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September 23, 2008

This is the incredibly serene view from the porch of the cabin that we stay at in New York. I am in awe every single time that I see it. We are so lucky that Jeremy’s mother’s friend lets us stay there when we are in town. What a treat!

Last night, I tried a new recipe to fatten up the Little Guy. Chicken has never scored high because it is difficult for him to chew–but he has been chowing on chicken nuggets and GASP
corn dogs at daycare–so I decided it was time to step in and make something a bit more nutritious. Try this if you’ve already established that your child does not have a nut allergy.

Honey Pecan Crusted Chicken (Adapted from a mixture of recipes that I have collected)

  • 4 Skinless, Boneless, Chicken breasts
  • 1/4 c pecans
  • 1/4 c wheat germ
  • 2-3 TBS Honey (I just squeezed a fair amount into the marinade)
  • 2TBS Coarse grind dijon mustard

  1. Mix Honey and Mustard in a 1 gallon ziploc bag.
  2. Add chicken and shake to coat. Set aside while you prepare crumb topping.
  3. Finely chop pecans (I used mini chopper)
  4. Mix Wheat germ and pecans in shallow dish
  5. Dredge chicken in wheat/pecan mixture
  6. Add to baking dish coated in cooking spray.
  7. Spray top of chicken breasts with cooking spray.
  8. Bake 25-30 minutes at 400 degrees until juices from chicken run clear.

I served this with green peas and mushrooms and mashed potatoes last night. Very easy for a young toddler to eat.

***On a funny note, we took Morgan and Claire for a walk last night after dinner. Morgan grew tired of riding in the stroller and Claire must have been tired of walking. We finished the trip with Claire riding happily in the stroller and Morgan being carried by his dad. We must have been an odd sight! One of our neighbors was outside enjoying the cool weather when we passed and started to chuckle. “That’s different” he said. Little Claire didn’t have any shame! She just continued to ride back to the house with her little rump planted firmly in the stroller seat.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. laura permalink
    September 23, 2008 9:58 pm

    I’m loving the mental pic: Morgan hitching a ride with dad and tiny little Claire in the stroller! The view in your photo is amazing. Not a bad way to wake up every day, huh? And you’re still killing me with the recipes. I start thinking about food and can’t stop!

  2. Jess and Paul permalink
    September 25, 2008 6:07 pm

    Oh my gosh, how cute about Claire in the stroller. I wish you lived on my street so I could have seen it myself!

  3. Alyssa permalink
    September 25, 2008 10:22 pm

    We’ve done the same thing with our little dogs on long walks. Too funny! We got some funny looks as well. Your recipe sounds great! When did Morgan first have nuts? Has he had peanuts? I haven’t done any nuts yet b/c I am neurotic. They are so high in fat and nutritious that I would love for Zach to eat them ALL the time. Maybe I’ll try them soon.

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