Panko, and Almonds, and Raspberries, Oh My!

And blackberries, roasted grape tomatoes, roasted peppers, cucumbers… Lots of crunch!

The chicken was really tasty!  I mixed a bit of mayonnaise with dijon and hot and sweet mustard, chopped mint, and some salt and pepper.  I then coated the chicken with it and dredged it in a mixture of panko breadcrumbs and crushed almonds.  I lightly browned it in a skillet, then put it in the oven to finish.  The mint really worked in it – about 6 leaves all chopped up was just enough to add a “hmmmmm” to the chicken.

The dressing looks really rich, but I did it in a blender…

About 6 oz of raspberries and a handful of blackberries pureed with 3 tablespoons of white wine vinegar and then maybe a quarter-cup of olive oil drizzled in.  Salt and pepper.

I pretty much had to make a salad after last night’s dinner…


A porterhouse steak so big I had to put the veggies on a separate plate!  And cheese-fries.

I think I’ve had more steaks in the past two weeks than I have in the past two years.  I do love that charcoal grill…..  But it is time to start eating more salads and less cheese-fries…

I think.