I’m cheating with the chicken fries here… these are the Tyson brand of frozen chicken sticks. So not organic, not free range, or any of the things I usually insist upon. I could – and sometimes do – easily make these at home but Chef brought them home one day and they have been a special treat ever since. They’re kind of a special treat for me, too since they cook in about minute in the microwave.
Since they’re on my ‘naughty’ list, I sent them with organic ketchup, matchstick-cut organic carrots, and organic cantelope (locally sourced) cut into little gingerbread men shapes using my Pop Chef cutter. A little naughty and a lot of nice makes for a better balance in my mind.
A little trick with the cantelope… sprinkle with a hint of cinnamon sugar if it’s not super-sweet. You know how sometimes you get anxious and cut that thing open before it’s reached its full sweetness potential? Cinnamon sugar does the trick.