Hey there! Look! It’s some food! Yes, I’m still eating over here. Actually we’re eating quite well since we are no longer able to go out to restaurants every weekend. We’re doing a lot of cooking at home lately but I usually have about a 10-15 minute window when the boys aren’t crying or needing attention so things have gotten a little simpler these days. A lot of salads and potato sides with a simple grilled meat is what we’re cooking up these days. I’ve been eyeing all of the delicious Stubbs BBQ sauces I have in the pantry and was excited to do something a little more creative, maybe something that I could share with you guys.
SO, here it is! We don’t have picky kid eaters yet but I bet this might even be kid approved. You could make them as chicken fingers and serve the sauce as a dipping sauce on the side instead if your heart so desires. What kid doesn’t love dipping stuff? Oh man, I’ve officially become a mommy blogger haven’t I? Oh well, embrace it! Don’t worry, I’ll post some pics of the kiddos at the end too 🙂
I started by ever so quietly (since the babies were sleeping), smashing cashews. I’ll let you guess how that one ended up. Just throw them in a bag and smash the crap out of them with a mallet until they’re in tiny pieces. I suggest you do this on a weeknight so you can take out some of that workday stress on the nuts.
Then I set up a little assembly line for the breading. I think I’ve gotten a pretty good process down for this that doesn’t dirty 25 million dishes and make a mess everywhere. I fill one freezer bag with flour, then I filled another freezer bag with the breading (in this case crushed cashews and breadcrumbs.) Then I whisked up some eggs with a little cashew milk, honey, dijon mustard and seasoned it with salt and pepper.
I used chicken tenders but you could use breasts cut into strips as well. First, add a piece of chicken to the flour bag and toss gently to coat. Then dip it in the egg mixture and move it to the cashew breading bag and toss it around until coated on all sides. Repeat with the remaining pieces of chicken.
Then you sauté them up using a little olive oil until they’re nicely browned and cooked through. I usually turn the oven on and hold the chicken there while I cook a few batches. You can also finish cooking them in the oven if you find they’re browning before they’re fully cooked through.
It’s funny that there is a spoon in the sauce because I could probably have eaten it with a spoon. I may have judged myself but it was certainly not out of the realm’s of possibilities. This delicious little concoction was simply a mixture of plain greek yogurt, a little mayonnaise and Stubb’s Hickory Bourbon BBQ sauce. I have yet to find a flavor of their’s that I didn’t like so you’ll be in good shape whichever one you choose.
This was seriously so delicious, I can’t wait to make it again. I’ll also be whipping up this sauce for more meals this summer, maybe to dip some grilled vegetables in or as a sweet potato fry dipping sauce, mmmm…
WHAT’S MAKING ME HAPPY THESE DAYS:
The beautiful place that we call home. Summer has arrived and the beach days are here! Every afternoon when I go out for a walk I’m reminded of the beauty that surrounds us. A few nights ago right as I was putting the boys to bed, it’s as if the whole world was glowing and calling me outside. It was 8:30 and everything was this deep yellow shade, like some sort of dream world. I ran down to the end of the street and snapped some photos. It was unreal!
The pendant lights that just went up in our new kitchen. I’m in love. I’m not ashamed to say that I pull up pictures of the new house on my phone multiple times a day and just stare at them. Only a few more weeks until moving time! eek! Guess we should probably pack huh?
These guys. Of course. I’m treasuring every moment. They obviously know the other one exists but they don’t spend a ton of time interacting yet. BUT, there was this rare moment last weekend when I was visiting my parents, I laid them both down on the blanket to change their diapers and went to go grab the diapers and wipes. When I came back they were laying staring at each other and then Camden reached over and touched his cheek and babbled a few sounds and Jax responded with a coo. OMG, melt my heart!
And a few more, just for cuteness overload 🙂
Enjoy the chicken and the babies! Hope all is well with you guys!