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Farmers Market

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This morning I took a trip to our local farmers market. It was my first time. I parked the car and walked up. I was a little overwhelmed. In my mind I was looking at each vegetable and fruit just imagining different recipe.

All of the beautiful color and textures. I could not help but to take a few photos of the produce to share.

Oh, I only left with an avocado and some black plums. Next time I go I will be more adventurous.

Quick Orange Chicken

This was a very quick and easy way to make orange chicken.  So tasty that my husband second guessed me when I said I made it…lol

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  • Chicken breasts
  • A few drops of hot sauce
  • Flour ( I prefer self rising )
  • Oil for frying
  • Seasoning
  • Sauce ( I used a mandarin orange ginger vinaigrette salad dressing that I found to be quite tasty along with a sweet and spicy sauce but I am sure you can use any sauce you would like depending on the taste you are looking for ).

**I do not measure often… I am a cook to taste kind of gal**

I cleaned and cut 3 large chicken breasts into approx. 1in. cubes and placed them in a plastic bag along with a little flour and a few drops of hot sauce to make a pasty coating (add a drop or two of water if necessary).  Let sit for about 5 minutes.

Heat oil for frying. Use enough oil to cover about 1/2 in a large frying pan.  Place flour (approx. 1 1/2 cups) and seasonings in container. Remove chicken from plastic bag and place in the flour mixture. Coat chicken evenly.   Place chicken in frying pan and fry until golden brown and then turn over and repeat on other side.  Meat temperature should reach 170 degrees. Remove chicken and place on paper towels to drain the grease.

In a new frying pan add preferred sauce. Heat till it bubbles and thickens slightly, then add meat. Toss to coat evenly. Serve and enjoy.

~Tricia