Monday, July 9, 2012

Coconut Lime Chicken Strips & Swimming

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a good weekend. What did you do? I had a great weekend filled with friends, Kaylin’s first swim lesson & a baby shower. I also donated blood!! I will dive into the baby shower (and food) in another post. This post is going to focus on coconut lime chicken strips and Kay’s first swim lesson.

Its secret recipe club time again!! As a part of the club, each month you’re assigned another Secret Recipe Club blogger to make a recipe from. If you want to join, click here to sign up.

This month, I was assigned Lisa from Parsley, Sage & Sweet. Lisa is a HUGE baseball fan and used to blog about it. Now, she's all about the food. Lisa cooks and bakes everything from scratch (which is awesome).  I found her take on Edesia’s Coconut Lime Chicken Strips and knew I had to make them. I followed her recipe almost exactly. I subbed regular coconut (for the desiccated coconut) and almond milk (in place of the coconut milk). Although my pictures aren’t very pretty…the result was delicious! Pre-bake:

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and post! With purple potatoes, Brussels sprouts & jalapenos:

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Thanks for the great recipe Lisa!!

Ok, onto the swimming! Kaylin had her first swim lesson this weekend with Amy’s Ryan.

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Both of them did awesome! Kaylin adores the water:

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I will posting a little more regularly in the upcoming weeks. I’m going to share a pasta salad recipe and I have a couple of giveaways.

Do you love the water?? I was a total fish as a kid and still enjoy floating around.

46 comments:

MegLIBTF said...

How cute that little Kay is doing swimming lessons! I took them as a kid, but I'm still not a strong swimmer. I like to float around though!

MegLIBTF said...

How cute that little Kay is taking swimming lessons! I took lessons as a kid, but I'm not um, a very graceful swimmer. I do enjoy being in the water/ocean though.

Autumn said...

Your chicken strips look awesome! And Kaylin is adorable as always!

Heather said...

Love the water!
And I love all the dads in the pool! Awesome.

vanillasugarblog said...

oh my gosh
that bathing suit!
is that not the cutest ever?
so stinking CUTE
yes, I love the water too. and thankfully we have a pool, so that's where I'm at all weekend, all summer

Averie Cooks said...

Kay is just the CUTEST!!

Kerr said...

The kiddos are precious!

Jaida Reed said...

She is just too cute!! And those chicken strips look way too good!

itzyskitchen said...

Thank you ;) Gap has the cutest baby clothes!!

itzyskitchen said...

Thank you Averie :) You're the sweetest!

Beth Velatini said...

Love that baby K loves the water - teaching your kids to swim is one of the best gifts you can give them! She's getting so big!! I am an okay swimmer in a pool - in an open body of water? Not so much!

Beth Hills Velatini said...

Love that baby K loves the water - teaching your kids to swim is one of the best gifts you can give them! She's getting so big!! I am an okay swimmer in a pool - in an open body of water? Not so much!

Val said...

YUM.....Yum....Yum. I need these in my life.

Lisa said...

I'm so glad you loved the chicken strips..they're a forever favorite here :) Your little gal is just precious! So cute that she had her first swim!

auntie j! said...

go kay go! i'm kind of shocked they don't make the kiddies where like swimmies or something?? is she in guppies?! haha i just love the name of that (that's what it was called when i was a wee one). i'm not a huge swimmer i have to be honest - i like pools, HATE the bay and pretty much never go in at our summer home but i do love the ocean

i'm excited to hear about this bridal shower! i'm going to one in two weekends - i have to admit i do love a good bridal shower...it's just so girly!

anddddd recipe bookmarked!
xoxo

thepajamachef.com said...

looks like a great SRC pick!

Chaya said...

Chicken looks delicious. Little one looks adorable.

Janetha said...

GAH! I love herrrr! So cute!!!

Lisa~~ said...

Lisa always has great looking recipes and you picked a good one.


If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC entry Double Chocolate Mousse Cake
Lisa~~Cook Lisa Cook

Tiffany said...

Holy moly! She is SO FREAKING PRECIOUS, hon!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

i love the idea of coconut and lime chicken strips. I know my sons would love them- well grant at least and connor would wish he could eta them1 He loves to eat already! love the swimming pics! How fun

Jenn (eating bender) said...

Hurray for the club - those coconut chicken strips look amazing! And seriously, Kay is the sweetest. She is a natural in the pool and looks so adorable in her swimsuit! I was on the swim team as a kid. :) Excited to hear more from you in the coming weeks!

Veronica Miller said...

The chicken strips sound really good! Love the picture of your little girl in her swimsuit-so cute! I've loved water all my life and swim every chance I get. It is a great low-impact whole body exercise.

Claire said...

Wow, these look really good! Looks like you got a little fish on your hands....too cute!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing.com said...

It's so great that you're getting her in the water already! I think swimming is such an important life skill, especially somewhere like SC! She'll be a little fish in no time :).

Bianca Garcia said...

I think the picture of the finished plate is pretty! I like chicken stripes of any kind though so I'm a little biased :)

erica @ fashion meets food said...

Oh my gosh I need to make these chicken strips ASAP! I cannot believe how big your little one is getting. xo

Stephanie @cookinfanatic.com said...

Those chicken strips sound so good, what a fab idea!! And omgoodness just love Lil Kay in her swimsuit just playin around! I loved the water as a kid and not much has changed :)

Heather Englund said...

Oh what a doll!! I'm already thinking about when Hunter will go swimming for the first time. She looks like she loves it!

NewWeighofLife said...

Aww how adorable!! I love the water!

Faith said...

Oh wow, is that adorable! Kay looks like she's having so much fun! Yup, I was a total fish in the water as a kid too. :)
The chicken strips sound delicious -- love the flavorful coating!

Maria said...

We took Caleb swimming for the first time too! He loved it!

itzyskitchen said...

Thanks girl! What is your blog url??

itzyskitchen said...

I much prefer the pool to open water too!!

itzyskitchen said...

Swimming is such fabulous, low impact exercise!!

itzyskitchen said...

Thanks girl!

itzyskitchen said...

So true! Swimming is SUCH an important skill!

itzyskitchen said...

Chicken strips totally rock!

Paige said...

Yum! This just made my stomach growl :)
Love Kaylin's smile :D

wearenotmartha said...

Those chicken strips look SOO good!!


I loved swimming when I was a kid, though I was always scared (I was scared of everything). I've never been a great swimmer, but I love doing it!


Sues

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Margaret said...

This looks yummy!!!

Aggie said...

Oh look at her!! She's getting so big, totally adorable in the pool!

I am a fish. I love swimming and being in the water!! I think it's so great you are getting her started so early.

That chicken looks awesome! My kids haven't really gotten into coconut yet, this might be a good way to introduce them to it. Your pic is great!

Glad to see you posting regularly again :)

Jude Crowe said...

Oh this looks devilishly scrumptious. I love scenes in movies where there are lawn chairs with bikini clad women that are holding margaritas, with the sun eclipsed by beach umbrellas and the kids leaning on pool glass fencing in Perth. Those are great.

Michelle Helena Cabrera said...

Swimming babies are so adorable. They remind me so much of time I taught my little niece to swim. She was just two years old back then, but I already left her in the water after two and a half weeks of lessons. Good thing I could see her through the quality glass pool fencing from Perth so I could guard her. Wow, she was actually a fast-learner.

David Huffman said...

That baby is really cute! The chicken looks like everybody will be asking for it over and over again. I liked the way you did the plating for the chicken - much like the professional catering services I've seen at long island country clubs.