Monday, March 26, 2012

Crunchy Mustard Chicken Fingers (no eggs!)

Try this for a quick dinner your husband and kids will love:

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Bread crumbs or matza meal (if making your own bread crumbs, make sure they are toasted)
Spices (oregano, paprika, garlic and onion powder, cumin, basil, etc. etc.)
Sesame seeds (optional)
Canola oil

Set out two bowls.  In one, scoop a nice amount of mustard.  Pour some water in and stir well with a spoon until you have liquidy mustard.  In the other bowl, pour the bread crumbs or matzah meal and season well with desired spices and sesame seeds.

Heat several spoonfuls of oil in a pan over medium heat.  Cut chicken breasts into "fingers," or strips.   Coat the chicken strips first in the mustard, then in the bread crumbs.  Pan fry, about 3-4 minutes per side, until chicken is cooked through and outside is golden brown.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Simple Salad and Spaghetti Dinner

Lettuce from our local CSA turns the simplest supper into farm-fresh goodness.

Simple Salad

Garnish - tonight it's sunflower seeds; often I use toasted almonds or frozen corn, defrosted

Chop veggies and tear lettuce and place in a bowl.  Drizzle olive oil over and toss.  Add some sprinkles of lemon juice, some shakes of black pepper and a light sprinkling of salt.  If you like, add a good shake of garlic powder.  Toss well.

As for the spaghetti, you can't mess up Trader Joe's whole wheat spaghetti with marinara sauce and mozzarella.