Wow ! I haven't posted anything here for a very long time. I guess that's what happens when you have 6 children & run 2 businesses. It's been crazy at our house.
However, last week we started a new way to organize our dinners. Our girls are getting old enough to make a lot of meals themselves now, which has been very helpful for me since I have been increasingly getting busier with my photography & sewing businesses.
I decided that Kent & I will do dinner one night (which usually is a harder dish to make) & then each of the kids choose a night of the week & they also get to choose what are going to eat. Of course, this means they get to make the meal (usually with help from mom ;). This is not only helpful because I don't have to make every meal, but also we are eating better meals & our children are learning to make more meals. I am not good with teaching my children in the kitchen, because of my OCD it drives me crazy (we've tried that & it didn't work-all it did was drive me crazy). With this new plan the younger children get to choose simpler dishes & the older ones have to choose something a little more difficult (our girls are ages 18, 16, 14, & 12 & our boys are 10 & 8).
So on to the fun stuff, for dinner tonight our Miss C (our 16 yo.) with a little help from mom, made Chicken Fried Chicken, garlic bread (from scratch) & corn on the cob. The chicken turned out amazing. The chicken was a recipe we have never tried before. We used this recipe from My Name is Snickerdoodle! I also made the gravy from that recipe. It was very clumpy, but I strained the clumps out & then added flour at the end to thicken it up and it worked great. The only thing I would change is adding more seasoning. I added salt & pepper, but it needed more. Otherwise, it was a great meal!
I forgot to take a picture of the gravy, but it was yummy!