Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chicken Nuggets for Breakfast????

Breakfast.  It is always such a fun time at our house during the week.  I can often be found brushing hair while pouring milk, or throwing socks at child who is trying to drink their milk.  So needless to say we don't always have the best or most balanced breakfast meals.  I try to get some fruit in my kids before we head out the door but of course it doesn't always happen.  They usually want Uncle A cereal (fruity pebbles) or something equally full of sugar.  But last time I went to the store I decided "That's it!!! No more sugary cereal" (for this week) So I bought some Kashi varieties.  The kids like them for the most part but I think they are already sick of them.  Not to mention that the bowl of heart to heart that I had this morning looked exactly like cat food!  Anyhow, this morning cereal didn't sound good to Jude.  I offered cereal, toast, yogurt, you know the regular breakfast options and he didn't want any.  So he took matters into his own hands and went and checkout the fridge.  Nope, nothing there.  How about the freezer? AHA!! Chicken Nuggets, or in this case Chicken Fries.  Yep, I guess my desire for healthier foods in the house disappeared somewhere between the cereal isle and the frozen foods isle. So Jude decides that he would like chicken fries for breakfast.  My first thought was NO! You can't have nuggets for breakfast.  But then, I started thinking, are chicken nuggets any worse than uncle a cereal, or white bread with butter and jam?  I don't really think so.  At least he would be getting some protein.  And if I would serve the nuggets for lunch/dinner why wouldn't they be okay for breakfast?

This led me to google.   I typed in 'chicken nuggets for breakfast' and the whole first page was about a lady who freaked out at McD's for not serving her chicken nugs for breakfast! Hahaha haven't we all been there?  Except I am the opposite.  I roll into the arches at 10:29, so ready for a sausage biscuit and just then I see it, they flip the menu and just like that they're gone.  And the rage rises! I beg, please can I order breakfast? Nope it's 10:30 breakfast is over.  So mad!!!! But unlike this lady I have self control to not climb through the drive through window and beat the employee.
Anyhow, what I did find on google was this blog and soon did not feel so bad about serving Jude chicken nuggets for breakfast.  What do you think? I kind of feel like chicken nuggets might be better than most of the cereal and toast we usually have.
On another note I made a really healthy dinner last night! Ha, it included gravy if that is any indicator of health.

This would be what I would call "spontaneous international fare"  I don't know how Bavarian this actually is but it tasted wonderful and was quite easy to make.

While strolling through the meat department I ran across this pork chop special.  And on this package was a recipe for Bavarian Chops.  I know my husband likes pork chops but I never make them because I don't really know how.  I have made them a few times and have never had a great outcome.  But this looked fool proof.  If the recipe can fit on a piece of paper the size of a piece of gum surely I can make it work.

And there you have it
Bavarian Chops!
The review from the family was as follows



And Jude

We served it over noodles and also had broccoli.  The recipe did not include the gravy but Matt LOVES pork chop gravy so I had to make some.  I would definitely suggest adding the gravy!  Without it I was a little boring.  I will leave you with the recipe.

Bavarian Chops
5 min prep 15 min cook

4 pork chops
2 T flour
1 t butter (i used way more, just trying to keep it healthy)
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1/2 t thyme
8 oz beer, room temperature
black pepper, freshly ground
Buttered noodles, optional
fresh parsley, optional

Lightly flour chops.  Melt butter in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until foaming.  Brown chops 1-2 minutes per side.  Remove, reserve.  Add green onion, garlic, mushrooms, and thyme, saute for 2-3 minutes until onion is soft.  Return chops to skillet, add beer, bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer 6-7 minutes until internal temp is 145, followed by a 3 minute rest time.  Season with salt and pepper.  Serve with buttered noodles garnished with parsley.  Serves 4

Yep that is me in my Bavarian cooking outfit!  


  1. I'm totally snagging that! Yummo!!!

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  2. Mmm...looks yummy!
    My son loves chicken nuggets!

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  3. Fun Blog..Must try your recipe, oh yes will use the extra butter, I am all about healthy!
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