Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Texas Tenders

Today I have the great pleasure of sharing an exciting product with you. I was recently given the opportunity to try out the 30 Meals In One Day cookbooks and software. Add it to your Christmas list, its a WINNER! 30 Meals shares all the information you need to spend one day cooking and end up with 30 amazing meals setting in your freezer waiting to be eaten by your family. Think of all the time you will be saving!! I love the fact these recipes have already been tested (by someone else's family) and they taste amazing even after being frozen. I have tried freezing meals in the past to realize when the first bites taken it didn't freeze well! I'm so glad someone has done the "dirty" work! Even if you aren't interested in freezing meals, the cookbooks themselves will NOT disappoint. It's been a good, long while since I've gotten so excited looking through recipes. Almost all of them sound like something my family would love (that doesn't happen to often!). The set consists of three cookbooks: Lunch is Ready, Dinner is Ready and On the Side. The wonderful Texas Tenders I made were from the Lunch is Ready book. My husband's picky about his chicken and LOVED these tenders. They were extremely quick, easy and had a great flavor. We loved them dipped in ranch dressing. Stay tuned for more great recipes from these cookbooks. I can't wait to try more! At only $12.95 per book these would make great Christmas gifts. Wouldn't you love to give someone the gift of spending more time with their family and less time over the stove? Enjoy :)


TEXAS TENDERS
1 lb chicken tenders
3 cups crisp rice cereal crushed
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 cup canola oil
Combine crushed cereal with garlic salt and chili powder. Dip tenders in oil and roll in cereal mixture. Place on foil lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.

*FREEZING INSTRUCTIONS* Cool completely. Cover and place in freezer until just frozen. Transfer to gallon zipper bag. Thaw and broil or heat in toaster oven.

21 comments:

Tessa said...

These look good! I'm curious...are they gluten free??

Heidi said...

Yes Tessa, these are gluten free (thanks for saying something so I can tag them!)

Charisse and Holly said...

Yum...sounds great. What kid doesn't like chicken tenders! Cheers, Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

Spryte said...

Yum! Can't wait to try them!

Marisa said...

That cookbook sounds amazing! I love the idea of being able to cook for a whole day and then have meals for a month. I'll have to go check it out! These chicken tenders do look so yummy! My kids will love them, I think!

kys said...

I love the idea of this type of cooking. In reality I'm too lazy to do it. Maybe I can get my mom to do it for me?

Rachel said...

I can't wait to look into those cookbooks/software! What a time-saver!!! I've never had real good luck freezing things and serving them at a later date, either, so it's nice to know that these specific recipes have been tried out! (My parents did, however, give us a Foodsaver last Christmas and it's been a blessing in disguise!) I don't know if you've heard, but the cost of meat is supposed to increase significantly in 2010, so I'm planning to stockpile while I can! That foodsaver will get some good use, if I have anything to say about it!!!

As for your tenders, they sound like a perfect weeknight meal! My kids would love them dipped in ranch, as well!

One other random thing! I received an email from that radio station, mentioning that they were starting a new cooking contest. Are you entering????? You definitely should!

Linda said...

My grandsons will love these!
Great post and immensely kid-friendly!!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Brilliant! I would have never thought to use rice krispies!!

teresa said...

oh how yummy, great idea!

Delectable Dining said...

What a great idea! I'll have to look these up! Your tenders look wonderful! That's my son's number one food choice, so these would be a great thing to have on hand!

Lara said...

What a great idea. I've never had much success freezing foods, so it sounds great to have a step by step process of meals that actually work!

Donna-FFW said...

Rice krispies, my kids would love chicken like this!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Would of never thought of using rice krispies. Sounds like a great software and has peaked my interest.

Katy ~ said...

Oh, I do enjoy a quick and easy and DELICIOUS chicken recipe like this. Will have to try this one. YUM

Just a word of caution about this being gluten free. The brand, Rice Krispies, is not gluten-free as they contain malt. You can, however, purchase gluten-free rice krispies. I found this out when I tried making rice krispy treats for our allergic to everything kid, thought I was doing her a favor, and was dismayed to learn about the malt.

Heidi said...

Katy- Thanks for pointing that out about Rice Krispies not being gluten free. You can buy crisp rice cereal that's gluten free... I just assumed the people would need gluten free would already know to read the packages!

Amber said...

so no cooking for 30 days? I think I might go through withdrawl myself but this would be a great gift for my dad..he never has time to cook and as a single working man he could get all his meals done in one day! I'll add it to my xmas list for sure.

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

What a fabulous idea...no cooking for 30 days. I can't wait to try this recipe with the rice krispies. I know my kids will love them. Yummy!

Krista said...

I'll have to check that out! I love the idea of prepping ahead and pulling dinner out of the freezer. Thanks, Heidi!

the ungourmet said...

The cookbook sounds great. I'll have to check it out.

I love the tenders with the cereal. I bet they're crispy and delicious.

Holly said...

That sounds great...my kids will flip. I will have to check out this book/software.
Holly @ 504 Main