Just wanted to do a post about something Colton said today because it is one of those things I want to remember. He and Cooper were talking about how Colton wanted to be a video game designer when he grew up. Cooper kind of gave him a weird look and then Colton said, "The reason I want to be a video game designer is so I can watch my artwork come to life." I thought that sounded so smart, mature and reasonable to me. He is growing up too fast!!
He still loves to pause whatever show he is watching or video game he is playing to draw it. I love this! He pays such close attention to the details and does such a great job. Here is a quick little drawing he made of a scene from the Cut the Rope game he has on his iTouch.
In case you haven't seen this game, here is a similar scene from it. I have to admit it is kindof addicting.
Time: 15 minute prep + 45 minutes baking
Yield: 7 servings
Recipe from adapted from What's Cookin' Chicago via Pinterest
4 large chicken breasts
2 sleeves Ritz crackers
1/4 t salt
1/8 t pepper
1/2 C milk
3 C cheddar cheese, grated
1 t dried parsley
1 14 ounce can cream of chicken soup
2 T sour cream
2 T butter
1. Cut each chicken breast into 3 large chunks.
2. In a small food processor grind up the ritz crackers. (Cooper just crunched them up by hand)
3. Pour the milk, cheese and cracker crumbs into 3 separate small pans. Toss the 1/4 t salt and 1/8 t pepper into the cracker crumbs and stir the mixture around to combine.
4. Dip each piece of chicken into the milk then the cheese and finally the cracker crumbs.
5. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and lay the chicken inside the pan.
6. Sprinkle the dried parsley over the chicken.
7. Cover the pan with tin foil and bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove the tin foil, bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the edges of the chicken are golden brown and crispy.
8. Into a medium sized sauce pan combine the cream of chicken soup, sour cream and butter with a whisk. Stir it over medium high heat until the sauce is nice and hot. Serve over the chicken.
Cooper was so proud to serve it to Daddy! It was delicious!! Definitely something I plan to make again!
The other thing that Coops always helps me make is mashed potatoes. (No special recipe just lots of butter, some milk, salt and pepper) He loves them and begs to have them nearly every night. =) They went great with the chicken.
Here he is making them...