Out of all possible bar foods, hot buffalo wings are definitely among my top three (along with a good queso dip and potato skins). So, when I came across a baked ground turkey version of the same I was VERY excited, especially since my bar food guilty pleasure just got a LITTLE bit healthier! So, without further ado, let’s dig in and see just how promising these bad boys are!
Hello boys and girls! Long time no hear! This is my bad since I’ve been a one sick puppy all holiday season. As the luck will have it, I started feeling horrible on my last day at work, right before starting my vacation. What started as a simple sore throat spiraled to a nasty cold that had me pretty incapacitated all throughout Christmas, New Years and even now. But I really think it was all kind of a blessing in disguise cause I spent the ENTIRE holiday season doing absolutely nothing! A rare feat in the post-college years, but marvelous nonetheless. My body finally got the rest it needed, I finally caught up on Downton Abbey, and all was well in the world.
Since I finally feel significantly less miserable I decided to hop up and make some food!
I’ve been eyeing this recipe for a while now, but the quantities seemed just so massive that there would have probably been too much cheese for just me and my lactose intolerant penguin (read: just me), so I decided to hold off on it until either a pot luck rolls around or we host something ourselves. A few days ago I had the perfect opportunity to test it out – my significant other (also commonly referred to as my penguin, pants, or any mushy, lovey, make-you-sick-to-your-stomach-with-how-cute-it-is nickname you can think of) had a few of his college buddies come over for an evening of card gaming. Nothing fancy, like poker or anything, but something MUCH, MUCH nerdier, and therefore exponentially cooler in our books – Magic the Gathering (a super fun fantasy card game).
We greeted our guests with a disclaimer: “You will be Jelena’s guinea pigs for tonight! She will stuff your faces, but she needs your honest opinions on what you think about the food and all will be well!” Thankfully, after much hand-twisting they agreed
And thus, our story began!