Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Orange Teriyaki Wings
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My daughter Kate recently went to a classmate's house for a tea party. It was such a great idea, and she was the only one invited. Their house was immaculately decorated, cleaned, and prepped for a 3-year old tea.
The host was as pristine as the rest of the house, and she looked exactly like Erin Gray from Silver Spoons.
(Side note: My college roommate had the biggest crush on Ricky Schroeder. She even had a binder full of magazine clippings of him; she also referred to him as "The Rickster." I love thinking about that, and it makes me sad for my parents since I had the same type of obsession. However, my obsession was with Culture Club and Boy George. My poor, poor parents.)
Her home was filled with religious quotes and she asked her daughter to say a prayer before she and Kate had tea. She's soooooo the person I want to want to be. She just seems so sweet, smart, and her nails were even perfect. She even had pictures of her and her husband wearing racing bibs from only what I can guess is their third or fourth marathon. I mean, it totally makes sense, right?
I felt like such a loser! But I also kept thinking how this relationship would not only be good for Kate, but it would also be good for me. We continued talking, discussing daycare, our jobs, and general parenting woes.
We started to discuss that as parents we needed time away from the kids, even if it was just for lunch. I agreed, and I mentioned how we were lucky since my mother-in-law usually takes the kids for a few hours each weekend. I told her that this weekend Brian and I were finally going out for lunch together.
"Oh? That's great! Where are you going?" she asked ever-so-sweetly.
"Oh," she said.
I decided at that point it was probably time for us to go, and as I went into the friend's bedroom, the friend is running out saying something to her mom. I go into the room, and there was my daughter...sitting on top of the bookshelf.
I don't believe we'll have any further tea parties at their house. Thoughts?
While these wings don't exude Hooters-esque class, they do taste very refined. So refined, in fact, I scarfed two of these babies down before the picture was taken. Sucked them to the bone.
So refined, that after the picture was taken, and while I was putting them in a container for dinner, I used my finger to dip in the sauce left in the plate. More than once.
Orange Teriyaki Wings
2 lb. chicken wings
1 T. olive oil
1 t. salt
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1/2 t. Sriracha sauce (aka rooster sauce)
1/4 t. red pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a 9 x 13 inch dish, toss wings with olive oil and season with salt. Roast in the oven for about 45 minutes, turning once.
While the wings are roasting, in a small saucepan combine remaining ingredients and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Continue to cook the sauce until thickened and reduced by about half (this takes about 15 minutes).
Once the wings are cooked, place in a large bowl and toss with sauce.
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