Honey, spicy, bbq chicken wings.
2 dozen chicken wings( I halved the recipe for the two of us)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 cup barbecue sauce preferably hickory smoke flavor
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons hot sauce( I used Tabasco but use what you like)
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Preheat the oven to 375 degree's
Wash and dry the wings, season with the salt, garlic powder, pepper, cayenne, sugar and paprika.
Spray a cookie sheet with the cooking spray.
Place the wings in a single layer on the cookie sheet and place in the oven.
Bake for 35-40 minutes depending on size and turning once.
While the wings are baking make the sauce and slowly simmer the sauce ingredients over the lowest heat.
When the wing are done baking , sauce them well and put back into the oven for another five minutes or so until the sauce is bubbling on the wings.
(What we did was put them under the broiler instead of the oven as we like a little crisp at the edges.) Either way works.
This is a good and simple recipe. I like doing something like this better than just tossing on some Franks hot wing sauce. I used frozen party wings and they were big and plump. We wound up not making the sweet potato fries as we had lots of veggies with the blue cheese dunk and twelve party wings for just the two of us.
So we filled ourselves with game fare and we won the game, so a good experience. However the game was a little ugly in the first half as Washington State held us and our defense got worn down as they always had the ball. But the end result is what is important. So we are 7-1 now. Too bad we played LSU for our very first game and lost. Not a good choice. We feel Stanford is going to be our strongest opponent.
A gray Sunday today but very warm. My sis in law called and wanted to know if I wanted to get out of the house for a bit. Hubby was working so I said yes that sounds good. So we went to Bi-Mart as she wanted to pick up a few things. So I threw a few things in the cart also that were a good buy. We made another stop and then back. I was overdressed with a long sleeve tee and lightweight hoodie. As I said it is humid out, feels like spring. I actually left the back door open for a while this afternoon.
I read that is not the case on the east coast. Snow and lots of snow already just in time for Halloween. Something is wrong with this picture. Poor folks I wonder what fury will be unleashed there later in the winter season.
I am making chicken noodle soup with the yummy cheesy biscuits this evening. A simple chicken soup. I have the boneless chicken thighs simmering away now. I will then chop the meat into small pieces. Strain the broth and set aside both.
I then will put a little olive oil into the pot and saute, diced celery, onion, garlic, shallots and carrots. When tender I add the chicken back in add the strained broth and seasonings. I like to use a little basil and thyme, a squirt of ketchup(secret weapon) salt and pepper. I let all simmer for a half hour or so. Then I add egg noodles being careful not to add to many. As we all know noodles will suck up the liquid and we do not want stew just soup.
I am going to make those favorite cheesy biscuits of ours. They go so well with chicken noodle soup. I know I am addicted to biscuits. How many times have I talked about biscuits in my blog? What is wrong with me? A biscuit fetish? I must take after my Mom in that respect. She was a big biscuit maker. Seems we always had biscuits. I used to love sandwiches made with a biscuit. A wonder we were not a plump family but we were not. Of course we lived on a farm and everyone was busy doing something most of the time. There were no computers,video games, cell phones, we never even had a TV in my younger years. So we were always busy creating our own entertainment. Better I am thinking.
I bought some pumpkin scented candles today at Bi-Mart. I love the smell of pumpkin and also spiced cider. However we are not a fan of pumpkin pie in this family. I finally just gave up making pumpkin pies about five years ago. My children and grandchildren always wanted a slice of the apple pie as I always made both kinds. I was always running out of apple pie. Hmm a light bulb went off. So I asked do you all like pumpkin pie? Not really Mom, I don't think so Grandma. So that was it. I do not like it nor does hubby. So now it is apple pie with our local dairy vanilla ice cream and my wonderful rum cake that the adults always love with a scoop of that silky ice cream.
It appears there may be 3, 4 or 5 at our Thanksgiving table. Not many but like I always say whoever comes every year are the ones who should be gathered together. I personally feel it is a sad thing when people put pressure on others at holiday time to be together. Every year relationships change others come into our family and so on. Everyone should truly do what they like.
I just know I had better serve what I have served for years or whoever comes will be disappointed. No one in my family wants a change of menu on Thanksgiving day. Well except for the pumpkin pie.
Well I have been rattling along as usual. Time has flown by and hubby is home now so I want to spend some time with my sweet man.
Have a sweet Sunday evening.