I rallied my strength, used half a bottle of nose spray (ahhhh! it burns!), and whipped up a batch of brownies from my new Fat Witch Brownies cookbook.
Printer-ready recipe of Original Fat Witch Brownies here.
I will say that the house smelled wonderful while these guys were baking. When I took the pan out of the oven the brownies were poofy but they did chillax while cooling and develop some cracks. Not a big deal. I even waited semi-patiently for them to cool completely. They were just ok. I've had much better. Good flavor but not a good texture. Bummer. I guess it would make a good diet: make crappy food and you won't want to eat it. :)
Allergies still in full swing, I sneezed my way through making dinner: Buttermilk Baked Chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, and salad. My heart was not into cooking but the family has to eat.
|Chuck's Hungry-Man portion.|
The chicken was easy to make: make a buttermilk, ranch, sour cream and salt brine. Place skinned chicken meat (I used a couple of breasts and a bunch of chicken legs I got on sale for $2) in brine to soak from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Make some bread crumbs int he food processor then bake them until golden. Roll chicken in crumbs then bake. Very simple.
The chicken was super juicy. Chuck raved about it and Charlie cleaned his plate. I had 1 baked breast that must have come from the Dolly Parton of chickens. The thing covered half my plate! I ate a few bites and a couple of bites of potatoes and my salad and was done. The allergies just had me feeling bleck. But the food was really good.
The chicken was soggy in some places on the bottoms. The tops were as crunchy as fried chicken.
I forgot to turn the oven down when I moved the chicken to the top rack so the tops got a little too browned in some spots. It was fine though.
The recipe is really easy and a great week night dinner. Thanks, Cook's Country magazine!
Printer-ready recipe for Crunchy Baked Buttermilk Chicken here.
The day ended with me taking a couple of pills and passing out. Stupid allergies.