Finally got the new place set up and pretty much organized even though I’m sitting in my office surrounded by boxes and feeling like a hoarder (really have to stop watching that show). Don’t know if this place will be temporary for three months or will it be a permanent spot until next spring, regardless we are living out of boxes until we make that decision.
The one room I had to really set up was my kitchen and as you saw from my last post it’s pretty much a hallway, so I had to incorporate a few pieces reserved for the living room into the function of my kitchen.
So a bookcase became an open cabinet for my mixer and other large items, an end table is doing double duty as a catch all along with holding my favorite kitchen tools and the entertainment center now holds the microwave, slow-cooker and of course that beautiful tool of the gods, my coffee maker. Oh and the dining room table is not just for dining anymore its also my prep table.
As for the kitchen itself I’m thinking of adding another shelf in that empty space you see and I need something to put my pots an pans in as right now they are on the other side of the stove in boxes.
I’ve finally cooked a meal utilizing the slow-cooker to try out a new idea for hot wings, which came about because we love hot wings, they are quick and make for a great meal. But we had to figure out a way to make them a little healthier but still keep the flavor.
These wings paired with a nice spring mix salad made for a great Friday date night meal for the boyfriend. Print Recipe
Crock Pot Hot Wings
Chicken Wing Pieces (I used 20 pieces)
1 1/2 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Cup Hot Sauce
1 Jigger of Whiskey (1 shot)
1. Season chicken with your choice of seasonings
2. Melt butter, honey and hot sauce over low heat
3. Remove from heat add shot of whiskey
4. Pour over chicken
Cook on low for a couple of hours until done. During the last half of cooking take lid partially off so that the juices will thicken and the wings can brown.
One thing I have to say is that I cook like my mom and aunts, we cook by taste, touch and sight. So I would suggest if the sauce is not spicy enough add more hot sauce, if you want it sweeter add more honey.
Let me know if you try it out and if you made any changes to make it your own.
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Simple ingredients, yet delectable recipe.
Whiskey would jazz up the show 😛
Thank you, I try to keep it simple, but I will be playing with this a little more and maybe instead of whiskey using something like a brandy to give me a nice thick gooey sauce.
I’ll try the recipe with brandy as well 🙂