Thursday, September 18, 2008

Parmesan Drumsticks

Now, I don't really like chicken dark meat, but sometimes legs and thighs go on sale, and it's hard to pass up a good deal. I found a really good recipe for Parmesan Drumsticks in my Saving Dinner cookbook (by Leanne Ely of Flylady fame) that the whole family likes.
1 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. paprika
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup butter
1 T. olive oil
12 chicken drumsticks, no skin (I usually leave the skin on as it's too time consuming and tedious to remove)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, oregano, paprika and salt and pepper.
Line shallow baking pan with foil.
In a small frying pan, melt butter and oil together (I do this in the microwave). Dip each drumstick in the butter mixture, then in the cheese mixture, and place on the foil-lined pan.
Bake drumsticks for one hour or until chicken is completely cooked.
The outside comes out nice and crispy while it's moist on the inside.
We usually have mashed potatoes and a veggie with this.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Family Movie Night

This weekend we had a family movie night. Since most of us were either coming down with or getting over a cold, it was a good night to stay in together. The kids watched some episodes of Curious George while we got the "Nacho Bar" ready. Our toppings included taco meat, refried beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, guacamole dip, black olives and sour cream. While we were eating, we watched Bee Movie. Then the kids went to bed and Barry and I watched Cleaner (well, I tried, but kept falling asleep).

Monday, September 8, 2008


Fall is definitely in the air. Highs have been been in the 60's, Jackson started school last week, the trees are beginning to change color. We dug out the long sleeves and sweatshirts. Today, Raina started preschool. Here are their "First Day of School" pictures:
I'm not sure about the look on Jackson's face. I think he just wanted to get going.

After I took Raina's picture, I asked Remy if I could take his picture, and he ran over to the same spot Raina had been standing in. Funny boy.

This picture is on my September calendar--the kids (especially Remy, of course) have changed in the last year!

One more: Do you think he enjoyed the pudding? At least he didn't smear it in his hair.