Friday, June 7, 2013

June 7, 2013

I started this week on the east coast, competing in a triathlon.  It was fantastic, I did really well, and am already counting down the days until the same race next year!  When I returned home, Ryan had already headed to Europe for business.  Needless to say, between the last full week of school activities, my own class workload, and feeding children all week I wasn't inspired to make complex new dinner dishes.  However, I was inspired to find a quick way to have "bisquick" on hand without actually pulling a yellow box from my pantry!

My children love, and I mean LOVE, Eggo waffles.  The boys would eat them morning, noon and night (plus snacks in between) if I let them.  My daughter loves them too, but she sticks to the morning hours for when she wants to eat them.  I love a good, hot waffle fresh from my waffle maker.  I don't love making a huge mess in the morning, and long ago found a recipe that was super quick and easy and used Bisquick.  This week I found a recipe for homemade Bisquick, and I have stored it in 2 cup portions in the fridge to make it even easier than pulling out the yellow box!  Win-win!  I added some whole wheat flour to the mix, and the waffles turned out great.  I am converted - and it was so easy we made waffles a few times this week! 

We did try one new dinner recipe - homemade chicken fingers.  I saw a recipe that used lemon-pepper seasoning and panko, and I had lemon-pepper panko on hand.  I am sure ours turned out a bit more lemony-peppery than the original recipe, but we all loved them.  We also did a quick browning on the stove and then finished them cooking in the oven.  It was an easy dinner, and everyone enjoyed it.

The kids get out of school on Monday, but I go through the end of June.  Wish me luck as I try to stay focused while the monkeys enjoy summer break!!!

Happy cooking!

New Recipes
DIY Bisquick
Chicken Fingers

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