Sunday Dinner on Monday and a Dog

Another weekend sped by. This one had the added twist of Tom and I going to the animal shelter to look for a dog. We went looking for a standard poodle there and found a puggle that we thought might be the one for us only to fall in love with a border terrier mix named Ann Maire. We don’t have her yet, but are hopeful that we are approved to bring her home sometime this week.  We are also hoping that she fits in with our flock.  We think it is time to add to our family and Ann Marie seems to fit the bill.

In addition to the trip to the animal shelter I also had to candy and cookies to make for the Valentine’s Day bake sale at work which took some time.

I ran out of time to cook Sunday dinner. I did manage to marinate the chicken, but didn’t get any further than that. Tonight I finished the dish and it turned out nicely. Sunday dinner on Monday may not be meatless but is tasty.

Best Ever Baked Chicken Fingers (yes I know they don’t have fingers)
4 boneless, Skinnless chicken breasts or 2 Lbs chicken tenders
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
2 Tbs Honey Mustard
1 1/2 cups Panko Breadcrumbs
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 Tbs dried basil
1/2 Tbs dried dill
Salt and Pepper
Cooking Spray

Cut chicken into strips – about the size of chicken tenders. Mix buttermilk, honey mustard, salt and pepper (to taste). Put chicken in a zip top bag or bowl. Pour in buttermilk mixture. Let marinate for 30 minutes or more.

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix Panko, nutmeg, basil, dill, salt and pepper (to taste) in a pie pan or shallow dish. Coat each piece of chicken with Panko. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Put in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Spray with cooking spray and return to the oven and bake until golden brown (15 to 20 minutes) and cooked through. Enjoy!


  1. Mmmm. Those sound good.