Once again life takes over and my plans to keep the blog up to date fail. I don’t know about you but Christmas seems to be such a distant memory. I’ve combined quite a few dates together otherwise I’d never get up to date and with Christmas getting in the way (in the nicest possible way) I sometimes forgot the camera. Also, most of my days seem to have blurred into one long, gloriously lazy one!
On 17th December 2014, This was Dinner…
These are a Mr S meal, there was a point where he seemed to be eating chicken wings by the bucket load – pardon the international chain themed pun. Me? I can take or leave them. You could look at the bones and see who ate which ones, mine still have half of the meat on them.
- Pop some chicken wings in a plastic bag, then combine flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt and add to the bag. Shake well then stick in the fridge for about an hour.
- Finely chop some parsley
- Finely chop a clove of garlic
- Get mayo, buttermilk, sour cream, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, sea salt & black pepper ready
Mix together the mayo, buttermilk, sour cream, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, salt, pepper, garlic and parsley to make the ranch dressing, refrigerate until ready to use.
Pop about a centimetre of oil in a large pan and heat. Add the wings a few at a time (don’t overcrowd the pan) and cook for about 15 minutes, turning regularly.
Drain well on kitchen paper and let the oil heat back up for your next batch.
The original recipe also includes a Louisiana hot sauce but the house was completely butter-free so we just squeezed a generous amount of hot chilli sauce on ours and served with the ranch dressing.
We just popped some oven chips in to go with it as it was quite late and I couldn’t be bothered to do my own.
That’s the best ever falafels AND the best ever chicken wings from this book now. I’m going to make the Gumbo from here in the new year. It was a bargain from Sainsburys a few months ago.
On 18th December 2014, This was Dinner…
Another day, another missed item – today – bacon so we just heated up some shop bought fishcakes and smothered them in yesterday’s leftover dressing.