Thursday, August 30, 2007

Too good to wait.

I was going to wait to start posting to my blog until I got the digital camera situation straightened out, but I just had to share this with everyone. A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across adamswife's blog and saw a recipe that I thought Michael would like. He loves to dip chicken nuggets into honey so when I saw this I knew it would be an instant hit. I made it the next day and he loved it! Last night he was working late and I needed a quick meal for just me so I whipped this up again to use up some chicken breasts that I had thawing. It came out even better this time because I gave the chicken a double roll in the cracker crumbs. I rolled them once and then waited a few minutes and rolled them a second time (but didn't re-dip in the egg) to get them extra crunchy. mmmm just how I like them! I was hesitant at first to try baked chicken because I love me some fried chicken, but since we are trying to eat healthier and I knew that it was something Michael would like I decided to give it a go. I am so glad I did! Here is the link to her blog so that you can see the recipe.

Thank you adamswife for a great recipe that will definately go into my rotation!

Monday, August 20, 2007

My first posting!

Hi y'all and welcome to my blog! I got inspired to create a cooking blog by the nesties on the What's Cooking board. After discussing it with my husband we decided it would be a great idea. We both love to cook and love to try new recipes. Most of the time though we go in the kitchen grab stuff, throw it in a pot and come out with a wonderful meal. I think it is a gift that we developed watching our parent's cook for so many years.

Anyway, here's some stuff about us. We live in SC. I (Jennifer) am a native, Michael is an army brat transplant, but he's been here forever so he's practically southern. We are in our 20's and are child-free for the moment (unless you count the dog, cat & bunny). We both work full time (and Michael a little more than full-time) and are both students. We are taking a semester off to transfer schools so that will free up a little more time for "real meals." Most of the time during the school year we cook meals on weekends and make tons extra for leftovers or "re-creations" during the week.

I am cooking for the world's pickiest man. He eats practically no vegetables. He is a real "meat and potatoes" kind of guy. I, on the other hand, prefer vegetables with rice or pasta and some lean meat in small portions. There are a few vegetables that I refuse to eat though. I hate peas. Hate them. I will never like them and I am done trying new recipes for them. I give up. I also dislike asparagus. Other than that I like practically anything although I am picky about the way some things are cooked. My favorite vegetable is broccoli and I am always looking for new recipes to try using it.

I hate baking for the most part and never (ok almost never) bake completely home-made. If you are looking for bread recipes you need to move on because you won't be finding them here. :)

Welcome to our blog and our kitchen!