While at Albertson's I was looking for chicken, picked up some cheap thighs to Shake and Bake. John said we should try Tricia Yearwoods' recipe using Cheezit's. He saw it on the Food Network a month ago. So, he looked it up on his tricorder, and found the recipe. Cheezit's were on sale, yay! The recipe calls for chicken tenders, so I put the cheap thighs back, and picked the tenders. 7 bucks....oh look, there's hand trimmed thin sliced for 4 bucks. I grabbed them. I also noticed a 2 buck whole chicken that was on sale.
Got a block of parmesan on sale for the recipe too.
Back at our Atomic Ranch, I plugged in our vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster, and got out it's Slicer/Shredder attachment. I used the grating disc to grate a cup of Parmesan, and used the shredder disc to crumble the Cheezits. Then I used the slicer disc to shred Brussels sprouts I had, to sauté with bacon.
The cheap chicken was cut into strips, dipped in mayo/dijon/apple cider, then coated with the Cheezits/ Parmesan, and baked.
The meal was fabulous, and with the sodium load of that recipe, we'll be retaining fluids from now until New Year's.
All during dinner I was thinking of that cheap 2 buck whole chicken. It's the perfect size to cook in our vintage Sears rotisserie. We had to go back to Albertson's, and we did. I grabbed that cheap clucker, and headed for the express lane. Our total was about $3.00, so we were not offered stamps for the pots and pans promotion, or the clerk knew we haven't been collecting them, but...the guy behind us noticed that we didn't take stamps, and asked if he could have our stamps...I hate cheap people.