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wild mushroom and tatsoi bowl with a poached egg eatandrelish

There is something about this whole business of embracing the first day of a new year with a calculated aggressiveness that just doesn’t sit well with me. Not that I’m against doing everything you can to set yourself up for a happy and healthy new year – that, I am totally behind.

wild mushroom and tatsoi bowl mushrooms

But my beef is more with the commonly agreed upon notion that you can stuff yourself silly in the dwindling moments of what will soon to be “last year” (who’s fate is supposedly already sealed) with the expectation that the moment the clock strikes twelve and those last drops of champagne wash down the last morsels of caviar blini, you’ve got to hit that proverbial New Year’s ground running.

wild mushroom and tatsoi bowl whole tatsoi

With the glittery ball down and your glittery dress off, come January one, there will be no more excess. No more holiday hams, no more Christmas puddings. Your lily’s…

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Mustardy Fried Chicken Breasts

Hey all! So sorry haven’t been posting recipes of my own for a really long time. Last year was a crazy year! So many family weddings, deaths etc….. I also hadn’t tried many new dishes, which is another reason I didn’t post. Instead I re-blogged from various other sites.

So here goes the first recipe for this year……

I will be trying it tomorrow. 🙂


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, you could use skin-on chicken if you preferMustardy Fried Chicken

1 dash black pepper

1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated

1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg

2 tablespoons mustard

2 tablespoons olive oil


1. Wipe down chicken breast with paper towel

2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3. In bowl, beat egg and mustard.

4. In separate bowl combine cheese and bread crumbs.

5. Dip each breast in egg mixture then coat with cheese mixture.

6. Let it set for about 10 minutes.

7. Saute chicken in oil for 15-20 minutes or until tender.

This recipe is originally from: http://www.yummly.com/recipe/external/Mustardy-Fried-Chicken-Breasts-Recipezaar