I was feeling like some comfort food on Monday and this is what I came up with. Potato Chip Oven Baked Chicken:
I crushed one medium bag of Kettle Salt and Pepper potato chips into very fine crumbs and added about a tsp of garlic powder and a half tsp of dried sage and mixed that all together. I took 6 chicken thighs and brushed them with milk and rolled them in the potato chip mixture. I placed them in a baking dish and baked them for 55 minutes. There is no need for salt or pepper because there is plenty on the potato chips. They turned out crunchy and yummy!
Then there was the fresh chard from our garden. The same plants we've had since last year! I chopped them up, removing the stems, sauted them in some olive oil for a bit then added 2 tbsp water and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and cooked until wilted. I sprinkled kosher salt to taste as the last step. This was fresh and light. A nice contrast to the chicken.
I also boiled a half pound of bow tie pasta, then melted a tsp of butter and drizzled with olive oil parmesan cheese and a pinch of kosher salt.
While I was getting all of this ready I grabed 1 1/2 lbs of the sandwich bread dough I had made a couple of days before and baked a loaf of whole wheat bread. I think I over warmed the milk and messed up the yeast a bit. The bread didn't raise as expected, but it did come out pretty good. I enjoyed a slice for breakfast the next morning with some of my homemade apple butter. Yum! More soothing comfort food before a long day at work.