There has been at least one time in our lives where we have felt defeat, when the wind has been knocked out of our sails, when our momentum has waned, when we just feel like hanging our heads low, not wanting to face anyone or anything!!! Not really sure how two get back into the game, the game of life, your life. But...somehow we always do, we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and get back in the game. Maybe this last year had its challenges for you and those around you, feeling a little helpless and frustrated, losing some control over your own life??
There is so much to be gained during these times, so much wisdom and strength, it has been said that during these times is where we can draw on our strengths. These are the moments we need to dive deep into our own person finding the wisdom and knowledge to carry us through. Feeling every emotion along the way, letting it move through you and out so that you can move forward. Emotions are not to be pushed down, ignored, stored someplace deep inside, because they will eventually resurface at some other point in your life, they have no other place to go?! The feelings that come along with defeat are to be acknowledged, realizing where you are, what has caused them and how are you going to move on from them? Making the necessary changes to grow and move away from defeat into something that makes much more sense for you, more positive and uplifting, allowing you to continue your forward movement through life.
My message here is to grow from defeat, don't let it get the better of you and control your life and your decisions. Most important, is to not allow it to take over and become who you are, it is a moment in your life that you can most certainly work through and come out on the other side, being the winner!!
Crispy Buffalo Chicken
1 lb boneless skinless chicken tenders
½ cup buffalo sauce (homemade or store bought)
1 cup panko bread crumbs (I use Ian’s gluten free panko breadcrumbs)
1 tbsp each dried chives and dried parsley
2 tsp dried dill
1 tsp each garlic powder and onion powder
½ tsp cayenne pepper(you can add more or less depending on your taste)
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
In a bowl toss chicken tenders with 2 tbsp buffalo sace.
In a separate larger bowl, combine panko, chives, parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper, stir to combine.
Dredge the buffalo coated tenders one by one in the panko mixture and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Lightly drizzle olive oil over the top of the chicken tenders.
Bake the tenders for 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through