A Little Of This…

I can only prepare and consume so much fish.

I think it’s the residual smell.

I ventilate and spray fancy lavender room deodorizer, but it still lingers.

Seafood is a different story and I’m always good to go.

In fact, Sunday’s have become a steamed clams ritual. (Check out my easy, fabulous steamed clams recipe, Steamed Over Clams https://ifthedevilhadmenopause.com/steamed-over-clams/).

I will pan sear salmon or cod for my husband and then I reach for the chicken.

Lately, I have been whipping up boneless, skinless kosher or organic chicken breasts…ready, set, go for a recipe.

In a flat pan beat one egg and dip chicken into egg batter.

In another flat bottom container dip chicken in Panko on both sides.

I have tried 5-6 Panko brands and I prefer Trader Joe’s which has a great price point and is finely ground making it easier to pan saute.

After dipping and coating, place the chicken in a preheated pan.

Use vegetable oil to cook the chicken.

I saute chicken on each side for 4-5 minutes. I like the chicken golden brown.

Bake in Pyrex or baking pan in a preheated 350 oven covered with aluminum foil for 20 minutes.

Delicious, easy, inexpensive.

Next up…I am infatuated with summer drinks

I find watermelon gets mushy quickly so I throw the watermelon into the blender and liquify.

Put into a glass with ice and some mint…so refreshing and as good as a more intense smoothie.

My favorite new blender makes whipping up a drink, smoothie or hummus easy from mixing to clean up.

Shardor Personal Bender is a dream, available on Amazon for $28.99.

I also am addicted to Sparkling water with Ocean Spray 50 cranberry juice…the brand is important because some are so sweet or others have a very artificial flavor (some taste like red Jello which reminds me of having a colonoscopy!)

I put in lots of ice and mint and often shake in my martini shaker.

A great quick summer salad is Tomato Mozzarella:

Cut up tomatoes.

I like to use the petit heirloom tomatoes.

Cut beforehand and sprinkle with kosher salt. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Cut up small mozzarella balls or burrata.

Wash the fresh basil and then cut it up. Easy to take 4/5 basil leaves roll them up like a joint and cut vertically.

This time of year I add fresh corn which I cut off the cob. No need to cook. It is fresh and sweet.

Mix together.

Dress with 1 tablespoon EVOO and equal amount of Balsamic vinegar.

Add a few homemade croutons on top for crunch.

Amazingly refreshing and delicious!

Enjoy and hope your weekend is different then your pandemic weekday!

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