Friday, August 12, 2011

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

What a lovely evening to dine alfresco.  It was so cool and breezy we ate outside on our deck.
I know, I know - I take the suckiest pictures, but this was really yummy and I wanted to share.

Since Pooldad was the shopper for the last two weeks' worth of groceries I have been discovering some very interesting things in the 'fridge and the pantry.  Yesterday's find?  Chicken tenders and flour tortillas. 

What to make?  Seeing that we had a gorgeous orange tomato from my IL's garden, plus lettuce and onion I decided to pan fry the tenders [after dipping them] in a mix of parmesan cheese and italian style bread crumbs. Then we put them in the tortillas along with the veggies and viola'! Dinner!  I was thinking the kids might want some sort of sauce on them so Pooldad whipped up a sauce by combining mayonnaise, homemade bbq sauce and a bit of cajun spice. [You can see it in the little yellow dish with the spoon]  Holy wow - that stuff is good.  They didn't even look at the ranch dressing I put on the table just in case. ha!  Daddy's sauce rocks. I also served Mexican rice.  Dinner was so delicious there weren't any leftovers. [Poor Pooldad. Lunch will be boring today. :( ]

I make those type of tenders often but it had never occurred to me to stuff them in tortillas, like a wrap. The family liked them so much that both of the kids asked that they be made for their birthday dinners. heehee That makes me happy because they are so quick and easy to prepare. YAY!

I wonder what I can come up with tonight?

I am glad it is Friday. It will be nice to have the family around for two days instead of them being busy, busy all day long.

Oh, and this is what your outfit will look like when it is "Knee sock day" at band camp:
That's my girl! :)
Hope y'all have a great day and enjoy your weekend. Take care and see ya' on the flipside.


Celia said...


Kathy's Klothesline said...

I think I have all that in my fridge .......... fresh tomatoes from my gaerden and sweet corn, too. Guess what I am having for dinner?

Jeannie said...

Sounds delicious! The socks look fun but hot in the not comfortable way. Knee socks in summer? Not for me. I haven't touched a sock in months. (mind you I wear my sheepskin slippers ALL THE TIME so what kind of hypocrite am I?)

ellen abbott said...

It does look good and easy. Now if I could just bring myself to buy prepared packaged food.

Teresa said...

that looks yummy! not sure what I'm making tonight. not much in my fridge...

wallene looks adorable.

Southhamsdarling said...

Hi Skippy! I agree with Teresa - Wallene does look gorgeous! That dinner sure looks good. Save me some next time, okay?! Have a great weekend. Hugs.

Rudee said...

love, love, love those socks!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Wow! Cool and breezy enough to eat on the deck. Lucky you. I'm so looking forward to cooler weather. (That sounded like a yummy dinner.)