January 31, 2008

Cooking, Journal, Lauren

I watched Alton Brown make some buffalo wings the other night, and even though buffalo wings kinda creep me out, it was an entertaining show. Lloyd, as you may know, LOVES buffalo wings – they are often a staple at Bad Movie Night.

At Wal-Mart today, I bought some chicken legs to boil for chicken broth to keep around for soup. I really only need the bones for this purpose, and wondered what to do to them so we could eat the meat tonight. Why not buffalo legs!? Genius!

Yeah, no.

Turns out that we only like chicken legs that have been fried, fried, fried until they are so crispy they cut your lips. I baked these guys naked (heh heh, naked guys) in a 450 degree oven for about 50 minutes then tossed them in their respective sauces (jarred pesto for me, our hot sauce-mustard-butter-creation for Lloyd), and dug in. Bleh. We spent a couple of minutes wondering, “Are these done inside?” and really, if you have to ask, they probably aren’t. So they went back into the ripping hot oven for 15 minutes more, but were still…..soft…inside. Soft, like, ‘I’m going to die of food poisoning tonight’ soft’, even though they were totally done. We ate celery and bread.

The bread was excellent.

Every piece is like a roll!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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13 Responses to “Fail”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Raw bird always reminds me of Better Off Dead. I don’t know why, but that movie really stuck with me. I think I only saw it once or twice, but I quote from it all the time:
    “Fronch Bread, Fronch Toast, Fronch Dressing”
    “I want my two dollars”


    • Jill Said on:

      “Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way…turn.”


      • Brad Said on:

        Ha! You know the movie? I thought it was kind of obscure. When I tell people about it, they always give me a blank look.


        • Lloyd Said on:

          I can never remember if I like that movie or really really hate it. There’s some movie like that that I don’t like.


        • Jill Said on:

          I LOVE Better Off Dead. It’s a family favorite. We tend to like obscure movies and then randomly throw out the quotes. “Now you tell me which is better: speaking no English at all or speaking Howard Cosell.”


  2. Deanne Said on:

    But… I commented.

    I think I said something about how appetizing everything looks.

    And then I think I said something about how it’s probably the chicken’s fault that your baking didn’t work. And how I learned that by eating much-yummier chicken in Colombia (that’s Bogota, Colombia), where chicken regularly runs around. (Think, free range.)


  3. Peggy Said on:

    I gotta say I’ve seen better looking legs … always best when fried … but if you’re gonna bake ’em, the skin has to come off.

    Now the bread looks outstanding!! New recipe from your new book?


  4. Cousin Sam Said on:

    I am soooo glad that this Better Off Dead business is happening in the comments section. If it wasn’t we would have to offically announce that lloydandlauren.spam had “jumped the shark”.


  5. Cousin Sam Said on:

    Lauren, what’s the bread thing on the left cutting board? Looks neat.


  6. Deborah Said on:

    So many questions about the bread. So few answers. Where are you, Lauren? We need you!


  7. Karla Said on:

    Eeck!! I just noticed that crime and unemployment have come to Laurenburg!


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