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Monday, May 21, 2012

monday mission :: fry your food

This weeks mission is to fry your food. What? Well, not really to fry your food, unless you want to - but to cook in a completely different way than usual. 

We never fry food. Our chicken nuggets and fries are always baked. Our fish is usually grilled. Anything you might fry, we bake.

But my kids had some beignets at the downtown market and loved them. So, when my son's birthday breakfast was being planned, he decided that he wanted beignets. We borrowed a fryer and spend the week making beignets (holy yum and crazy simple).

We went on to a fry our chicken strips (!) and the best of all, we made homemade potato chips. We had so much fun trying out different herbs and seasonings and judging the merits of each. (I loved the herbs de provence, old bay was another hit). So, even though we typically eat pretty heathy, juicing and all - why not have a week of frying things? It added something hugely different and interesting to our meals.

So how about it? Do you want to do some wok cooking? Or grill in the middle of the week? How about cooking breakfast for dinner or something on a stick? An all raw dinner?

What could you eat this week that would be a novel change from the usual?


  1. I am trying to think of way of cooking that we don't do, but I am having a hard time coming up with one. Well, we don't eat much on a stick so kebobs would be fun for us to try.

  2. I am going to make quinoa cakes... we don't usually eat vegetarian, and even more than that, we don't eat little "cakes" or "patties" unless they are hamburgers. Getting my family to eat them may be a bigger challenge than I think!


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