Isabella went to the dentist yesterday and was a very brave young lady. I was impressed. Made me proud.
Whenever you take a kid to the dentist and all is fine (no cavities or other challenges), your kid deserves a treat. In our house at least.
So Isabella, said: " If I would not be on a gluten free diet, I would want McDonald's Chicken McNuggets as a treat today." Huh. Brave AND modest. That can be done I told her, gluten free and all. No worries, just wait until supper.
Personally I do eat at McD's once in a while and prior to Isabella going GF, she came along and ate Chicken....well, it's not really Chicken what they give you in those Nuggets....read this (or not, if you love Chicken McNuggets):
The Chicken McNugget is a small piece of minced chicken breast and mechanically separated meat held together with phosphate salts and some chicken skin. The pieces are then coated with batter, lightly fried to set the batter, individually quick frozen, packaged, and sent to stores. At the McDonald's stores, the McNuggets are deep-fried and sold.
The 2004 documentary Super Size Me states that the McDonald's Chicken McNuggets, originally made from old chickens no longer able to lay eggs, are now made from chickens with unusually large breasts. These chickens are stripped down to the bone, and then "ground up" into a chicken mash then combined with a variety of stabilizers and preservatives, pressed into familiar shapes, breaded and deep fried, freeze dried, and then shipped to a McDonald's near you."
Super Size Me also alleged that they included chemicals such as tertiary butylhydroquinone (a phenolic antioxidant), polydimethylsiloxane (an anti-foaming agent), and other ingredients not used by a typical home cook.
As of 2007, these two ingredients were still listed as possible ingredients of the vegetable oil that is used to fry McNuggets. In a 2002 lawsuit against McDonald's, the judge claimed Chicken McNuggets are a "McFrankenstein" creation of various elements not used by the home cook.
Anyway. Back to my version of those Nuggets. I prefer dark meat. Always have. So I cut chicken thighs into smaller pieces, used some of GF PATISSERIE'S gluten free flour mix, as well as tehir fantastic gluten free bread crumbs to batter the pieces. Deep fry on medium heat until golden brown, serve with your kid's favorite dipping sauce and that's it. So easy to make your children happy.
Isabella's favorite sauces always were BBQ and Plum. OK. So I had to run up and down those stupid aisles at Superstore to find Plum sauce. Anything for a brave and happy daughter.