Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mouth Watering Good

by Meghann on August 23, 2011

There was nothing healthy about the heavy, crisco fried chicken featured in the movie The Help, but boy was I craving it when I left the theater around lunch time today. The flakey, crispy chicken jumped from the screen and had my mouth watering the entire 2.5 hr film. It looked good.

I wasn’t patient enough to attempt to make any chicken after the movie (a snack plate was quick enough to fit the bill), but I knew I wanted to attempt it for dinner tonight.

It wasn’t the same deep fried chicken from the film, but it was close!

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I chopped the chicken in nugget form, soaked the nuggets in left over enchilada sauce (Best. Idea. Ever.), then coated the nuggets with a bread crumb, Garlic Gold (HLS Swag Bag baby!), chili powder, and flax seed mix.

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The nuggets were baked at 415 for 15 minutes.

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Soaking the chicken in enchilada sauce was amazing. The chicken was very moist and had a spicy, spanish undertone to them.

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The deliciousness of the enchilada sauce sort of cancelled out all the other flavors. I really couldn’t taste the Garlic Gold, so I can’t attest to the hype surrounding the spice.

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Brussel Sprouts were my something green for the evening

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And an english muffin with blackberry jam completed the plate.

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I was beyond excited to finally get my hands on a box of New Morning Organic Cinnamon Grahams at Healthy Living Summit this weekend. I can’t find them in my area and have really wanted to try them.

I made the ultimate dessert tonight featuring the graham crackers.

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I added a spoonful of ice cream between each graham cracker and Hello graham cracker ice cream sandwiches!

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Double yum.

Derek and I are booking our cruise tonight!!! Let’s hope all the hurricanes stay very far away from the Caribbean the second week of October!

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