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I just realized that I never updated this blog to our new address.

http://www.fromtattoostotots.com

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So, who knew cooking is so difficult with a newborn? I totally took for granted unlimited, relaxing meal prep times. Anyway, I was able to actually make a decent dinner tonight, I tried Food Network’s Iron Chef Cat Cora’s baked fried chicken tonight. It was pretty darn good.


Ingredients
8 chicken pieces (preferably 2 breasts, 2 thighs, 2 legs and 2 wings)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
4 cups cornflakes
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
3/4 teaspoon ground sage
Directions
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place a rack in a roasting pan or on a baking sheet.

Rinse the chicken in cold water; pat dry. In a wide bowl or on a plate, season the flour with salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Dredge each chicken piece through the flour so it’s fully coated, tap against the bowl to shake off excess flour and set aside. Discard the flour.

Here comes the part kids like best: Crush the cornflakes by placing them in a big resealable plastic bag, carefully pressing the bag to push out the air. Seal up the bag (with as little air inside as possible) and run over the flakes with a rolling pin. Open the bag and pour the crushed flakes into a wide bowl or onto a plate.

In a large bowl (big enough to dredge the chicken pieces), mix the buttermilk, mustard, cayenne pepper, paprika and sage. Give each floured chicken piece a good buttermilk bath and then roll in the cornflake crumbs.

Arrange the chicken pieces on the rack and place in the hot oven. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, lower the heat to 375 degrees and cook for another 25 to 30 minutes, until cooked through and crispy. The juices should run clear when the meat is pierced with a knife.

Welcome Benjamin!
Born October 23, 2010
6:03am
7 lbs 3 oz

Yes, I am a terrible blog owner.  I have royally sucked at updating this blog, emptiliy promising a new post, then teasing you with grotesque pictures of my beloved, albeit annoying cat.

So.  What’s new?

  • I quit the Doctor’s office.  Y AY.
  • I got a new full time job.  DOUBLE YAY.
  • The boyfriend got a full time job.  YAY again
  • Had some really nice weather last week, very late Springish.  Big freakin’ YAY
  • This week’s weather has been rainy and terrible, however, the grass is getting greener
  • I haven’t cooked or made anything of interest lately
  • I have been reading a lot more, and less time on the computer
  • I listen to CBC talk radio – A LOT

That is pretty much the last few months in a nutshell.  Oh, the excitement, I know.

Post copied from Sara at I Like To Cook, because, well, she’s already said what needed to be said:

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EVAH!

I shall update more in a bit, but I shall just comment that Whatever! With Alexis and Jennifer is the best invention EVER!

No, I haven’t died.  I think I got a bit of blog burnout from participating in NaBloPoMo, and honestly, I haven’t really had anything over exciting to talk about.  Work has been really busy, so I have quite busy doing that, and I did the regular family holiday thing over holidays, plus, I’ve been dealing with some health issues  – nothing too serious, I’m not dying or anything – but I’ve been busy and preoccupied just enough to not feel like I have anything interesting to post on the Trash.

In proper kitty mommy fashion though, I do have some new pics of my girl Frank:

Quite the regal little meow'er.

Quite the regal little meow'er.

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VERY SPECIAL BLOG POST TOMORROW.

And making a completely vaucous filler post.

I am totally copping out on NaBloPomo today.

Jeez, I’m becoming worse than a “MommyBlogger”. I’m a KITTYBLOGGER.

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