Everyday Mom's Meals: Happy Memorial Day

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

 Finally, the holiday weekend has arrived! Three days of freedom (literally, be sure to thank a Vet) to enjoy summer weather, family, fun activities and of course, yummy food! Picnics have always been something my family has enjoyed. When I was little, my parents and I would head out on a warm Sunday afternoon to a location only my dad knew (being a truck driver he always found neat spots) and have a picnic just the 3 of us. Adam and I have continued this tradition w/ Alex and they are always so much fun. In both cases, one of our favorite foods to enjoy is cold fried chicken. Yes, I said cold. Most of us in my family actually enjoy the bird more when it is cold! Dad always used to get a bucket of KFC, mom would throw some potato salad together and off we'd go; and I've been known to do the same. So when I saw this recipe on Cooks.com while trying to discover what those secret 11 herbs and spices are (at home versions are an obsession of mine) I immediately imagined a picnic basket, sunny weather, a picnic table and a lazy afternoon w/ my family--rather it be when I was a little girl, or now when the little girl is a Mommy:) I wish you a very happy, safe and well fed holiday!

Baked Kentucky Fried Chicken

3 c. self rising flour or Bisquick
1 TBS paprika
2 packets Lipton Cup O Soup- Tomato (dry)
2 packets Good Seasonings Italian Dressing Mix (dry)
1 tsp seasoned salt (Lawry's, McCormick's, etc)

Mix all dry coating ingredients well. Shake chicken in dry mixture and place in greased baking dish. Dab melted butter or chicken. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees basting occasionally with water and oil (mixed). This recipe makes about 1 quart of coating; you may prefer to divide the recipe in half.
*NOTE I will probably baste w/ dripping and melted butter, just as I do when I roast a turkey.

Bisquick on FoodistaBisquick

1 comment:

Tricia M said...

Sounds good, let me know how it turns out!