Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday night dinner

Dinner last night was pretty good all things considered. Chris had picked up two packages of Air Chilled chicken tenderloins from HEB/Central Market over the weekend. I usually steer clear of the tenderloins since they have that annoying tendon in them plus they are so small. But I love Air Chilled chicken! If you have not tried it pick some up on your next shopping trip. It is organic grain fed chicken chilled in some mystery way that makes the chicken extra juicy. I had a 1/2 package of Planko bread crumbs (Japanese) that I mixed with 1/2 a canister of regular Italian bread crumbs. I dipped the washed tenderloins in an egg mixture (just two eggs scrambled), then coated each side with the breading. I then baked the tenderloins at 400 for 30 mins, turning them over after 20 mins. For a side dish I made orzo pasta with mushrooms. The recipie is as follows:

1lb of orzo pasta cooked
3/4 cup of Italian parsely chopped
3/4 cup of pine nuts toasted (simply put them on a non-stick skillet and brown on high heat)
2 packages of cut mushrooms
1/4 cup olive oil to cook mushrooms
2 T olive oil to mix in with the pasta
Lemon juice from 3 large lemons
Salt and pepper to taste

After the pasta is cooked add all ingredients except the 1/4 cup olive oil and mushrooms. Cook the mushrooms in the olive oil on high heat on the stovetop for about 7 mins. Mix all together.