Happy Birthday Mr. President!

Not only is today Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, but it’s also my little brother’s birthday. When doing some research about Abraham Lincoln’s favorite foods, I discovered that he loved honey! My little brother is a work out guru, and like Abraham Lincoln, thin as a rail (get it?). However, when it comes to his birthday meal, he’s allowed to eat whatever he wants. Here’s what we will have in honor of both, great men’s birthdays!


4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, divided
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. In a shallow bowl, combine
  • bread crumbs and 1 teaspoon of mustard. In another shallow bowl,
  • combine honey and remaining mustard. Dip chicken in honey-mustard
  • mixture, then coat with crumbs.
  • In a nonstick skillet, cook chicken over medium heat in butter for
  • 4-6 minutes on each side or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (prepared with reduced-fat margarine) equals 338 calories, 583 mg sodium, 73 mg cholesterol, 34 gm carbohydrate, 31 gm protein, 9 gm fat, 1 gm fiber. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.


  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Additional melted butter


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Stir in the butter, honey,
  • egg, whole wheat flour, oats, salt and 1 cup of all-purpose flour;
  • beat until smooth. Add enough remaining all-purpose flour to form a
  • soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead dough until smooth and elastic,
  • about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease
  • top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Shape into 15 rolls. Place in a greased 13-in. x
  • 9-in. baking pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45
  • minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with butter.  Yield: 15 rolls.
    Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 149 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 194 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.
Happy Birthday Brother!

Happy Birthday Brother!

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