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The Patriots are going to the Super Bowl and I made wings. Everybody’s a winner.

24 Jan

This past weekend, the AFC championship was a big deal in Boston, and while Tom Brady admitted he sucked, my food choices definitely did not. Emotions were high on Sunday, especially in my house where the dude friend is a huge Pats fan. I decided the best way to try to keep everyone calm was to cook and I made lots of deliciousness. I started with the slow cooker chili that I love so much. It was a snowy weekend here and it seemed like a perfect opportunity to break out the crock pot.

I also tried out a new recipe: buffalo wings. Since I don’t have a deep frier (*sigh*), I poked around and found a recipe for baked wings. It’s linked here and pasted below.

The dude loved them (I’m guessing since he ate like eight of them in 15 minutes) and they’re also super yum reheated in the oven. If you like things mega hot, you could sprinkle some red pepper flakes on them after you’ve coated them in the hot sauce.


    3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    20 chicken wings
    1/2 cup melted butter
    1/2 cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank’s RedHot®)


  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and lightly grease with cooking spray. Place the flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and salt into a resealable plastic bag, and shake to mix. Add the chicken wings, seal, and toss until well coated with the flour mixture. Place the wings onto the prepared baking sheet, and place into the refrigerator. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Whisk together the melted butter and hot sauce in a small bowl. Dip the wings into the butter mixture, and place back on the baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, and crispy on the outside, about 45 minutes. Turn the wings over halfway during cooking so they cook evenly.

My favorite part of the game time fare was dessert. I’d been craving cupcakes all weekend, so I grabbed a box of Betty Crocker, a can of frosting that sounded like it had the most chocolate/fudge/cocoamazingness in it, and made these little bites of heaven. I think I ate three …

They're round, but I think you get the point.

I posted this picture on Facebook and was promptly told to take it down, as my caption might have implied that I was nervous that the Patriots might not pull off the win. In the end, they did, though, and I feel confident that the food would have put a smile even on Billy Cundiff’s face … Poor Billy.