Wings: It’s What’s for the Super Bowl (and other things)

2 Feb

According to the National Chicken Council‘s 2012 Wing Report, Americans will consume 1.25 billion chicken wings during Super Bowl weekend – totaling more than 100 million pounds of wings. That’s like music to my ears. Another fun fact – “If the wings were laid end-to-end they would circle the circumference of the Earth- more than twice – a distance that would reach approximately a quarter of the way to the moon.” How about them apples… er wings.

In case you didn’t know, I love chicken wings and so does Cdog. My favorite wings is one that has a lot of meat on it and is like on fire hot. The hotter the better. I also like to dip my wings in ranch dressing (no chunky, nasty bleu cheese for me).

If I had an overactive metabolism, I would eat wings every single day, but I don’t, so I can’t. However, this weekend being the Super Bowl and all (GO PATS!), I have the opportunity to eat wings! Thanks to Cdog and Love Muffin I will get to indulge in some wings that will surely compete with some of the best around Beantown.

4 days until I get to have wings and 4 days until I get to watch the Pats crush the Giants.

What’s your favorite flavor/type of wing? Where can you get the best wings ever? I’m always in search of the best wings!

And in case you are looking for some drink recipes… check out the cleverly named recipes (after the jump) from the mixologist crew at William Grant & Sons.

- Kteb & Cdog

New England Tea Party

2 parts Bols Sweet Tea

1 part fresh lemon juice

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled teacup. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Picture Courtesy of William Grant & Sons


The Super Bowl

1 part Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

1 part Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey

1 part Earl Grey Tea

1 part simple syrup

¾ part fresh lemon juice

1 part dry, sparkling white wine

Combine ingredients in a large punch bowl over block ice.  Stir to chill and incorporate.  Garnish with lemon footballs*.

*To create lemon footballs, cut the lemon along its body to create ovoid slices.
4th & 1

-Peel 4 Lemons

-1 part sugar in the raw

-2 part black currant tea

-1 part fresh lemon juice

-2.5 part Sailor Jerry Rum

-1.5 par canadian blended whiskey

Add lemon peels, sugar in the raw, juice, tea and spirits slowly into punch bowl. Add ice and slowly stir ingredients. Keep punch chilled and serve over ice.

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One Response to “Wings: It’s What’s for the Super Bowl (and other things)”

  1. cdogdad February 3, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    You had me at Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and
    as a Packer fan I can root for neither of these teams.
    My only hope is that the commercials will be fun
    because no matter what – we always fill up on the food
    we love.

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