Monday, November 10, 2008
In a Pinch
Have you ever planned a meal and began making it, only to find you are missing one integral ingredient? That was me tonight, and I did not have time nor the inclination to run to the supermarket. Wingnut is out of town and I was making one of the kids favorites: Chicken Fingers with Two Dipping Sauces. I had the chicken happily marinating in buttermilk and honey, when low and behold I could not locate the bread crumbs I needed for creating the crispy coating. Our pantry didn't hold crackers, old bread, corn flakes, or anything I would resort to conventionally. We did have an unopened bag of chow mein noodles. I pulled out my trusty food processor and pulverized three cups worth of noodles; coated and then broiled our chicken. Dinner turned out pretty tasty and crunchy to boot. So, in a pinch for bread crumbs. . . break out the La Choy!