Archive for December, 2010
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I finally got to eat at Nadines Bar and Restaurant in the Southside. I pass by it on my way home from work everyday. I keep telling myself, “Self, you need to go there and eat one of these days.” It especially peaked my interest when I found out Diners, Drive In’s and Dives filmed there.
From the outside it looks like a small dive bar. Guess what? From the inside it’s a small dive bar and I love it.
Passing by many days there is an older man in one of those power chairs, sometimes it’s just the chair. Sometimes the chair is covered with a small tarp or umbrella. Sometimes it’s in the snow. Most days you can count on it being there. When I go by and it’s not there I wonder about the strange man who occupies it. Where might he be? If I don’t see him for days I hope he is okay. I don’t even know him, never met him and have no idea what his name is. My trip to eat there the chair was outside and he was perched on a stool at the bar, eating food.
It seems like that kind of place. Where regulars go. They probably go to talk to the same people. Watch the same stuff on tv. Drink the same drinks. I bet you can count on them being there. I bet they consider each other friends if not family in a way.
When I walked in i wasn’t sure where to sit. There is a bar going much of the length of the building with stools around it. The outer walls had tables with 2-4 chairs. I sat at a table in the corner and my sister asked for menu’s. The man running the bar was incredibly nice and went over all the specials. We decided on the roast beef special. In the episode of Diners, Drive In’s and Dives it states the specials are $4.50 with tax and drink. They are currently $6.35 with tax and drink which to me is still a steal. 10 mintues after ordering he set the plate in front of me.
It looks just like the plate Guy ate. The smell made me even hungrier.
The meat was so juicy and tender it melted in your mouth. I have had some great home cooking but this tops my list of roast beef. The mashed potatoes had some skin in it and were lumpy. If your me thats a treat!
It was so good I cleaned my plate.
I will be sure to go back and try some of their other specials and menu items. I bet they make a great breakfast.
If your looking for good home cookin and some all around nice people a visit to Nadines is a must!
Make your own chicken nuggets. You can cut them up to any size to suit your eaters, but adjust cooking time accordingly. You can also use this breading to cook whole breasts but you probably would only need half the breadcrumb mixture.
I purchased an entire can of Emeril’s Seasoning and have found myself using it in many of my dishes. The brown sugar gives it a slightly sweet taste but not too much.
3/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Emeril's Original Essence Seasoning
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 pds boneless/skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
3 tbsp melted butter
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
On a plate mix breadcrumbs, seasoning and brown sugar.
In a seperate bowl, beat egg.
Dip each nugget of chicken into the egg. Coat with breadcrumb mixture. Repeat with all chicken peices and place in baking pan.
Pour melted butter over top.
Bake in oven for about 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside.