Chicken Nuggets

Skinless, boneless chicken breasts for the win.  I’m not thrilled with the batter.  It was OK but I wanted it to be better.  It’s flour and cornstarch with an egg and some water plus seasonings.  The dip wasn’t any better.  I tossed it together from mayo, mustard, a squirt of lemon juice, and honey.  Needs more research.

That said, there were no leftovers.

Sammich Pr0n – Onion Roll Sliders

DSC_6175 [1600x1200]These are maybe a tad too large to be proper sliders but they are definitely small onion rolls.  I made them in the style of sliders at any rate.  The honey mustard is interesting, it’s a Bee Sting brand “rainforest honey” mustard that I bought to fill out an order to qualify for free shipping.  It tastes good but isn’t worth the premium price.


Pretty lazy day today.  Took the boys and Annie out for a nice little run.  We went to the new pond to see what the last rain did for it.  Still a long way to go but I am pleased to see that the fescue I sowed late last year has taken root.  I paid special attention to the dam and that seems to have paid off.  I went round and round the thing with a spiked roller behind my little tractor to help provide a welcoming seed bed for the grass.

I’ll pay a visit to the hatchery near us and buy some minnows to stock it with in the spring.  That will help to provide a forage base for the bass and bluegill later on.  I haven’t made up my mind whether to put catfish in this one.  I’m leaning against it right now.

Roasted Brussels Sprout and Potato Gratin

This is one I’ve made before. Mrs J mentioned it yesterday so we planned to do it today as one of the sides.  We decided to just warm up some of the ham we froze from the xmas dinner.  Altogether it was an excellent meal.  The sauce on the ham in the pics is a honey mustard I made the other day. I tried not to go overboard on the side salad.  LOL


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A simple salad

so easy to make, and yum!

While your pan is warming, cube some bread.  Add olive oil and a few pats of butter to the pan, when it’s pretty warm toss in the bread.  You’ll be adding more butter and oil as the bread soaks up The Tasty, slice a bit of garlic and toss it in there, wait till the bread is on the way or the garlic will char.

make a dressing

Add to a dab of mustard some wine vinegar, then whisk in some good olive oil.  I used honey mustard for this, Dijon will work, whatever you like.  A dash of salt and a few grinds of pepper and it is ready.

a few red onions and those croutons you made

Good thing you didn’t eat all those croutons, eh?  LOL