Yesterday I spent most of my morning cleaning. Which makes sense. It's the weekend and Friday I was out most the night and Saturday I was left to recover (don't we ever learn). I decide to clean the entire kitchen. I even took that extra time to clean my stove until it shined.
Then I got the bright idea to make hot spicy wings in the crock-pot. Everyone agreed they sounded awesome! So, I did my normal search on Pinterest, which I love by the way. I found this new great recipe that I never had tried called Spicy Crock-Pot Chicken Wings. Here is the recipe below: (it's pretty awesome!)
Spicy Crock-Pot Chicken Wings
2 lbs chicken wings
11/2 cups barbecue sauce (bottled)
1/4 cup honey
2 tsps prepared mustard (regular or spicy)
2 tsps worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp tabasco sauce (I added a lot more)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
|1||Spread wings in a single layer on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.|
|2||Sprinkle with salt and pepper.|
|3||Mix sauce ingredients until thoroughly mixed.|
|4||Broil wings, 4 inches away from heat, until nicely browned (about 10 minutes).|
|5||Turn wings, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and broil until browned as above.|
|6||Place browned wings in a crock-pot.|
|7||Pour sauce over wings.|
|8||Cook 2 1/2 hours on high or 4-5 hours on low.|
|9||Serve with french fries or, if you prefer, rice.|
With my shiny clean kitchen I start to broil the chicken. No big deal, right? Except that the chicken drips all over my oven. Oh, nasty! Then As I am transferring the chicken from the oven to the crock-pot more drips on my counter, really?? So, then everything is cooking nicely in the crock-pot and I manage to clean everything up. Then I noticed the bottom of my stove is leaking water. What the heck! This freaks me out because I think it is more juices from the chicken. Step back everyone, I am going in a full-out cleaning stage. After that major obstacle is overcome for some stupid and ridiculous reason I decide to make homemade curly fries with my 20 year old Tater Twister. Okay, sounds about right.
As I heat up the oil (on my ultra-super clean stove) Grace and I prepare the potatoes. Super fun for a bit until my Tater Twister stops working, Grace says she is so done slicing potatoes and my utra-super clean stove is now a oily-splattered mess.
At this point I just said, "Dammit!" We all sat down and ate our super delicious wings and awesome and non-healthy homemade french fries and I actually worried about the mess later.