I've mentioned previously a couple of problems I've got, one being a chocoholic and the other is being a pasta nut. Well, here's another one to add... reading other people's food blogs! Yep, I have so many blogs that I follow in my google reader that I have quite the reading list each and every day. I get so many great ideas on things to make from what everyone else is cooking that I just can't stop reading them.
Last week, I was reading Deborah's blog, Taste and Tell. I love her blog because each month she selects another cookbook from her personal library and cooks several recipes from that one book. It's a great way to find out if a cookbook is something you'd enjoy or not. I really should try to do that rather than cooking from the same 4-5 cookbooks each month. Some variety is a good thing. Anyway, she made Robin Miller's Chicken Fingers with Spicy Avocado Sauce and her review of it made me realize I need to revisit my copy of Quick Fix Meals: 200 Simple, Delicious Recipes to Make Mealtime Easy.
I opted not to make the spicy avocado sauce since I didn't have any avocados, and I was making this using items in my pantry. I dipped mine into Ranch dressing, but I think a honey mustard would have been equally delicious. The chicken fingers were very good, even though I forgot to spray them with cooking spray before baking, which is why I think they could have been crunchier - my forgetfulness is at fault on this one. This recipe really goes together fast, it was in the oven within about 5 minutes, and 20 minutes later dinner was served!
My Husband loved these, but My boys - not so much. There was a bit too much spice and flavor for them. I'll have to continue to make them Rachael Ray's Honey Nut Chicken Stix, I think the sweetness of that recipe appeals to them more.
Please check out my poll on the sidebar. My Husband thinks I should go back to linking my recipes to a separate location rather than adding them to the text in my blog post. I'd really like to know what those people who read my blog would prefer. So, be sure to vote in the poll and I'll share the results next week!
Looking for some more quick and easy dinner ideas? Check out what these bloggers have been making:
Sophistimom made an incredible looking Tortellini Soup with Sausage Meatballs. I just found her blog yesterday, and the pictures alone have my mouth watering early in the morning!
Ruth at Once Upon a Feast shares a quick and simple pasta that would be great for any weeknight, Bucatini Bolognese.
Lindsay at Love and Olive Oil made this beautiful Turkey Scallopini that looks pretty enough for company, but simple enough for family dinner during the week.