Day 4 of being stuck in the house with nowhere to go. School's closed, stores are closed. I'm cool with it, but Jesse is starting to get kind of antsy.
He's absolutely loving the snow though, which is good since once we leave here he will never see it again...ever. I am all set with the Northeast! I love being home and near family and friends, but I think I'm gonna push for Heath to do his CO tour in Kings Bay...though I don't think I'll have to push too hard. He loved it down there. Boomers? Not so much, but I think his love of warm weather outweighs his preference for Fast Attacks :)
When it was all said and done we ended up with about 32 inches of snow. Our road stopped being plowed sometime late Friday, so come Saturday there was about 2 feet of snow in the street. We shoveled the driveway all the way to the road...that wall of snow at the end is the street.
I will say though, I am SO thankful we didn't lose power. Maybe Mother Nature felt bad for us since we endured 4 days of no power during Super-storm Sandy, but we were very lucky. My poor sister is in Mystic and is still without power...has been since Friday. One street over from us went out too, so it definitely could ave been worse.
I'm glad Jesse got experience this though. 32 inches of snow to a little boy is is only 44 inches tall must seem like 50 feet :) He has had so much fun playing around in it.
OK! Enough about snow!
Here's some potato chip crusted chicken strips that I highly recommend trying. I thought I had posted a bunch of these recipes, but I only found one other post for BBQ Potato Chip Chicken.
I loved this, and not surprisingly, so did Jesse. I made some Honey Mustard sauce to go with it, and it was awesome. (Honey mustard sauce is just mayo, yellow mustard and honey mixed together. You can tweak how much of each to your desired taste, but you'll always use more mayo since it's the base. Be careful not to add too much mustard since it can become overpowering quickly).
Ok guys, I'm of to do...well, I don't know what. The house is clean, laundry is done (I KNOW...it's a blizzard miracle!!), and I can't go anywhere (it's raining which is turning the roads to ice...good times up here, folks). I guess maybe I'll just read my book and play some games with Jesse. Not a terrible way to pass a Monday :)
'Sour Cream & Cheddar Chicken Strips'
Source: Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats
2-3 cups crushed sour cream & cheddar potato chips
1 Tablespoon milk
1 lb chicken tenders (or 2 breasts sliced into strips)
salt & pepper
1. Heat oven to 400. Crush potato chips in a large zip-lock bag. Whisk together egg and milk in a shallow dish or bowl.
2. Season chicken strips lightly with salt and pepper then dunk into egg mixture.
3. Allow excess to drip off then drop in crushed chip bag. Seal and shake until chicken is coated (you may need to press the chips into the chicken in some spots). Work in batches if necessary.
4. Place coated strips on greased foil-lined baking sheet. Lightly spray strips with cooking spray or olive oil. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.