Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentines Day!

Whether you are with someone or on your own, chicken wings will always love you . . . and vice versa.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

WWWWWW #84 Galaxy Multi Rides ~ Mechanical Rodeo Buffalo Chicken Wing

World Wide Web Wacky Wing Wednesday. #lotwWWWWWW. 
Exploring chicken wing culture on the internet every Wednesday.

This Week:

Galaxy Multi Rides | Game Rental Company

Have you ever been on a mechanical bull? You know, a fake bull (or just a saddle) often found in rodeo/country western bars that you ride and it bucks, and the person who can stay on the longest before it throws you off wins. Well there`s a rental company that has a unique assortment. 

Galaxy Multi Rides rents out a bunch of different mechanical bull rides, or just rides in general. Inflatable obstacle courses, mazes and other Wipeout like games. This family based company is based in Florida, and England. They have 40 different rides, its crazy. And they have one built just for me:

A Buffalo Chicken Mechanical Rodeo ride. That`s right, climb onto a drummette and hang on for dear life.

"We have made some strange rides in our years of manufacturing multi rides, but a really unique one is the Buffalo Chicken Wing.
The wing is textured and painted to look like it is dripping in buffalo sauce and comes complete with a soft Sofolex knuckle (like the head of the wing) for safety.
To complete this hot and spicy ride, we printed a cover sheet for the inflatable with a pile of buffalo chicken wings.
As with all of our multi ride attachments, the Mechanical Rodeo Buffalo Chicken Wing is quick and easy to attach to the electric motion base, offering you the ability to turn your multi ride into a total entertainment system."

Sounds like fun!

Oh, and if chicken wings aren't your thing, you can ride a Taco Bell sauce packet.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

WWWWWW #83 - Waukee Community School District & Chicken Wing Dissection

World Wide Web Wacky Wing Wednesday. #lotwWWWWWW. 
Exploring chicken wing culture on the internet every Wednesday.

This Week:

Waukee Community School District - Chicken Wing Dissection

We all love eating wings, I mean, that's why your on my blog right? But did you know chicken wings could be educational too?

Well down in Iowa USA the Waukee Community School District's website highlighted South Middle School's 7th Grade science teacher Samantha Kuehl's great science project: chicken wing dissection.

Some kids were totally into it, others renounced eating wings forever [good, more wings for the rest of us!]

I think this is a great way to not only learn more about biology and how parts work, but also connect us to our food. We continue to be distanced from real food to over processed and packaged animals. If you are a meat eater like me, we need to embrace that our food had a face and is raw and isn't just a final product on a plate.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

WWWWWW #82 - Cooking with Your Coffee Maker - Super Bowl Sunday Wings

World Wide Web Wacky Wing Wednesday. #lotwWWWWWW. 
Exploring chicken wing culture on the internet every Wednesday.

This Week:

Alton Brown is strongly against 'unitaskers'; kitchen gadgets that only have one use in the kitchen and take up valuable real estate in the drawer. Some people take that philosophy to the next level. That would be the writer at Cooking With Your Coffee Maker.

The actual goal for this blog was more about helping a nephew in the army:

"The idea of Cooking With Your Coffee Maker started with one of our nephews complaining that the he preferred MRE’s to the food in the mess hall in Afghanistan.
Since a coffee maker was the one appliance that all the soldiers have, I began to wonder if the water from a coffee maker would get hot enough to make instant oatmeal. You see I don’t own a coffee maker because we are not coffee drinkers in my house, so I went out and bought my first coffee maker."

So, what kind of recipes can you make in a coffee maker? People have heard about ramen and boiled eggs, but can you go beyond that?

Cupcakes? Sure why not!

Corn dogs? Apparently yes as well.

But we are all thinking ahead and wondering . . . you can't possibly do chicken wings in a coffee maker? Surely not . . .

... ok, they made Super Bowl Sunday Wings in the coffee maker. Did not see that one coming.

They didn't go much into details but it seems to involve 'simmering' the wings with a little water - then add chicken wing sauce. 

I won't lie, this does not appeal to me because I can't imagine the wings getting crispy, but instead just getting mushy in sauce. But I haven't tried it, so who knows.

Have you made chicken wings in a coffee maker? Or something else unconventional?

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Kitchen Sink Wings #2

These were some "Kitchen Sink" wings I made the other day. I call them kitchen sink because I was just throwing stuff around the kitchen to make the sauce.

First I was baking some Pinty Pub & Grill Whisky Mustard wings, sans the mustard pack (I like the sauce, but these crispy breaded wings are great on their own*). I set the oven to broil and at 450 degrees, flipping the wings once until they were hot and crispy.

In a glass measuring cup I melted some margarine (about a tablespoon plus a little extra). Then I started dashing in:

  • 3rd Degree sauce
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Liquid Smoke
  • Sriracha Dry Seasoning
  • Vinegar
Put that in the microwave for 15 seconds, stir, then again. 

The wings came out, I blotted some of the grease with paper towel, then tossed the wings with the sauce.

I also threw together some garlic cheese toast. I had leftover hot dog buns (extra soft), slapped some garlic butter and shredded some marble cheese. I put these in with the wings after their second flip. The buns were toasty but soft, buttery and cheesy. Spot on.

The wings turned out great. Spicy but a lot of depth. Easy to make - just threw this together really quick. What I like is that the sauce just wraps the crispy breaded wings like a velvety blanket of goodness. Kitchen Sink Wings #2**, when you need wings in a pinch.

* I thought I had done a review of these wings earlier this year, but I've dropped a lot in the recent past. So maybe I will post one of the mustard whisky wings in the future . . .
** I thought I had posted on Instagram Kitchen Sink Wings #1. I had not. I guess I could re-edit that, but for my own records, these are #2.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

WWWWWW #81 - Pokemon & Wings

World Wide Web Wacky Wing Wednesday. #lotwWWWWWW. 
Exploring chicken wing culture on the internet every Wednesday.

This Week:

Pokemon |

I do not play Pokemon. I have not watched the show. I have not played the card game. I have not played the video games. But there is no denying the phenomenon that has been Pokemon Go. It has only been out for like 2 weeks, but a day does not go by where I watch people stumble in the streets, run in packs, or sit at lunch and get some Pokemon. I watched a 40 year old man hold up a line at Costco as he tried to capture one on the conveyor at the check-out.

That being said, there is at least one thing that links chicken wings and Pokemon; the slogan. "Gotta Catch'em all!" - that's how I feel about chicken wings. But surely there's more of connection?

JessicaFreaxx | She's a young artist on Deviant Art and she created the above photo:

"I know this isn't art related, but I thought it was hilarious. I went out to get wings earlier today and one of them looked like charmander so I took a picture of it." 
I think it's awesome.

Pokemon champions also like to eat wings:

xRazeOvation |  This Pokemon player was trying the hottest wings on the menu during the VGC Worlds event in 2014. He survived, but barely.

There are also a bunch of homemade Pokemon chicken wing cards:

My Pokemon Card |  A site dedicated to helping you create your own Pokemon Card. Look I even created my own:

Ha ha ha - I have no idea what any of that means, I just clicked on numbers.

So are you a Pokemonist? A Trainer? Are you engulfed with Pokemon Go AND eating wings? 

Monday, 18 July 2016

LOTW Meme Monday Drake Hot Wing Bling

    You used to call me out on wing night . . .

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

WWWWWW #80 - Bigs Sunflower Seeds

World Wide Web Wacky Wing Wednesday. #lotwWWWWWW. 
Exploring chicken wing culture on the internet every Wednesday

This Week:

Bigs Sunflower Seeds: "Do You Believe Life's Too Short To Not Go Bigs?"

I will admit, when I think of sunflower seeds, I don't think Buffalo wings. But Bigs does. Bigs is an American sunflower and pumpkin seed company with an 'x-treme' approach. You don't just buy and eat the seeds, you are part of a larger community:

"When you choose BIGS, you join a tribe. A clan of fun-loving seeders that share a common belief: YOU SHOULDN'T COMPROMISE ON FLAVOR. EVER."

So of course, they have a buffalo wing themed sunflower seed:

"When you’re whipping up a batch of wings for the big game, you know Frank’s® Redhot® Sauce is your only choice. At BIGS®, we agree. Frank’s spicy but flavorful Redhot Sauce makes every Buffalo Wing seed pack a powerful punch of heat. So go ahead and pop one (or twenty) in your mouth and feel the signature buffalo burn."

I haven't had them, so I can't comment. Have you? Do they taste like Buffalo Wings? Let me know!