Overall these were given a thumbs up. I did make one mistake and dumped a bunch more flour in my bowl and forgot to re-season. They came out tasting a little like they needed more salt. My fault! The bummer is the kids didn’t care for them and I could barely get them to eat them after stripping off the thick and crunchy breading. The whole reason to make these were to substitute Chick Fil A and every other kids meal. I think I’m going to fish for another recipe :(. I do have to say they were juicy and *I* enjoyed them just as much as any restaurant.
Hot Artichoke Dip (in cookbook)
I think this came out really well for what it was. It was yummy with tortilla chips. It was a tad sour for my taste. I think I missed some spinach a la Spinach and Artichoke Dip. I’m just not a huge artichoke fan. Scott seemed to really like it and he likes artichokes so who am I to judge or even make this?
Penne a la Betsy (in cookbook)
I substituted chicken for the shrimp just because I knew Lexi wouldn’t touch it with a ten-foot pole. Turns out she barely touched the chicken anyway. But both kids really liked the taste. Actually Lexi’s comment was the garlic bread was better than the noodles but both of them were better than her Gatorade. So there you go. If you’ve made the tomato soup, this tastes just like it but with noodles. I personally could have used a lot more spice. My family is so spice-sensitive though it’s hard to play around with that.
I feel like I’m being harsh this week. There was nothing that had anyone jumping up and down but they weren’t bad by any means. I think with a few tweaks, these could go into regular rotation.