Homemade “Baked” Chicken Fingers

I got absolutely nothing done yesterday except for grocery shopping so I thought I would repost our favourite chicken fingers recipe!

Who doesn’t love a good feast of chicken fingers and fries?  I can’t think of many people who don’t.  The problem is the deep frying.  I have my air fryer to make the French fries but if I want everything done at the same time for dinner, I had to do something different with the chicken fingers.

Baking seemed like the perfect way to cook them and to hopefully keep the taste as good as if they were fried.  Success!  They were nice and crispy on the outside (thanks to pre-toasting the panko and still nice and moist on the inside!) Everyone loved them!  I served them with some homemade Honey Mustard Sauce and all of the chicken fingers disappeared!

Sandie

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Pan Fried Steak

We still haven’t found a BBQ we want so no backyard BBQ’S for us so far this year! But… I knew Chris was dying for a steak so I pan fried it to satisfy his craving lol!

Sandie

I didn’t start with an ingredient picture for some reason so I will just do the step by step.

The first thing I did was to put a couple tablespoonfuls of olive oil in the pan and heated it up on high heat.

While it was heating up I sprinkled both sides of the steaks with salt and pepper.

I placed the steaks in the pan with the preheated oil and seared them for about a minute per side. I did this about 3 times to ensure they were cooked through.

Next I added 1 heaping tablespoon of butter/margarine, 3 tsp. minced garlic and about 1 1/2 cups of sliced mushrooms.

I continued cooking on medium high heat until the mushrooms were cooked and getting crispy, still turning the steaks every minute so they were evenly cooked.

I let the steaks sit for about 5 minutes and then served them with baked potatoes, veggies and caesar salad!

Ham, Potato and Green Bean Casserole – Crock Pot Dinner

As I mentioned in my last post, I cut the lawn on Wednesday and it is a long process so I wanted to get some ready to cook in the crock pot so that when dinner came along all I had to do was to dish it out.

This is a very easy recipe to make and is full of flavour. It is also a great alternative for using leftover ham!

Sandie

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Bacon Mushroom Cheese Burgers

No, we still don’t have our BBQ set up or replaced but I had one of my thankfully rare hankerings for a burger… even knowing the consequences lol! I wanted something a little different so I made these burgers that I ended up cooking in the frying pan and topped them with flavoured fried mushrooms, bacon and cheese and finished it off with a mayonnaise sauce and everyone cleaned their plates lol… the boys managed to eat 2 each plus their fries I made in the air fryer!

Sandie

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Potato Skins at Home

I was making some kick ass pork chops the other night for dinner and was trying to decide what I wanted to make with them. We had already done air fryer fries, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, boiled potatoes and so on over the past few weeks so I wanted to change it up a bit.

I finally decided on Potato Skins because we hadn’t had them in ages and they are always a great choice. The fact they are so easy to make is just a bonus in my books!

Sandie

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Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese

I made a nice pork tenderloin the other night for dinner. I had some leftovers but not enough for another meal. I didn’t know what I was going to do with it… then I remembered seeing a Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese somewhere awhile back and decided this was what I was going to make.

With a nice creamy cheese sauce, BBQ sauce and the pulled pork itself, it was a delicious dinner that “the boys” loved! And it used up my leftovers!

Sandie

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(Instapot) Brown Rice Beef Burrito Bowl

The other night I made another great Instapot meal. I have been impressed with everything I have tried to make in it. I was a bit worried when I first got it because I wasn’t all the sure on the “how” it worked but I am really enjoying modifying recipes to make in the Instapot.

I think the Instapot will also be a great cooking means come summer…. I can still make great “indoor” meals without having to turn on the oven!

Sandie

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