Friday, March 10, 2017

Daybook/march11/2017

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For Today March, 10, 2017
10:58pm




 
Looking out my window...

It is pitch black; however the day has been dark and overcast.


I am thinking..
 
about life on the beach






I am thankful
for all that Jesus has blessed us with

One of my favorite things
chatting with friends over a quilting bee





I am creating


I am wearing
A red and white bed gown

I am watching
Lady in the Water
I am hoping
 that Oklahoma  will cease with their delays.
to be more patient with my husband




I am learning
to be more patient with my own weaknesses



In my kitchen


Snake Bites
a.k.a. gluten free chicken nuggets

Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup finely ground corn flake crumbs or Rice or Corn Chex crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon EACH salt, onion powder & paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon EACH black pepper, cayenne pepper & garlic powder
Directions
Begin by preparing the cereal crumbs. I do this in a food processor. I start with 2-cups of cereal, process it to fine crumbs and then dump the crumbs into a measuring cup. Then I process more crumbs, continuing until I have a full cup.
The next step is cutting the chicken into small, bite-sized pieces or longer tenders.  The smaller you make the pieces the further you can extend them with the coating.  After cutting the pieces set them aside.
For the coating you need an empty rice cake bag or a small paper bag or an empty waxed paper cereal bag or something of that nature.  In your bag combine the crumbs, nutritional yeast and seasonings.  The nutritional yeast is completely optional, but gives the nuggets a slightly cheesy flavor that my kids really like. Close the top and shake to combine.
Coat a pizza pan or other baking sheet with the vegetable oil.  Preheat the oven to 450°.
Place a few of the chicken pieces into the bag of crumbs.  Close the top and shake briskly.  Place the coated chicken on the prepared baking sheet.  Continue until all of the chicken pieces are well coated with the crumb mixture.  If you have crumbs leftover you may scatter them over the top of the coated chicken pieces in the pan.  Bake the nuggets at 450° for 12 to 15 minutes or up to 20 minutes for larger pieces.  Remove and allow to cool briefly before serving.
Provide condiments including barbecue sauce, ketchup, honey-mustard, plain honey, mayonnaise, dairy-free ranch dressing or any other favorite.  This is a real kid pleaser.
If your chicken meat is fresh, not previously frozen, then after coating the snake bites you can flash freeze them and store them in a zipper bag in the freezer.  Bake in an oiled pan as directed, increasing the cooking time to 30 minutes or so, depending on the size of your bites.
Flash freezing is when you arrange the food on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet and place the pan in your freezer overnight, or for several hours.  When the snake bites are frozen, gather them up and store them in a heavy plastic bag in the freezer.
The reduction in fat and absence of additives and preservatives makes these a much healthier choice than commercially available nuggets.  Besides that, they taste better, are higher quality and cost less than most store-bought nuggets; and are a fraction of the price of gluten-free store-bought nuggets. I don’t know who can afford those; pound for pound they cost more than shrimp or ribeye steak!
Makes 8 moderate (kid-sized or diet-sized) servings, or enough for 4 starving adults.
Per Serving: 180 Calories; 6g Fat (29.6% calories from fat); 21g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 52mg Cholesterol; 430mg Sodium.
Calories By Percentage: 30% Fat; 24% Carbohydrate, 47% Protein.
Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat.





In my garden
nothing but seedlings germinating in small cups




Snake Bites
a.k.a. gluten free chicken nuggets

Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup finely ground cornflake crumbs or Rice or Corn Chex crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon EACH salt, onion powder & paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon EACH black pepper, cayenne pepper & garlic powder
Directions
Begin by preparing the cereal crumbs. I do this in a food processor. I start with 2-cups of cereal, process it to fine crumbs and then dump the crumbs into a measuring cup. Then I process more crumbs, continuing until I have a full cup.
The next step is cutting the chicken into small, bite-sized pieces or longer tenders.  The smaller you make the pieces the further you can extend them with the coating.  After cutting the pieces set them aside.
For the coating you need an empty rice cake bag or a small paper bag or an empty waxed paper cereal bag or something of that nature.  In your bag combine the crumbs, nutritional yeast and seasonings.  The nutritional yeast is completely optional, but gives the nuggets a slightly cheesy flavor that my kids really like. Close the top and shake to combine.
Coat a pizza pan or other baking sheet with the vegetable oil.  Preheat the oven to 450°.
Place a few of the chicken pieces into the bag of crumbs.  Close the top and shake briskly.  Place the coated chicken on the prepared baking sheet.  Continue until all of the chicken pieces are well coated with the crumb mixture.  If you have crumbs leftover you may scatter them overtop of the coated chicken pieces in the pan.  Bake the nuggets at 450° for 12 to 15 minutes or up to 20 minutes for larger pieces.  Remove and allow to cool briefly before serving.
Provide condiments including barbecue sauce, ketchup, honey-mustard, plain honey, mayonnaise, dairy-free ranch dressing or any other favorite.  This is a real kid pleaser.
If your chicken meat is fresh, not previously frozen, then after coating the snake bites you can flash freeze them and store them in a zipper bag in the freezer.  Bake in an oiled pan as directed, increasing the cooking time to 30 minutes or so, depending on the size of your bites.
Flash freezing is when you arrange the food on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet and place the pan in your freezer overnight, or for several hours.  When the snake bites are frozen, gather them up and store them in a heavy plastic bag in the freezer.
The reduction in fat and absence of additives and preservatives makes these a much healthier choice than commercially available nuggets.  Besides that, they taste better, are higher quality and cost less than most store-bought nuggets; and are a fraction of the price of gluten-free store-bought nuggets. I don’t know who can afford those; pound for pound they cost more than shrimp or ribeye steak!
Makes 8 moderate (kid-sized or diet-sized) servings, or enough for 4 starving adults.
Per Serving: 180 Calories; 6g Fat (29.6% calories from fat); 21g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 52mg Cholesterol; 430mg Sodium.
Calories By Percentage: 30% Fat; 24% Carbohydrate, 47% Protein.
Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat.


Post Script



Shared Quote

A moment from my day


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Board room

These are the sustainable living homes built by my former college professor, Dr. Dan Philips.

https://www.green-talk.com/builder-dan-phillips-philosophy-onhttps://

https://youtu.be/gVLu99Ja2mA

 


Shared Quotes

 



  A Day in the life

  Because the husband is diabetic, I have the tendency to sweep on a daily basis to keep anything that he might step on, NOT be stepped on.

Post Script


I am a bit anxious to move back to Huntsville. Since the husband and I are disabled, we could not get
 get insurance from Marketplace(Obamacare) due to the credits. (Actually we could if we did not mind paying $1009 per month). in Huntsville their charity care insurance would allow my family to have the ability to see a doctor. And since both my daughters are autistic and only can get medical help(medicare),and I live on pain pills daily is very much needed. However,We have to wait for my own disability to come through. I am on my 5th year. Though I know I will receive it, the extended wait for very strange reasons, does not help.


We lived there 5 years ago. But my sister in law lied to my husband concerning my mother in law's health for the sole purpose of having control over him. I have to believe that if she knew that half of us would not have medical insurance, she would not have done it. 

I really have to believe God would not allow her to do this .... 

 

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