Today is my husband’s birthday and I asked what he wanted for dinner. To my total surprise, he answered wings. It’s to my surprise, because although he will eat them if we get them as an appetizer, he has never expressed a love for wings. This is mostly because he doesn’t like to eat with his hands, unless it’s a sandwich. He uses a knife … Continue reading Spicy BBQ Sauce for Whatever –Chicken, ribs, burgers, dogs….
We grill all the time, all year, all kinds of weather, all kinds of food, but there is something special to the first bbq of the season. So, how did we get there? I had to go to my office this morning, and realized that it was almost noon and I hadn’t defrosted anything for dinner, so I went to Giant and wandered the store … Continue reading The First BBQ of Summer – Fall off the bone bbq ribs, slaw & corn on the cob
Today I made really crispy chicken wings, roasted in the oven, rather than fried. These are great by themselves, or can be used as a base for hot wings, sweet wings, BBQ wings, etc. And, they are soooo easy. Take a package of chicken wings, and cut the wings into segments. Keep the tips for the next time you make soup or broth, by putting … Continue reading Crispy Chicken Wings with Spicy Pomegranate Drizzle
After all of the Thanksgiving feasting, lobster mac & cheese, and dim sum, I still had more cooking to do. I made “leftovers” turkey tetrazzini today – using up the leftover turkey, gravy, broccolini and adding additional veggies, just to make it a little more nutritious. Lunch for the guys for the week. And yet, even with all the food, we still needed dinner tonight. … Continue reading Just a little bit of heaven
I’ve already included a Spatchcocked Turkey Recipe in this blog, but today I’m including a 2nd version. It was wonderfully flavorful, tender and easy to make. I modified some professional chef’s recipes to make this meal successful. Only one disappointment, and it was good, just not up to standards of all the other foods, the brussels sprouts. My goal, when serving a dinner, whether it’s … Continue reading Our Thanksgiving Repast 2016 (Dinner for 6 with leftovers)
This week has been pretty frustrating in our house. Problem #1: Mike’s new employer “forgot” to pay him on Friday. That got straightened out over the weekend, but not after some tense moments on Friday. Problem #2: Our lawn mower, just 4 months old, died. We took it in to be serviced by Sears, and after 2 weeks had heard nothing. My husband called on … Continue reading Boo-cheese Dressing