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Where We Are At...

I just returned a week ago from helping my son move to Texas, a little worried about being gone so long from my other responsibilities at home. On a walk I was taking my second day there, I realized this was exactly where I was supposed to be, for however long it would be. Allowing my time there and experiences be my only responsibility and inspiration. To be present with exactly where I was at and what I was doing. Taking in my new surroundings, my sons new home, for him, a season of change. Good change, new job, new home, new state, something so different from what he is used to, embracing every bit of it!

Arriving with certain expectations, and being met with something completely different. This date this time of year he expected to be moving, making a commitment to this new job opportunity. The driving was easy, the weather was cold, winter as it is in Southern Arizona, New Mexico and then on into Texas. So many changes where we WERE at, and where he landed, Boerne Texas. We saw dry rolling hills, bare trees, grey skies, sunshine that was difficult to feel in the cold temperatures. Texas this time of year wasn't so pretty, but then again not too many places are once winter gets a hold of it. I have a girlfriend who is living in Idaho and as beautiful as the snow is, it is March and she is over it! So many of us are anticipating the change, winter to spring, a glimpse of the sun, warmer temperatures, leaves on he trees, flowers, gardens to start tending, CHANGE!!!

My almost two weeks in Texas allowed me to see and breath in all that surrounded me, the land, the weather, the people, the lifestyle...We learned that things move a bit slower in Texas, or at least in Boerne. We went from cold and wind the first few days, to sunshine and mid 70s while enjoying the Rodeo, then the weather crept up to the 80s, all in 12 days time. A home that wasn't quite ready to move into, a job opportunity that completely changed (for the better possibly??), new address, new drivers license, new state car registration. Many conversations on our morning walks together, and many emotions being felt and shared. Maybe I didn't get to move him in, but I was definitely able to give some emotional support while he was digesting the changes going on around him. All the while knowing that he was exactly where he was supposed to be, and him embracing where he is at!!

Chicken Nuggets

1 lb boneless skinlees chicken breasts

2 eggs

1 cup bread crumbs, of choice (I used Ians gluten free breadcrumbs or panko gluten free)

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

salt and pepper to taste

pinch of cayenne, optional


Cut the chicken breasts into cubes.

In a bowl whisk the two eggs.

In another bowl combine the breadcrumbs and seasonings, stir to combine.

Place each chicken cube first in the bowl with the egg, then dredge through the breadcrumb mixture.

Place in an air fryer and cook for...each one is different. Mine only takes about 10-12 minutes, check them to be sure they don't burn on the outside. Or oven on 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

They crisp up better in the air fryer.

**Note: Do not use a breadcrumb made from vegetable like cauliflower, they will burn!!! Yes, I found this out the hard way!!

Honey Sriracha Dipping Sauce

1/4 cup honey

2 tbsp tamari

1-3 tsp sriracha

1 tbsp fresh minced ginger

1 tsp cornstarch

place all ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth

Chicken Nuggets

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