22 February 2011

Homemade Fast Food

Saturday was Homemade Fast Food night at our house. This was the first one, but it will certainly not be the last. (Maybe it needs a better name? Suggestions?) There are two reasons that people eat fast food, don't you agree? 1.) You want cheap food that you don't have to cook, or 2.) You like the taste of the fast food. Some days we want #1. And those are the days we usually go to Chipotle. You see, as terribly unfair as it is, it turns out that the healthier your diet, the worse you tolerate not-so-healthy food. Thus, the list of fast food places we (okay, mostly I) can eat at is getting smaller and smaller. It is so sad. Because sometimes we want #2. Like fried cheese sticks from Sonic. Or chicken nuggets from Chick-Fil-A.

And that's where the internet comes in! My friend has this fabulous chicken nugget recipe that tastes amazingly like Chick-Fil-A (amazing partly because Chick-Fil-A uses MSG in their breading). And my other friend posted this Pioneer Woman recipe for fried mozzarella sticks. Who needs vegetables? Not me!

I took photos. They're not as pretty as Pioneer Woman's photos, but mine look like they come from a real person's house, so...

[Panko-y fingers. Ew.]

[Gotta freeze 'em first. Got to.]

[I used coconut oil to cook both foods. Healthy, tasty, and very filling.]

[Bubbling away]

[I only have one large skillet, so I baked the chicken. Turned out great!]

[I also had some leftover homemade tomato soup in my freezer -- instant marinara sauce!]

[Om nom nom nom nom]

So, to sum up: More work, less horrible crampy bloating/food coma. Win!


Jenny said...

Looks yummy.

meggo said...

Awesome post. And awesome comments on other ladies' blog. Woot!

Heather said...

oooh this all looks so good! I really need to do those chicken nuggets, because my daughter is nugget obsessed. I've had real food on the brain a lot lately. Its astonishing how hard it is to come by these days...

keely steger said...

Thanks for the shout-out! (And I think it's the garlic powder that makes all the difference...)

sseachris said...

I'm soooo excited to try those mozz sticks! Fabulous looking. Thanks.