We bought some chicken drumsticks last grocery shopping trip and I really don’t enjoy cooking them. I also must confess that I have a secret weakness for fried chicken (popcorn chicken is one of my vices) but I hate the actual process of frying – the dishes are way too messy and I don’t like spitty oil…so it was only logical that this was my inspiration for a recipe search. I ended up finding this recipe for oven fried chicken and modifying it according to the ingredients I had on hand (I would never buy ‘seasoned breadcrumbs’ when I can season my own). I am going to write out the recipe the way I did it. (By the way, they turned out deeeeeeelicious! Very crunchy and very much worth doing again). I’ll draw some pictures to aid the instructions. Actually bring on the pictorial recipe…

So there you have it. I am sure this would work with any chicken pieces…wings or thighs or little bits of chicken breast (ooh yeah, bring on the popcorn chicken!). There are plenty more recipes around there, I recommend checking out oven fried chicken recipes on allrecipes.com to look at the range out there. Anywho, this is a great way to use budget chicken cuts. I also made my own breadcrumbs with a few frozen crusts I had in the freezer and I crumbified them and mixed them with herbs and whatnot in a food processor. Easy peasy. I used the leftover egg/flour/breadcrumbs to make potato wedges which were also loveeerly.

In other news, my other computer had a little crash moment and is getting repaired. 😦 I’m a little sad about that, but I was assured that my files should be ok. *phew* I have a lot of photos and paintings and drawings stored on there. Time to do some backing up when I get it back. That’s why we have an external hard drive! I’m also more distrustful of PCs now too. I grew up on macs and deviated to PCs in the last few years but this imac has been pretty faithful. I think when I finally buy myself a new computer it will be a pretty pretty shiny imac or ibook. I’m also having trouble with my scanner on this computer, but after extensive googling, this is not uncommon and it’s a problem with the canon hardware not the imac. I had to use the camera to get that recipe up there on here. Thank goodness for options!

That is all from me for now, this might be my last post for a week or so because I’m probably going to the beach for a week on a bible family camp. I’ll bring you back some photos…I promise.