Last week I posted Everything But The Bagel Drumsticks. In that post I explained how to make drumsticks and my favorite dry rubs. This week I decided to show you how to make chicken wings, the easy way. I notice many people bake their chicken wings in sauces or fry them. Frying chicken wings are so delicious but the house smells and too much oil! I like to BROIL my wings and then add the sauce. You get a nice crispy and brown wing. Plus you get all the flavors in the sauce, without burning your wings! Add the sauce at the end and still get all the flavor! They are so good and easy to make! No need to guess if they are cooked through!
Drumsticks are super cheap. Probably one of the most cost effective meals! When I first started making drumsticks it was always BBQ drumsticks. Which I was not a big fan off. Large drumsticks need to have crunchy skin for the ultimate flavor. I made everything but the bagel drumsticks this time around. A seasoning that is so versatile. You won't need anything but this seasoning to get all the flavor, all in one bottle!
We all know how to make burgers, right? I am here to show you a healthier way to eat your burger. A cheeseburger wrapped in lettuce instead of adding a bun. A healthy no bun cheeseburger. Start off the year eating right but still keeping the foods you like. By omitting the bun you are saving 150 calories minimum on your meal. Adding the extra toppings and sauces add up. Why not omit the bun when it is already empty calories?
Have you ever had duck? To some it may be intimidating, as it's not an everyday meat people eat. I made a sweet roast and tender duck and boy was it absolutely delicious! It was my first time having it and making it. My husband had it once at a local restaurant called The Landing Restaurant. We are still celebrating the holiday season. Why not make a delicious roast and tender duck? Everyone says it tastes like chicken. I can confirm that is correct. The difference between chicken and duck is that duck is very fatty and has only dark meat. This explains why this meat is very tender.
I’ve been using pumpkin spice A LOT lately. Perfect excuse, because it’s fall. I had some leftover chicken and decided to make loaded pumpkin spice sweet potatoes. This meal is perfect to make with leftover thanksgiving turkey. I will definitely be making this again with turkey! Loaded sweet potatoes with everything fall. What else could you ask for? I only had a bit of chicken leftover and so I made my husband the one with chicken and I had the meatless one. They boys had resorted to russet potatoes. Honestly, I choose sweet potatoes over regular potatoes. Anything sweet is a YES.
By now you can see how much I love roasted vegetables. Adding farro to the mix makes it even better. For those nights you don't want meat. And by that I mean chicken. My husband is perfectly fine having chicken for breakfast, lunch and dinner but I get tired of it. This farro bowl is hearty and very filling. You got yourself some nice fall colors in this dish. Very halloweenish if you asked me. All I did was make some roasted vegetables and then realized the halloween colors are all in this dish! HA! In 15 minutes you have all the vegetables you need for a nutritious meal.
For dinner I made a buttery garlic shrimp pasta. I have to admit I have been wanting pasta lately and my little one really enjoys it. It's also an excuse to make it more often. First of all it's easy, quick and very filling. Pasta is definitely a dish for those busy school nights. On top of that, the shrimp cooks in just about the same time your pasta cooks! I made this dish with the thought I could make it for Christmas Eve or Christmas. Pasta and seafood are dishes I lean towards for the holidays. Maybe because they are comforting dishes. Garlic Shrimp Pasta is easy but can be made as fancy as you want it!
Due to the pandemic I can no longer send a lunch box container to school on the days my kids do attend school. I have to now be extra creative with food. Everything has to be packed in disposable bags, such as paper bags and plastic baggies. Sandwiches everyday is not doable. Probably because we do not eat sandwiches everyday at home! Pizza muffins for school lunch sounded like a great idea. The boys really love pizza and I mean very few people dislike pizza. Okay, I have met two people who don't like pizza. Can you believe it! Naan pizza are delicious but changing it up makes it more appealing than having the same style of pizza everyday.
Besides dessert what can I make to incorporate fall spices into my dish? I had apples leftover from apple picking and wanted to use them since I plan on apple picking again LOL . Why not make an apple cinnamon sauce to serve over grilled chicken and use the leftovers for dessert?! Perfect! It was a nice sweet dish that had FALL written all over it. This was definitely a hit in my home and this apple cinnamon sauce will be a go to this fall season.