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I made the BEST wings last night!!! I've been trying to bake them in a manner that would come out really crispy and delish, and last night they were amazing, so I'm sharing what I did.

Based on a rec. from an Alton Brown recipe, I steamed the wings first. (But, I don't have a steamer big enough, so I just put water in the bottom of a large pot, put the wings on top, covered and steamed that way--so some were in a bit of water, but it still worked.) Steamed for 10-15ish minutes. They were semi thawed when I started this.

Took them out, let them cool a little, then dried them off on all sides w/ a cloth (paper towel would work well--I didn't have any.) Put them on a peice of parchment paper on a cookie sheet, seasoned w/ salt free Mrs. Dash (just a seasoning blend), salt & kelp flakes, and popped them in the oven at 450, for maybe 45-50 minutes? (I had been adding olive oil b/4, but I think they were *too* oily to get really really crisp w/ it, so I did it this way instead.) I turned them multiple times until they got brown and delish looking, then took them out, let them cool, and we dipped them in our various favorite sauces (me--a blend of Frank's Red Hot and ghee, ds, BBQ sauce, and dh, storebought sweet & sour.) They were crunchy and amazingly delish. We may need to make them 2x a week b/c we loved them so much...

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I made the BEST wings last night!!!
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We may need to make them 2x a week b/c we loved them so much

YUM!!

Thanks for sharing.

I've got pre-menstrual crazy going on (combined with our boys starting school and, therefore totally changing our schedule) so eating is a bit sporadic and random. must.meal.plan. must.meal.plan. must add chicken wings to meal plan. I find it hard to meal plan most of the month, but hardest around my period when I need it most!

On another note, I'm so excited that a local farm started selling boneless thighs! I'll still buy their whole chickens, but we *really* love thighs so we were running to Whole Foods to grab boneless, skinless thighs pretty regularly. Now I can have a higher quality and support the Hutchins Family. I have some thawed and DH'll probably grill them up (he does an amazing cumin/sea salt/pepper rub...they stay so moist...mmmmm), but I'm open to other ideas...

I'm also looking for a dairy-free way to enjoy rainbow chard. I typically sautee it with garlic in bacon grease, but would love other ideas...

THANKS!
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must.meal.plan. must.meal.plan. must add chicken wings to meal plan. I find it hard to meal plan most of the month, but hardest around my period when I need it most!
to all of that!!!! (And mmmm chicken wings! BTW, anyone know of a *good* source of chicken wings? Like, better than terrible? I don't know of any place that sells *just* pastured or organic/free range wings, etc...typically the whole bird, yk? Cool that your place sells the boneless thighs!)
post #204 of 205
Feb2003! I am also about to start, also just got the kids in school, also planning chicken wings, also needing to meal plan, and sick of the heat. Lets get together and sip ice tea and play, k?

Seriously, I know we said that at the beginning of summer but now I reeeeally wanna and I think we can swing a day now the kids are in school. :-)

It's mah birthday today. I had a fried red potato, little bit of dill havarti and 2 fried eggs for breakfast, leftover mixed grill steak and chicken and veg from Olive Garden for lunch.
Met a dear friend for (her lunch) a coffee date, much french roast and half and half.
mmm
Dinner will be some sort of stuffed squash thingie. I have wild rice I want to use, leftover chicken, and some little round squash that kind of look like acorn. yum. Kinda carby, but still ok.

AND! i measured myself and I've lost more inches (accumulated from all measurements of my body) this month! Woot. I'm a major pear, and I stopped losing inches in my top which is good, my waist stayed the same, which is fine. My belly went down, my thighs went down and my hips a teeny bit too! This is awesome, this close to goal weight/size, to still be reshaping with very little work. I love it. My goal was to lose 5 last lbs between end of July and my birthday and I haven't even gotten to a scale recently but the inches lost is even better no matter what the scale says!

yay
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Feb2003! I am also about to start, also just got the kids in school, also planning chicken wings, also needing to meal plan, and sick of the heat.
Too funny!!

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Lets get together and sip ice tea and play, k?
I'd LOVE to. I'll pm you.

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It's mah birthday today.
Happy, Happy Birthday!!

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AND! i measured myself and I've lost more inches
You ROCK! Congrats!!
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