Monday, March 21, 2011

A Monday Meal-Chicken Wings & Mashed Potatoes

So for the first "official" post I thought I would share a popular recipe in my house... chicken wings! Who doesn't love chicken wings? Wait and not just chicken wings but also a quicky on mashed potatoes!!! YAY!

So We Begin...

1. Gather Ingredients and preheat the oven to 375 degrees... 
Should look something like this...
1tsp. Garlic & Onion Powder, 3 tbsp. Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper to taste. 

Chicken Wings! (About 10 party wings and thighs)
 2. Put the ingredients from the first picture in the ziplock bag with the chicken in it, and SHAKE! Have fun with it ... do a dance if you want. Come on when was the last time you had an excuse to dance around your kitchen shaking a bag of chicken? (There is hardly any clean up. That itself is worthy of a dance.) It should also be noted that you can add 2tsp. of chili powder for added kick. 

3. Line a baking dish with aluminum foil and place chicken in dish.
Okay, Okay the aluminum foil isn't necessary, but helpful for a quick cleanup. 
4. Place in oven for about 45 minutes-1 hour
Find something else to occupy your time (if your making a side dish or two now is a good time). I like mashed potatoes, so thats what I did.

5. Peal 4 or 5 potatoes and place in boiling water 
(Warning! With this recipe you must taste as you go along as measurements are rough estimates!) When you can easily stab the potato with a fork, they're done. Drain water.

6. Gather ingredients. 

3 tbsp milk, 2 tbsp. butter, 1tbsp. sour cream, 1/2 tsp. garlic and onion powder, 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, and a smidge of salt and pepper

7. Select masher of choice.
For ease and time I went with the electric beater.  

8. Add ingredients and start mashing!
I always start small and add more as I taste and see that its missing something.  So I would recommend starting with 3 tbsp milk, 2 tbsp. butter, 1tbsp. sour cream, 1/2 tsp. garlic and onion powder, 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, and a smidge of salt and pepper. After you get everything mashed in, taste it.  If it is to stiff add a little more milk or butter.  If the flavor isn't quite as flavorful as you would like it add a little more spice to it.  Cooking is a creative experience! If you don't have garlic or onion powder don't worry about it use some other spice your think will taste nice.  If it doesn't work, oh well you learned for next time.  The important thing is to have fun and try.  You will never learn if you don't occasionally go out on a limb.

9. Remove from oven when cooked all the way through. 
Place on plate along with sides and enjoy!
Next weeks recipe... Homemade Calzone! 

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Happy Eating! 
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