Make it Monday

Saturday I spent the day with family. Every 3 or 4 months my mother likes to get all the cousins together for a fun afternoon. Why? I’m not too sure. My mom is big on family and that’s wonderful, except each and every time we gather I am reminded just exactly how much I differ from the rest. They are all nice and ask about what we do –  but to put it simply, they are conservative and I am not. They are catholic, and I am not. They believe that fault is all “THIER” fault (for being black, poor, hispanic you name it) and I don’t. They are white, middle class, religious racists  – and I don’t fit in.

But I go to keep the peace.

Sunday we spent lolly-gagging around. I kid you not. Yoga, lunch, ice-cream and a trip to Joanns’ for supplies.

I had originally planned a crafty project for today’s make it monday post but then could not find the paint anywhere in my house. I asked Jaia to look in her room (not there supposedly), I looked in my sewing area, the school craft area – you get the idea. Nowhere to be found.  So I picked a favorite dish to share with you all!

(today I found the paint – on Jaia’s windowsill.)

My Mostly Homemade Hot “Wings”

My family LOVES hot wings. I don’t – I find the work to eat the tiny amount of meat off the chicken wings so not worth the effort! 🙂 So this was my compromise.

Hot “Legs”

It’s pretty simple and the reason is – is  that you use a jarred sauce. I am not a sauce maker, I never have been and it’s something I’d like to improve on, but for this dish I use a jarred sauce. Hence – –  mostly homemade 🙂

You’ll need 3 to 4 chicken legs per person. Salt, pepper and olive oil.

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And your favorite hot wing sauce – we like this from Whole Foods – but anything will work. BBQ sauce, Teriyaki sauce …….

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First salt and pepper and olive oil  the chicken legs, both sides, and lay them on an even layer on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.

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Cook for  15 to 20 minutes at 400*, flip and cook for another 15 minutes. Bump the heat up to 450* and cook for another 15 or so minutes until they are nice and glazed and cooked throughout – so good!

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Put them in a large serving dish, pour the sauce over and toss –

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And there you go! Dinner in under an hour! I served the hot legs with some delicious french bread warmed in the oven, baked artichokes, caesar salad and raw veggies to cut some of the heat.

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It was literally “fall off the bone” good!

Bright Blessings!

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