A unique take on a potato salad…no mayonnaise needed. Instead, I replaced the mayonnaise with oil and fresh herbs!…
Spring is in the air…at least in California! What that means for me is healthier options in eating so you will be finding more fish recipes, healthier choices in snacks and of course amazing side dishes (you all know I love my sides).
Lately I have found myself drawn to cold broccoli salads which is a good thing and a bad thing. The good thing about broccoli is that it is a great vegetable to eat with many nutrients (click here to learn more about broccoli), it’s especially great to eat raw…so what’s the bad part about broccoli salad?? Most of those salads that you buy in the markets are filled with mayonnaise adding unnecessary calories….
I am going to share a little more about my personal life then I have in the past…5 years ago my ex husband and I began our journey in getting a divorce and we began it by separating. At that time it was one of the hardest things I had ever gone through as it was the start of me losing everything I knew my life to be. Over the next 5 years I lost friendships I thought I would have forever, I lost my home and I lost a family that I was part of for over 20 years.
Because of my divorce, a friend and I have begun to help other women in going through divorce to face some of the unforeseen issues, the hurt, betrayal and things that no one prepares you for. In providing help to other women we have learned that no matter what our own situation is, there are common stories and a special bond with these women and I feel fortunate to be helping them and what they don’t realize is that they are also helping me. If you would like to learn more about my other adventure follow me at www.UnFrozenDesires.com, don’t forget to subscribe there.
I will be doing a series of food recipes to bring in some humor and great recipes, which recipe will represent what I have learned from these women with the first in the series being “battered chicken”. I have found so many women feeling beaten and battered during and after their divorce, I speak from my groups which are currently all women and I mean no disregard to men but my current experience has only been with women.
When one goes through a divorce there seems to one person that lashes out and becomes a bully, either with their tongue or physically. Every time the bully (your ex) shows up, either in a call or physically and they beat their partner up by bullying them, this allows your ex to feel empowered; as they know this is the only way they can still impact you in controlling them. I always said the true identity of a man is not during the marriage but during a divorce. For all those women stuck in a marriage of an abused man, the bully who beats you down to make him look and feel better and yet to his friends and inner circles he’s the victim, I am so sorry. I have learned that leaving that kind of a marriage is not easy, as it has become the only life you have known and so the life you have accepted.
This is why I decided to make the perfect recipe “battered chicken” for all those women who feel beaten and battered by their ex…this method of making battered chicken was given to me when I was 16 years old and dating an ex boyfriend, his mom, Donna shared this simple trick that kept my battered chicken so moist and delicious that I had never forgotten it. There is a trick to is, what is that trick? Putting your chicken in buttermilk, breading it and putting it in the refrigerator for a few hours, in doing so you will have the most moist battered chicken and you will not miss the chicken being fried!
Do not skip a step in this recipe for battered chicken as each step allows the battered chicken to stay moist and delicious:
Remove chicken breast from the refrigerator
Place in your buttermilk I added tabasco sauce to my buttermilk
coat your chicken with bread crumbs/panko
place the coated chicken in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours
bake for 35-40 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165
serve immediately, I sliced my chicken to make it easy to serve
For those parents that work, this is a great recipe as you can keep the breaded chicken in the refrigerator all day while you are at work. When you get home, all you need to do is to preheat the oven, remove the chicken from the refrigerator and bake until cooked through….super easy!
So ladies, when your ex is beating you up and trying to break you, make my battered chicken and remember you are not alone. If you would like information on our classes, please email me at Livin42day365@yahoo.com. We are working on a website with more information to come. Stay strong!
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Thank you again ~ Patty Limatola-Tanenbaum