Salt in the wound: Vikings 38 Bears 17 (The chicken edition)



Well, I was half-paying attention to this game right after the Vikings marched right down for a touchdown after the Bears went three and out on their first drive.

So, instead of talking about this shit fest, I have decided to recap what I had for dinner last night. That would be some delicious Southern-style marinated chicken with mashed potatoes, corn and a cold Mountain Dew.

I have lived by myself for the last eight years. At the time I first went out on my own, I was working in a restaurant delivering food and washing dishes on other days to pull in extra cash. During that period, I learned how to cook, both from my co-workers and on my own. As time went on, I have been trying new recipes for food aside from the basics so I wouldn’t get bored just eating the Mac and Cheese, sandwiches and pizza like I did before.

For some reason, I can never perfect the chicken I make on my own. I usually just buy some, throw salt, pepper and butter on it and put it in the oven. For the last few years, I usually go to a local meat market to buy some chicken, steak and beef that has already been spiced up.

I did the same thing yesterday. A few months ago, I bought some garlic chicken breasts that was buttered up. Yesterday, I ended up getting some Southern-style  marinated chicken similar to what you see in the picture. This is the first time I had bought this type.

I have to say, my expectations were surpassed. It was just marinated enough with pepper to make it spicy, but not too much. I was thinking about adding some butter but figured, I would try half of it first without it.

This was probably the most delicious chicken I have had in quite some time. Combine that with potatoes and corn and it was a fantastic dish. When I make sandwiches, I usually just take a chicken breast, put pepper, Cajun seasoning and cover it with some mozzarella cheese. I have to say that I am fairly proud of myself for making such a wonderful decision.

It’s real simple to make, especially since the folks at the meat market took care of most of it for me. I get the oven to 375 degrees and it’s ready in about 45 minutes.

I think recapping this delicious food feels much better than recapping a Bears or Bulls game. I, for one, dig it. Feel free to share what you guys enjoy cooking.

16 Responses to “Salt in the wound: Vikings 38 Bears 17 (The chicken edition)”

  1. chucky Says:

    My friends

    It’s been nearly four weeks since my little brother died, and I feel it’s time to rejoin the living. I want to thank each and every one of you guys, especially Fro, genre, and dvx for your kind thoughts and prayers. I’m not much for prayer, but I wanted you guys to know how much I really do appreciate it. I don’t have anything profound to say, other than the obvious. Take the time to tell the people closest to you what they mean to you. You never know what may happen. Don’t waste time with stupid little grudges or being angry with them. It simply doesn’t serve any purpose. If you love someone, get any issues out in the open and discuss them. You’ll wish you had, if the time comes when it’s too late. Believe me, I wish I could talk to my brother just one more time. But for right now, I’m trying to get back in the saddle again.

    And by the way, fuck the Bears.

  2. Fro Dog Says:

    Chuckster, it’s good to see you back. You’re just in time to see the Bears wrap up their shit fest of a season. But I think for the last two games, I am going to continue with this type of recap of food that I enjoy eating. I think it’s much more entertaining than talking about that crappy football team that plays in Chicago.

  3. abdallaha92 Says:

    Oh I’m sorry to hear that Chucky, my condolences.

    Fro Dog that chicken looked good.

  4. chucky Says:

    abdallaha……Thank you. I appreciate it very much.

    Fro….Thank you too. Thanks for that recap too. It made me hungry.

  5. dvxprime Says:

    chucky, I get where you’re coming from.Dealing with the death of a sibling or parent is difficult, especially when you’re watching the world come apart at the seams. The good days seem all “meh” and the bad days get amplified for some reason.

    I left to do charity work for Toys for Tots today and forgot to suggest that to y’all…Nothing like giving of your time, talents and dollars to ease the pain of a losing season. My boss (also a Bears fan) joined in the fun with his wife and son.

    My favorite “thing” is Korean BBQ flank steak. Store bought marinade (kalibi is better than bulgogi) over sliced flank steak for about 1-2 hours, then on the grill or broiler. Grill to plate in 10 min. Yuuum!!!

    “Bye” week in fantasies football = “Your lame ass team couldn’t even qualify for the consolation playoffs, you dumbass.”

    Welcome back, chucky…fuck Goodell, fuck the NFL, and fuck the Bears.

  6. genrebuster Says:

    It’s great to hear from you chucky….

    And Fro…I really enjoyed this post. I’m going to share one of my favorite recipes with you guys later this evening; if I wasn’t in music, chances are good that I’d be working in a kitchen somewhere!

    As DVX has so aptly stated: “Welcome back, chucky…fuck Goodell, fuck the NFL, and fuck the Bears.”

  7. chucky Says:

    Thanks men….all of you. Your nice words and kind thoughts aimed at me have really helped me get through a truly miserable month.

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to all of you and your families. Here’s to 2016. Let’s kick some serious ass in the new year men.

  8. Navycubsfan Says:

    From a long-time reader: Merry Christmas and HNY to all…and good luck to Chi sports fans in ’16!

  9. Fro Dog Says:

    Navy, it’s good to see you are safe. Come by more often.

    For you new folks reading this site, our friend Navy has been with us since the beginning of it all about ten years ago.

  10. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Happy Holidays to everyone. Hope all is well.

  11. Navycubsfan Says:

    Wow, has it really been 10 years?! In that time, I’ve lived in Rhode Island, Germany, California, Turkey, Bahrain, Florida, and now Hawaii….and Cubs have disappointed every year. At least we have the Hawks. Off to Spain in ’17…keep the site runnin’!

  12. Fro Dog Says:

    Bobby D started the original site in 2005. I started following that site later that year and contributed on an almost daily basis in 2006. That’s when I met most of you guys. Then, of course, Bobby D disappeared and I ended up starting this site in 2008. Time flies.

    The one I bonded with most was Mad City Mac because we both listened to The Score on a daily basis. He once heard me call Murph and I ended up winning a free meal at Brown’s Chicken for being the caller the show (insert Murph’s voice here). I consider Mac my online dad, if that doesn’t sound too creepy. But that’s how awesome he is. Chucky has always been the crazy bastard that none of us want to have a problem with. And if Genre can correct me, he can, but I think he’s the glue to this site. He’s someone who is just as pissed off as us, if not more when it comes to our teams. But, he seems to handle it in the most calm way by just trying to laugh off what is going on. It’s reasons like these that I still love this place.

  13. chucky Says:

    Fro… assured that not one of the regulars who have been here through the years has ever been a problem. The people who I have had issues with have been the ignorant assbags who have come by with a drive by bullshit comment aimed at our credibility. To those assholes, I say fuck em. The regulars have always been on the same page with each other.

    Fro….just think of me as the batshit crazy uncle that you have locked in your basement, and that you never want to let out of that basement. That description seems to fit me the best.

  14. genrebuster Says:

    Fro, chucky, Mad City Mac, Jimmy D, JFucilla, Bonk, Captain Kirk, Irish Yeti, Yeti, Ernies Army, ksmc2000, LouCub, DavyRosello, skijcm, Albert,The Ghost of Leo Durocher, DigDoug…just a few of the long-time contributors I am recalling at this moment. And Navy…thanks for making an appearance!

    I’ve inadvertently omitted many other names of regular contributors from the past and present, merely an oversight…

    And of course, many thx to ALL who currently read and post here on a consistent basis…let’s keep this going. Hard to believe it’s been 10 years (!)…wow.

    Merry, Happy and safe celebrations to all!

  15. genrebuster Says:

    As promised. Marcella Hazan’s Bolognese….CLASSIC (with or without the nutmeg).

  16. Fro Dog Says:

    I must say, I am not a fan of celery but that dish looks fucking delicious. When I went to Memphis last year, I had Cajun chicken pasta at a restaurant on Beale Street. Spicy, but fantastic. That stop was en route to New Orleans, where I ate very unhealthy, but fantastic food for the next three days.


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