Inspire Flyer 1:1
"No, but I have cornflakes"
Thinking outside the [cereal] box.
I made a yummy-yum-yummy fried ice cream cake last week, which called for cornflakes. This frozen dessert was a big hit with my husband, but left me with half a box of cornflakes that were doomed to get stale.
Fast-forward 3 days + a trip to the grocery store.
My endearing husband loves this chicken recipe (see below), and I had the intention of fixing it this week. With careful planning, I added "bread crumbs" to the grocery list, and sent him out the door with a kiss. When the day came to make the chicken dinner, I could find no bread crumbs in the pantry. With a shouted question through the kitchen, Hubs-Extraordinaire replied with an apologetic look in his eyes.
So there we had it...forgotten bread crumbs.
In that moment, I channeled my ancestral women-folk, and they said to me, "cornflakes."
(Imagine the voice of Orson Welles saying, "Rosebud").
The cornflakes were a slam dunk alternative to the bread crumbs; Hubs-Extraordinaire said he even preferred the cornflakes--had a crispier coating. Below you'll find 3 recipes that I've used in the past, all which call for cornflakes.
Hope you've been inspired to try one!
Oh, before you go: If it has never occurred to you to use a Ziploc bag to flour stuff, consider your life simplified exponentially! Just throw the flour in a bag, add your messy chicken, and shake with the comfort of knowing the mess is contained.