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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Shake & Bake Chicken Clone Recipe Revisited

I mentioned yesterday that we were relying on tried and true comfort food meals with our house being recently put on the market. What I'm looking for is good food without a lot of prep work. I'm also looking for meals that rely heavily on our pantry and freezer stores. I'm trying to use at least one food item from both the pantry and freezer for each dinner meal. This will help reduce what we have to move then I can spend a few weeks after moving restocking the pantry and freezer stores.

shake and bake chicken clone recipeShake & Bake Clone

One of our recent meals used up 2 packages of chicken from the freezer and a bit of homemade shake & bake chicken coating from the pantry. Sides included oven baked potatoes topped with cheddar cheese and bacon pieces, and steamed broccoli. It was a nice comfort meal that was easy to put together with little effort.

From time to time in life there are periods of time where it would be so tempting to pick-up take-out or eating out. The problem is a lot of these times the extra time spent getting take-out or eating out actually defeats the purpose by using up time that could be spent dealing with other pressing matters. While the meal was cooking I had time to work on the house so it was a frugal use of time. At the same time we ended up with a nice comfort meal without much effort.


6 food lovers commented:

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

we're on the same page! we're not selling our house, but im using items from our cabinets and freezer in kind of a "spring cleaning" way:) if we lived closer, we'd come look at your house since we're looking:) good luck! and keep up the great recipes!

mama mia said...

you're shake & bake chicken recipe with a siding of baked potato with cheese and bacon look REAL YUMMY! i just wish we have shake-and-bake in supermarkets here in the philippines.

but no matter, i shall include this in my family's menu. & i shall try to make it from scratch! thanks for the inspiration :)

Garden Gnome said...

Hi Chey :) Spring cleaning in the pantry and freezer is a good thing. It helps to keep the food rotated.

Thanks for the well wishes.

Garden Gnome said...

Thanks mama mia. The shake & bake clone recipe is very easy to make and use. I hope you enjoy it.

Garden Gnome said...

Hi Jackie-VA and thanks for visiting. I'm glad you were inspired and enjoyed your visit.

Tia said...

Hi there - I am going to include this on my Feb 7/11 copycat club round-up post if that's ok with you. Thanks!!! Tia @ http://www.buttercreambarbie.com