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Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Birthday Party and Ultimate Chicken Fingers

Landon's birthday party was a success! While our menu consisted of hot dogs, chips and other things you would normally have with hot dogs, everyone was well fed! Landon was thrilled with all of the wonderful gifts he got and is still busy playing several hours later! I still find it hard to believe that we had his 4th birthday party today! It feels like just the other day I was planning his 1st birthday party. I still remember him trying to toddle around the house. It is hard to believe it has been close to 4 years since he made his dramatic entrance into our world!

For dinner tonight we had ultimate chicken fingers from the Bisquick Recipe Cards book I recently received in the mail. I love getting recipe books in the mail, especially when they include awesome recipes like this one. To make it even better, Landon ate two pieces of chicken! This is definitely another meal we will be making!

Ultimate Chicken Fingers

What you need:
-2/3 cup Bisquick mix
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt or garlic salt
-1/2 teaspoon paprika
-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips
-1 egg, slightly beaten
-3 tablespoons butter, melted

What you do:
1. Heat oven to 450F. Line cookie sheet with foil, spray with cooking spray.
2. Mix Bisquick mix, cheese, salt and paprika in 1-gallon resealable plastic food-storage bag. Dip half the chicken strips into egg; place in bag of Bisquick mixture. Seal bag; shake to coat. Place chicken on cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken. Drizzle butter over chicken.
3. Bake 12 to 14 (I actually ended up going 20) minutes, turning after 6 minutes with fork, until no longer pink in center.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Polka-Dotted Banana Pops and More!

Wow it has been a while! I need to get back into the habit of updating this blog! It's actually a great way to keep up with what my kids are up to since I am so far behind on baby books. Good thing we aren't having any more children or I would have that many more empty baby books! Not much has been going on. The kids are growing like crazy and are into everything. Crazy that we are celebrating Landon's 4th birthday this weekend! Jonas' 1st is right around the corner as well!

Just thought I would share this recipe since we made them today and Landon seemed to enjoy them!
Polka-Dotted Banana Pops
You will need:
1 banana
8 mini vanilla wafers
peanut butter
popsicle sticks

You will:
-cut the banana in half crosswise and stick the popsicle stick in the flat end
-spread peanut butter all over the banana
-put 4 mini vanilla wafers around on each banana
-sprinkle sprinkles all over
-serve to a cute awaiting kid

You can also freeze these for up to a week when wrapped in cling wrap.

Here's a picture of Jonas that I just have to share!