Living the Gourmet Dry Herb Rub.
Dredge your chicken strips in the flour mixture, egg wash and then bread crumbs. In a baking dish and drizzle some vegetable oil and place the chicken strips. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a beautiful golden color.
In a cast iron pan, melt butter and olive oil. Add frozen mangos, cilantro, scallions, marmalade and jalapeno. Season with dashes of curry, sea salt and fresh ground black pepper. Simmer on low for 25-30 minutes.
Chicken Strips with a spiced Mango dipping sauce
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