You may have noticed that things have been a little quiet from this end for the past week. I have only myself to blame. The weather has rocketed back and forth between too beautiful to write and too lousy to be inspired. And when I was inspired in spite of the weather the lighting was so derned awful that I couldn’t take a photo that I could show you in good conscience. Yea, varily, I tell you that in addition to the uncooperative weather, there is more…
The vehicles are still giving us the trouble. The Evil Genius has been using the big, manly, violet colored mini-van for his daily commute so we pulled the car seats out and put them in the barn just in case I had to go somewhere with the children in an emergency situation. Say for instance if one of them decided to pull a stunt of epic proportions and required a rapid trip to the ER in some kindly neighbor’s vehicle. They didn’t pull one, but I’m not holding my breath that they won’t. I know my children. I was pulling the car seats out of the barn to put back into the van last Thursday for a trip to the co-op and slid on a nice slippery patch of nothing in particular under the eave of the barn. While flying bum over tea-kettle I had the brilliant idea to ‘save the car seats from mud’ which went pretty well. The car seats were indeed mud-free upon landing. But the landing took place on my shoulder. We’ll leave it at this. I’ve been hefting 50 pound bags of flour just a little less the past few days.
The Evil Genius with the heart of gold took pity on me and decided to make my all-time favorite dinner; Extra Crispy Fried Chicken Fingers. At the risk of a collective “luh-hoo-suh-her” from the dark-meat-has-more-flavor crowd I am going to loudly proclaim my love for white meat chicken. I LOVE WHITE MEAT CHICKEN! The Evil Genius knows this and made me a gorgeous and decadent pile of crispy, crunchy, salty breaded chicken breast tenders. What a man.
Since he was cooking – and I was under strict ‘sit down and relax’ orders- the only photos we got were of the chicken cooling before we descended on it like a swarm of ravenous locusts. (Wow, could I mix in another animal metaphor?)
Did ya’ll make any of my favorite tortilla chips yet? If you have a jar of oil sitting in your pantry that you carefully strained after making tortilla chips this is the perfect opportunity to use it up. Just add as much additional oil as needed to make the 6 cups. And for a quick primer in deep frying, click here!