Friday, July 4, 2008

Our 4th of July

We didn't have a lot going on today. We decided to stay close to home with the heat advisory. Meghan and I made two different kinds of muffins. She found a recipe on Nick Jr. for chocolate muffins so we made those and then we made blueberry muffins too. This is the first time I have made the blueberry ones with whole wheat flour and Rapadura sugar. We used it for the chocolate ones also. They are both very good! Yay! Here is a picture. mmmmm

Then this evening I made chicken nuggets and french fries. My kids love chicken nuggets, I don't know any kid that doesn't. The stuff put into the commercial ones are not that great though so I wanted to try making my own. I usually just give them chicken tender but something about the texture doesn't appeal to either of them. I make Meghan eat them but Kaden will usually only take a couple tiny bites, if that. So I bought some ground chicken to try it. I just made the chicken into little balls, then I dipped it in flour, egg wash and flour again. I chilled them a little and then smooshed them down some. They were fried in coconut oil, which is really good for you. The kids both liked them. I am very happy about that. I have some left and froze them. I plan to make things like that up ahead so that i have them in the freezer ready to cook up when I need to. I think they would be fine baked too. Here are some pictures of those. My fries aren't that great looking, I need to get a slicer. :) Here the kids are eating and looking pretty happy about it I think.

Then here is Kaden NOT eating his tomatoes. I knew he wouldn't but I keep trying.

This evening a storm blew through again. We had lots of wind and lightening and rain. Right now it seems to be gone so we'll see. So we watched the fireworks in NY before sending Meghan to bed. She wasn't real happy with not being able to go see them somewhere outside but you gotta do what you gotta do. :) During the show they played "The Twist" during some of the fireworks. I told Meghan that I bet Daddy knew the dance for this song. Well She just stood up and starting doing it. It was so funny. I don't know where she learned it but we were cracking up. It was fun.

I hope everyone has had a great day! Pray for our nation!


Krazy Armstrong K's! said...

Love how you made crackers AND chicken nuggets!!!

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