The Crazy Suburban Mom: What's in my pantry for dinner? And thank you for the help with my buttermilk soaked chicken...

Monday, May 11, 2009

What's in my pantry for dinner? And thank you for the help with my buttermilk soaked chicken...

First, I'm giving this whole baked faux-fried chicken another shot.

We are all done with attempt number one.

Well, sort of....


Well, okay. I actually dumped it.

I have more skinless, boneless chicken soaking in some buttermilk and hope to have the results tomorrow night. I read through everyone's comments and what I ended up doing was based on:

  1. A composite of all the suggestions (More soaking time, more spices)
  2. What I had vs. what I had to buy
  3. The fact that my store didn't have Panko breadcrumbs and I ended up buying something called Dixie Fry Coating Mix.
According to the Dixie Fry people:

Dixie Fry® Coating Mix Original Recipe was first introduced in Los Angeles in 1942 and has been a favorite ever since in California restaurants and homes. The recipe's distinctive blend of milled flour and herbs and spices gives you chicken and seafood that's light, crunchy and packed with mouth watering flavor.

Dixie Fry® is not only delicious, it is a great value. A 10-oz package of Dixie Fry coats up to 32 pieces of chicken, twice as much as the leading brand.

Sure sounds like a plan. And the back has a No-Fry option which is what I was going for.

Today I'm working on some Teriyaki Chicken Thighs. I'm using bone-in, skin on because that is what I have but it could easily be done with the skinless, boneless variety. Or breasts.

In the recipe I used 5 chicken thighs which I dumped unceremoniously in a zip-loc bag.

To the bag I added:

A cup of teriyaki sauce.

1/4 cup of lemon juice

5 cloves of garlic, pressed

2 large chunks of brown sugar off my brown sugar brick - maybe 2 tablespoons, it's hard to tell, but that was my goal amount.

3 scallions roughly chopped, including green parts.

1/8 cup vegetable oil (okay, I really don't know how much I used because I'd already put the measuring cup in the dishwasher. But an 1/8 of a cup was what I was going for.)

That's a lot of chicken isn't it? I've been dealing with chicken all morning. Thawing it, thinking about it... Handling it (And handling raw chicken isn't my best subject) and generally prepping the heck out of pounds of chicken. And do you know what that makes me want?

Did you guess chicken?


I want one of these like crazy.


I think it's a reaction to all that chicken...

Although you really don't need a reason to want a Cinnabon, probably.


And one more thing since this post is an exercise in tota randomness!

The Knutson Klan over at My Four Monkeys Blog just awarded me the Sushi Award...which is now making me want sushi to go with those Cinnabons!

She said I make her laugh but I'm guessing she didn't read that horrifying bowel cleansing post I wrote this morning! I'm not sure I deserve an award for that one!


elohssanatahw 5/11/09, 11:47 AM  

While I stand firmly with my original suggestion . . land sakes, you just can't go wrong with something named DIXIE.

While I'm here: {What's for dinner honey?
It's Shake and Bake and ahh hepd'} remember?

tracy 5/11/09, 11:52 AM  

I totally remember that... the 'and Ahhh helped,' especially!

And I know, I know.... You were right the first time.

And I knew it than but my pants don't fit anymore!


The Knutson Klan 5/11/09, 12:01 PM  

Love your blog! You make me laugh! I want to present you with a "Sushi" blog award! Come pick it up at

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) 5/11/09, 1:22 PM  

Passing out Cinnabons this morning? I'll take one. Congrats on your award! Haven't seen that one...

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) 5/11/09, 1:38 PM  

Woo hoo!!!! Thanks for the award, I'll take it!

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