It's a great waste not, want not strategy.
Now for this group of crumbs, I used a whole loaf of Italian bread...
Which was about 5 cups of crumbs. Plus a little more, so I put 5-6 cups in the recipe...
And the spices/herbs were leaning away from Italy and toward Toronto, but it worked so well!
Italian Bread Crumbs
5-6 cups fresh bread crumbs
3 Tablespoons Montreal Chicken Seasoning
1 Tablespoon Parsley flakes
1 Tablespoon Granulated Garlic
1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
1 Tablespoon salt (can be adjusted for us salt lovers)
1 1/2 Tablespoons pepper (we use the slightly larger table grind)
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
Then toss into a bag and freeze what you don't use.
I use this now for pan-fried chicken breasts. It's amazing, and the entire family loves it.
Bread crumbs seem like a simple thing, but great bread crumbs are the basis for a great recipe.
And I took pictures of all of this, and then in a flash of brilliance (when my camera noted it was getting full) I thought... Oh, I've uploaded all my pics, I'll just clear it.
So I did.
And of course I'd just taken 5 pics of bread crumbs, but I'm clever so I RE-ENACTED the recipe, LOL!
Just for youse!
I was so excited at how well these turned out... and I hope you love them, too! Here are some boneless chicken breasts (butterflied and pounded slightly) dredged in beaten egg and the crumbs...
And they were amazingly delicious!!!
So between the peepers and the birds and one very unexpected rooster, the silent nights of winter have gone!
We are alive and awash in spring! No flowers yet, but buds are poking up through... so, soon. Soon we'll be smiling at daffodils and crocus and jonquils and iris and all of our happy little bright-topped buddies. And I cannot wait!
Dirt under my fingernails... moving wood chips.... digging holes. And this year setting fenceposts so we can move the chicken coops...
With spring comes work, but it's joyous work in the north, and I cannot wait to get started...
We've got "Back in the Saddle" on sale in mass market paperback across the country.
Walmart, Kroger, Tops, Wegmans, Piggly Wiggly (I think!) and anyplace they sell/stock Love Inspired books, you should find "Back in the Saddle"... so if you see it, take a picture and post it to facebook or Twitter... and TAG ME IN THE PIC SO I SEE IT!!!!... and I will enter you in the drawing for a signed copy of "Peace in the Valley" releasing in one month!
I AM SO EXCITED!!!!
That's it, easy peasy: Take a pic of a Ruthy cowboy book on a store shelf (It is OKAY to buy it, but not required!!!) and share it on social media...
Wishing you all the best as we continue the last few weeks of our Lenten journey here... a journey of contemplation and prayer and thanksgiving!
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