In my last post I informed you all about some changes I have been working on lately. One, having Dinner For Breakfast (DFB). I also included the top ten reasons it is working out for us. I have discovered an 11th reason: natural light to photograph my meals for Big Red Kitchen, an unexpected perk for sure. If I were to have dinner at our regular time of 6:30 pm the images would be yellowish and dark but here we have refreshing looking food shot in natural light.
I have been getting many great comments from you all about this little experiment and have enjoyed the banter. I have had breakfast in other countries, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland, and Korea and it was always a nice surprise to see the variety each country brings to their breakfast table. Korea probably has the most amazing breakfasts I had ever seen in my life- seafood, rice, eggs, meats, noodle dishes, salads, fruits, sushi, kimbap, and so much more. So I brought a little of the world into our kitchen and said move over to our usual American-rush-out-of-the-house-cold-cereal-for-breakfast tradition. Right now, today, this week, this month, it works for us. In the summer, things may be different, like the cook sleeping in for a change.
I found this chicken recipe on Debbie’s site Mocha Me, you may recognize it as the base of my Harvest Chicken and Biscuits. This morning I made it like hers with a twist- I used my own seasoning mix. My family really liked this chicken dish served over fine buttered noodles, salad, and Karen’s Roasted Cocoa Smoked Paprika Cauliflower which has a deep smoky flavor enhanced by the cocoa but not tasting chocolaty.
Deven: “You put sugar in the chicken, mom?” Squishing his face into his wow-that’s-weird look.
Me: “Yes and I’ll never do it again, OK?”
Deven: “No! You can do it again.”
Sweet Italian Chicken
1 T. Italian Dressing Mix or 1 pkt. Good Season’s Italian Dressing Mix
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, excess fat removed
In a bowl mix all of the ingredients until chicken is coated evenly. Place in a single layer in a baking dish and bake in 375 degree oven for 40 minutes. Serves 4-5.
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Oh does anyone have a cure for 7 year old girls going on 17?