Stay at home Tuesday

My babygirl is sick so today is a daddy day at home. 

While browsing around the net, it was sad to see that one of my former law professors has passed away.  Professor Craig Callen was without a doubt one of the most intelligent individuals I have encountered.  He taught Civil Procedure I & II, Evidence and Evidence Seminar while I attended Mississippi College School of Law.  I completed my writing requirement under his supervision and vividly remember having to defend a proposed revision to the hearsay rule as a final project in his Evidence Seminar.  Those familiar with Professor Callen will understand how difficult that was as he was a nationally recognized expert on evidence in general and the hearsay rule in particular.  His classes were always interesting for many reasons and not the least of which was his uncanny ability to root out the unprepared.  Answer a question correctly and he moved along.  Get it wrong and you might just end up the focus of the entire hour.  On one particular occasion, a student (now a lawyer that shall remaim nameless) was called to respond.  He sat motionless for a few moments and then grabbed his hair with both hands doing his best Chris Farley immitation.  The entire class fell out laughing.  Rest in peace Professor, you will me missed.

After reading about Professor Callen, it was time to move on to happier pursuits……Cooking.  After visiting a few sites, I ran across a recipe that sounds too good not to try.  Oven fried quail

Here is the baste.

1/2 cup of mayo
2 tbsp of dijon mustard
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Mix the baste thoroughly and then lightly “brush” it on the quail.

For the batter:

1 cup of multi-grain cracker crumbs
1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese

Then lightly roll the meat in the mixture of cracker crumbs and cheese.  Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.


About randywallace
I am a husband, father, attorney, outdoorsman and cook.

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