Monday, January 30, 2012

Ahh choo!

I'm still sneezing from making homemade ranch dip/dressing mix this morning. Inspector Gadget loves those little green packets, but you have to make a gob of dip or split the package. Plus, the sodium content is a bit high. MSG must pack a sodium punch. My feet swell if I just look at a pickle. You should see what happens when I eat one. My mom tells me this water retention thing goes away eventually. Yay!

In the past if I was out of little green packets, I would add my own spices to sour cream, but now I have enough ranch mix to last a while. I bet it's cheaper than those packets too. I'm going to start making my own laundry detergent next. Really.
We had wings last night, and I didn't have any green packets. I just added some dried dill, oregano, garlic powder, pepper, lime juice and fresh cilantro to sour cream. Wouldn't blue cheese crumbles be good too? I bet it's no surprise, but I have blue cheese haters in the house.

The wing of the night was this Fire Roasted Chili Lime recipe. You made a dry rub and kind of par grilled them on indirect heat on a grill. Since I grilled in the dark, I had to use my iPhone flashlight app to see.
Then you tossed the wings with the sauce mixture and put them back on the grill over direct heat. The flare-ups provided good light.
The butter in the sauce creates good char marks, but you really had to watch these babies on the grill. They were pretty good, but I think I prefer our grilled, Frank's Hot Sauce version, no butter. I always do a dry rub too. It's nice to switch up the wings as we eat them pretty often. These Spicy Thai wings are definitely getting in the mix.

Since I'm the grill master and busy out by the grill, I usually serve a simple crudite platter I can assemble ahead of time and call it a day. There was a Tator Tot request last night, so I threw those into the oven during the last grill pass. After a busy weekend, an easy Sunday night dinner (and easy clean-up!) is a really good thing.


  1. Thanks. Now I am DYING for some Wings.

  2. Thanks so much for giving the wings a try! Loved the way you dressed yours with scallions! Nice touch.



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