Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Did You Ever Know That You're My Hero And Everything I Would Like To Be? I Can Fly Higher Than An Eagle

I am not a fan of chicken wings.

I do not like to nibble meat off the bone. I do not eat chicken skin. I cannot tolerate blue cheese. (No really, the taste of blue cheese makes me retch; the smell of blue cheese makes me shudder; the sight of blue cheese with all its spindly veiny veins makes me gag. Blue cheese gives cheese a bad name.) The only thing I like about chicken wings is the hot sauce.

So when Jennie mentioned buffalo chicken pizza last week, I didn't exactly salivate. I did think that Shawn would really like a buffalo chicken pizza though, so after a particularly trying work week for him, I surprised him with buffalo chicken pizza and beer. It was ... just alright. It's my fault - I didn't have time to make my usual pizza crust so I tried a new recipe and it turned out bland and cardboardy and I thought that substituting goat cheese for the blue cheese would be adequate but it was ... lacking. It was a pizza coated in hot sauce and yet it needed more taste.

However. I ended up defrosting way too much chicken so we had leftover hot sauce-coated chicken bits and no motivation to make another pizza. I made salad (baby spinach, pink grapefruit, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, cucumber, orange pepper, dried cranberries, sunflowers seeds, and goat cheese) for dinner last night and threw the leftover chicken on top and it was heavenly. Sure it felt a bit counterintuitive to top a salad of lovely fresh veggies with aggressively orange-coloured chicken but the gorgeous flavour helped us get over the weirdness. If loving aggressively orange-coloured chicken is wrong, I don't want to be right.

10 comments:

  1. Mmm, that looks amazing!
    I think I'm going to have to whip up a veggie version of that.

    ...and go back to putting goat cheese on everything I eat lol

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  2. i don't really like chicken wings because i don't like hot sauce that much(but enjoy chicken, chicken skin, and LOVE blue cheese!) but i am sitting here STAAARVING at work and now desperately want a buffalo chicken pizza. drooooool.

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  3. Even when I ate meat, I didn't eat chicken wings. The whole idea of them just grosses me out! Your salad looks delish though :)

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  4. Yum that looks delicious! I've got to try something like that one day.

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  5. How much do I love that your title is Wind Beneath My Wings? And I hate bleu cheese as well, but I am surprised to hear that from you. I thought you were an equal-opportunity cheese eater.

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  6. I hate chicken wings, too ... too much work, not enough reward! That said, give me a buffalo chicken sandwich and I'm kind of in a sweaty form of heaven!

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  7. So with you on the blue cheese thing. And your salads look AMAZING.

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  8. Currently salivating...yum, yum, YUMMY!

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