Are you in need of a quick chicken dinner? Well, today is your lucky day. Not only is it chicken, but it is chicken breasts. You could totally do chicken thighs, but I think it is hard to find good recipes for breasts to keep them from being dry. I’d rather save my chicken thighs for more finicky dishes, like a stir fry. This is also allergy-friendly since I first made this when the Chiplet couldn’t have any nuts at all, and I like that I can use a butter substitute if dairy is an issue.
I do not like frying things. I hardly ever do it because it is messy, uses a bunch of oil, and it can be tricky. Instead, I like finding recipes that let me enjoy those same foods in a slightly different way. Besides, it gives me a reason to seek out good fried donuts or fried chicken. Haha! This is a really easy recipe. You do need donut pans, but if you like fluffy almost muffin/cupcake like donuts, you will like this recipe. They are not the prettiest, although you could certainly work on that, but they are tasty! Plus, they are low in fat.
During the many times that K and I eat tacos, or taco salads, we discovered that tortilla chips are extremely addicting. Sometimes we have some guacamole leftover, or maybe some salsa…either way, K started buying lots of tortilla chips. I am not saying that we will stop buying them, now that I have this recipe, but I will say that it can be nice for a day when I don’t feel like running to the store for chips, or if we have leftover tortillas (which happens occasionally). It can also be nice for a day when I want a healthier treat…yep. Sometimes I go for healthy, even if my title of “Fudging Ahead” doesn’t make you think that.
Today is a bit of a sad day for me. It was hard saying goodbye to my job in Maryland, but it was also the normal “end of school year” stuff, so I could kind of dismiss it. It’s hitting me a bit this school year that my final study sessions with my students are my last hours of work. It looks like I might be working just Monday of next week, and then that’s it. Done. Getting into full-time mom mode, which is what I want, but I will also miss my students. Some of them I’ve gotten to know over 2+ years, and I’ve even worked with siblings which is fun. I wish them the best and hope they know how much I liked working with them!
This is technically a breakfast dish. But, I am a big fan of breakfast for dinner. Or lunch. So, you know, you can eat this whenever you want. I don’t care. K was thrown off because I didn’t describe it as a breakfast dish, but he realized it was. He was all “isn’t this breakfast food?”, and I gave a look of “who doesn’t like eggs, cheese, sausage, and bread together?”. Duh.
And besides, I had been in love with cheese. Major crush.
I’m back with a Fish Friday post! I haven’t shared any fish recipes for a while. This one isn’t anything fancy. In fact, I had a few “fancy” ideas for the rockfish we bought. I was thinking of a tomato sauce, maybe putting a coating on it…there were a few ideas. Then, just before I was going to make it, K made a request. At his work’s cafeteria, there was some sort of ginger fish dish that sounded good, but he had not gotten it. He wanted something like that. Now, I had made a similar dish with salmon before and decided to do a similar version for the rockfish. K’s family usually steams fish, but my family always baked it, so that’s what I do here. I asked K if he wanted to try to steam it but apparently he did not have great results previously.
You might think of today as April Fool’s Day, but it’s my Dad’s birthday! Because he brings the Italian side to my ethnic background, I needed to share an Italian-American dish today. Chicken Parmesan is a nice simple dish that works well during the week. I like that I can start it in the oven and then relax a bit when I get home from work. The 30 minutes is enough time to even take a shower, or just work on the vegetable side dish. You can serve it with pasta like I did, or make some garlic bread on the side. If you are limiting your carbs, then feel free to leave it out entirely.