Monday, January 17, 2011

Adventures in cooking....

Confession. This week is the first time EVER that I have used the broiler function on the oven. I didn't exactly know what the heck that meant, or what you used it for. Thankfully I figured it out after using two recipes that called for it, and I worked up the courage to flip that button.

My first attempt was with a chicken wing recipe. I am a BIG fan of chicken wings. Love them. I have been know to pretty much inhale them at Hooters, and if noone is watching I seriously attempt to lick off the sauce on the plate. I have never made wings before either, but I saw some for a steal at the grocery store so figured I wasn't out of a lot if I totally screwed them up. Now normally I like hot wings, but as my kids can't handle the heat, I made a sweet wing sauce that I found online from $5 dinner's blog.

Here's what you need to do if you want to copy.
3- 3 1/2 lb wings
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white vinegar
3/4 cup ketchup
3/4 cup pineapple juice
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp honey

Put the wings in the oven and broil them for ten minutes on each side, while that is cooking bring the other ingredients to boil on your stove, I put them all in my large dutch oven, and once the chicken was done I dumped them in the dutch oven and let it simmer for about 10 more min. Then I put the chicken back in a pan under the broiler for 5 min, to really seal in the marinade.

The verdict- my kids loved them! Emily especially was a wing fan!

My next broiler adventure is a easy peasy one. You know Pioneer Woman never lets me down. My question is though, how is she not 400lbs? I made THE BREAD. All you do is take a loaf of french bread, cut it in half, and take a stick of butter thats gotten soft, and smear it all over the bread. Ree uses 1 stick on each half, but that seemed a bit cra-cray even for me, so I used one stick total... You then stick it in a over on 350 for 10 min, and then crank on the broiler so it browns up. Search for THE BREAD on her website for pictures.... We had the bread with spaghetti tonight, and my oh changing....


1 comment:

Jamie said...

I have also been wondering how she is not huge, too?! She BETTER be eating this stuff! HA HA!