Do Princessses Wear Hiking Boots? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle is one of my student’s favorite books. Whenever we’d go to the Media Center last year and I would hold up two books – this being one of them – she would always choose this one. Baby Gurl loves reading it, too. If you have a princess, I suggest you check out this book from your local library. It’s super cute and I’m sure there is some political/woman’s lib meaning somewhere in there, but I don’t see it like that. Instead, I see a little girl who wears a dress and climbs trees. Just like my girl.
I made homemade chicken nuggets the other day for dinner. It wasn’t long before Baby Gurl joined me…complete in a ‘wedding dress’ and make up.
“Can I help?” she asks. “I washed my hands.”
How can I say no to a request (or a face) like that?
A week or so ago, I used Shake n Bake to make some chicken nuggets. It worked well, but the mix was really salty. This time, I decided to make it myself.
I grabbed a canister of bread crumbs, some pepper, kosher salt, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and parsley. Suffice it to say, I didn’t know what I was doing.
This is really no surprise, however, since most of the time while I’m in the kitchen, I don’t know what I’m doing.
Baby Gurl helped me with my egg wash that I had set aside in another pan.
I cut up one package of chicken, wondering if that’d be enough. Half way through the washing and coating of the chicken, I ran out of bread cumb mixture. So, I improvised.
Hello, Cap’n Crunch! (I told you I didn’t know what I was doing!)
Coat. Coat. And coat some more. Pretty soon, I ran out of Cap’n Crunch, too! There were only five pieces of chicken left, so I just put them in the egg wash and put them on the baking sheet.
Long story short – all three versions of the chicken nuggets came out really, really good. (Surprised? I am!)