First off, a question: is it infringing on copyright laws to share a recipe from a cookbook if I site the author and the book?
I have a feeling it is, so today's freezer food is more of an idea than an actual recipe. Chicken nuggets. My kids love 'em. Most days my son Julio (5) is like a poster child AGAINST the Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet, etc. He can sense when something has protein in it and instantly turns up his nose.
Me: Would you like a ham and cheese sandwich Julio?But, he will eat chicken nuggets. And I hate the frozen ones you can buy. And the fast food variety. I can eat them if I don't actually look at them. So gross. Who knows what "parts" actually make up the nugget. Anyway, you can make your own, freeze them and then they are just as convenient as store-bought nuggets but better because you know they are made from an actual chicken breast and they are baked instead of fried.
Julio: Sure, but not with ham or cheese, just the bread and
I use a recipe out of "The Freezer Cooking Manual From 30 Day Gourmet: A Month a Meals Made Easy", a book that I highly recommend if you are interested in doing the freezer food thing. The recipe has you dip the chicken pieces in Ranch Dressing mixed with a little milk and then shake them around in a bag of bread crumbs. They are tasty. If you have a day when you are going to be around, you can easily make 5 or 6 batches and freeze them. It's kind of like making several batches of cookies, only with chicken.
I am sure you could use any chicken nugget recipe that you may already have. Here's one I found on allrecipes.com that looks pretty good.
So, there you have it.
One more thing. A couple of weeks ago I did a post on Julio's love of making paper airplanes. Here is the most creative one I have see to date:
Any guesses as to what it is made of? (hint: it is Freezer Food Friday, wherein I talk about food and kitchen things)
Have a wonderful weekend!