Stormy Dinners

Lights, power… back in the kitchen! Aaahhhh- so nice to have heat again – and an oven, and a refrigerator and TV for the kids!

Our first night with power we ordered takeout since there was nothing in the fridge except some questionable cheese and other assorted items that needed to be discarded. We really need to stock up but the supermarket is still on generator so we are cooking this week with whatever we can get. Hopefully the empty shelves will be replenished soon and I can get back to cooking for my little monsters.

We are extremely grateful to all of our friends who hosted us for delicious dinners while our power was out. I am proud to say all three boys were fairly gracious and did well at most of those meals…. Most, not all, but it was a stressful week!

One of our friends asked if her meal would “make the blog” so this one is for you, Rebecca! The boys loved her version – let’s see how mine does….

Real Chicken “Chicken Nuggets” with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce


1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts

(when I made this there was no chicken available yet at supermarket. I substituted thin sliced pork loin, which work well but be careful not to overcook)

2 eggs

2 tbsp ketchup

2 cup seasoned Panko breadcrumbs

1 cup flour

2 tbsp olive oil

salt & pepper

Dipping Sauce:
1/3 cup mayonnaise
3 tbsp honey
2 tbsp Dijon mustard


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (easy clean-up)

Whisk together eggs, ketchup and 2 tbsp of water.

Make an assembly line of three shallow dishes: one with flour, one with egg mixture, last with seasoned breadcrumbs.

Cut chicken into 1” strips and season with salt and pepper. Dip first into the flour, shaking off excess. Then dip into the egg, shaking off excess. Finally, dip into the breadcrumbs.

Set the breaded chicken on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Bake approximately 8 minutes on each side depending on thickness of chicken.

While chicken is baking make dipping sauce: Mix together mayo, honey and mustard in small bowl.

And the VERDICT is:

Matthew: I love the chicken and I love love this dipping sauce!

Dylan: This sauce is too mustirry! Is there bones in this??

Liam: I will only eat the chicken – the sauce hurts my eyes.

Note: Although I did mention after they ate that the nuggets were pork not chicken, no one seemed to care, they had already moved on to dessert….


3 thoughts on “Stormy Dinners

  1. Thank your friend for the nice recipe. I often substitue pork for chicken because Bill prefers pork. Glad you survived the week. Our power came on last night after 8 days of no heat or electricity and did it ever get cold! Only good thing was the neighboring town with its wonderful Japanese restaurant had lights so we ate there every night and just had dougnuts during the day (a Duncan Donuts was open next to the restaurant). The food I had lasted about 3 days and then it was either peanut b utter and bread or doughnuts and muffins.

    Love to the kids…they really are funny, especially the one who said the “sauce hurt his eyes.”

    Love, Judy

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