I don’t know about you ladies, but most of my dinner meals typical start with me tidying up the kitchen. The sink and counters are the central space for getting meals cooked and I like them to be clear before I start cooking.
If dinner is not pre-cooked during our meal prep on Sunday, I usually start cooking around noon. By this time, the sink has a few dishes in it from breakfast.
I load the dishwasher safe stuff and hand wash the others.
Once the dishes are washed I quickly wipe the counters and get started on dinner. Getting my dishes and counters clean is way easier now that I’ve stocked up on Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloths.
They have tiny scrubbing dots on one side that makes srubbbing tough stains easier. The scrubbing dots are tough enough to remove food, but do not scratch surfaces like my chrome faucet. The other side of the dish cloth is soft and perfect for washing easy dishes and counters.
Before I begin cooking, I set up both sinks filled 1/3 the way with hot soapy water. One side is for wiping surfaces and the other for soaking dishes. As I prep, I can wipe the counters or place dishes in the hot water to soak. I hope y’all are taking notes because managing a kitchen all day every day can become stressful without a strategy. I let dishes soak while I’m getting the food going to make them easier to clean after cooking.
To make my Crispy Southern Fried Chicken Tenders and a Honey Lime dipping sauce you’ll need the following ingredients.
Crispy Southern Fried Chicken Tenders
- Chicken Breast (cut into strips)
- 1 c. of flour
- 1/2 c. of breadcrumb
- 1 tsp. of salt, pepper & garlic powder
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbls. of water.
1. Season the chicken breast with 1/2 tsp. of salt, pepper & garlic powder. In a medium bowl, mix flour, breadcrumb and remaining salt, pepper & garlic powder in a small bowl.
2. In a small bowl, mix the eggs, water and add salt & pepper for taste. (seasoning optional)
3. Dip the chicken into the egg wash and then into the flour. Coat each chicken strip completely with flour and set aside.
Honey Lime Dipping Sauce
- 2 tbsp. of honey
- 1/2 tspn lime juice
- 1/2 tspn of mustard
- 1/2 tspn of soy sauce
Each of my chicken strips cook up super tender and the crispy coating just soaks up the dipping sauce. If you’ve been feeling a little uninspired by your kitchen, add a pop of color with the new Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloths with dual sided cleaning capabilities. They are available at Kroger on the cleaning aisle and are sold as 2-packs for $5.49 or single packs for $2.99. They come in the colors navy, tan, gray and mint plus, with this coupon you can save $1 off when you by two packs.
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