Monday, April 04, 2005

The chicken wing saga (aka "wet wet heat").

Last Thursday Scott mentioned to me that he was thinking about making chicken wings for when his folks came over on Saturday to watch the Final Four. Me being sick and me not really caring, I nodded and said "yeah, sure, sounds good". He did some more research on Friday (I believe this entailed typing "crockpot chicken wings" into google). He claims that he looked at many options before going with the selection at the top of the page (it has since been demoted to #2). The winner: "Linda's Crockpot Chicken Wings".

He happened to mention his crockpot and chicken wing intentions to the Domestic Goddess and she was quite alarmed (Picniclighing just sadly shook his head, Jasmine for once had no comment). I understand her concern as I shared it (won't the wings get really moist and fall off the bones? They won't be crispy!). I had already accepted that Scott was going to proceed, no matter what. She made all sorts of terrific suggestions for alternate recipes, but to no avail. He got up early on Saturday morning to venture to the grocery store (this is how I knew it was important) and he made those chicken wings, making sure to point out to me that he added his own "special touch" which was to baste those wings with honey so that the sauce would stick to them.

And while they were certainly not crispy, and they did kind of fall off the bone at bite #2, they were also very tasty. I think that we both agreed that further exploration of chicken wing recipes is merited and that in the mean time, we'll probably just stick with M&M.

7 comments:

  1. excuse my language, but those wings look DAMN ASS good.

    *wipes drool off chin*

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  2. Sounds as though Scott has hit on something fantastic! And...since I was lucky enough to get a crock pot for my birthday, I might be trying something akin to this in the future. Perhaps with beef short ribs though; beef tends to be best when falling off the bone. Next time you come over, feel free to bring these babies with you! I'll make the blue cheese dip and nachos!

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  3. Anonymous9:24 PM

    I don't cook often but when I do, I do it well. My specialties?

    1. omelettes

    2. lasagna

    3. steak on the grill

    4. mashed potatoes

    5. honey garlic wings from the crockpot (new addition)

    Granted, these are not what you would call "part of a healthy diet". Maybe that's why I'm only allowed to make these once in a while.

    Scott

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  4. damn, that pic made me hungry...

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  5. Okay Scotta...we get it! (laughs hard)

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  6. ^ You beat me to it.

    Scott, we get that you can cook. I mean, damn, look at those wings. YUM!

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  7. Lovely combination of flavours here.It was delicious, I love an explosion of flavours.

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