Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer time sit down dinners

We sit down for dinner every night. Generally I cook a hot lunch and we eat bread and cheese for dinner. But in the summer time it's too hot to cook during the day. I am now making a nice dinner, and just eating cereal or bread for lunch. Tonight I think I'll cook chicken. My kids really love chicken! REALLY LOVE IT!!! After dinner we tell a story about someone in the family. Each of us has a day, tonight is a story about Nicole. Then we will read the Bible to the kids before bed. We are trying to establish a good routine. Our kids do better with a routine. So I'm off to the store to buy chicken and butter milk. I start the marinade this morning. I am also teaching my kids to cook. So each one will know how to cook fried chicken. This isn't something we eat all the's a once every 6 month kind of dinner. What sort of things do you do to establish culture in your home? I want my kids to feel like they really belong to a strong family. Home is so much more then just where you live. Home has routines, rituals, tastes, and sounds. And these things are taught so you know them, and you actually take these skills with you when you grow up.

3 1/2 pound chicken, cut in 8 pieces
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 tsp ground dried herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage)
2 cups buttermilk

for the seasoned flour:
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder

2 1/2 quarts peanut oil for frying


Shelley said...

What a good plan

Heather BT said...

Every night we ask about good and bad parts of people's days. Acer is the main reminder if I forget, He'll even start it off himself some nights, he really seems to love it.
We have a children's Bible book that takes us in story form through the Bible every year. We read that, then the kids say their prayers. We have them say; a prayer, the 23rd psalm, their blessings on people, and they are learning another psalm bit by bit. As they learn it, it will replace the 23rd psalm, as it replaced the Lord's prayer, and they will start to learn another.