I am not a real chef, (I don’t even play one on TV). But I am a mom of three extremely hungry children for whom I must prepare meals. Therefore I have anointed myself the “Reluctant Chef“. What I lack in food acuity I make up for with my creativity. In fact, I think it is because I don’t know the rules that I am able to adopt an “I’ll try anything” attitude. Mostly I am all about making due with what’s available. And that’s exactly how these Summer Drumstick recipes came about. Although, they are less recipes and more mad scientist combinations. My first combo came about when my children complained that they were tired of have the same boring chicken every night. (Ungrateful ingrates… I mean loving fruit of my loins). I scoured my pantry in search of something to liven up their experience. There, in the way back, underneath discarded soup mixes and neglected flour, I found a bottle of cherry snow cone syrup. How that ever got into my pantry in the first place I don’t remember, but I was desperate so I gave it a shot. That night I only used the syrup as a dipping sauce, but it was such a hit I was emboldened to try something more. That’s when my “Summer Sticks” combos were born and I am happy to share them here with you. There’s no measurements, no instructions whatsoever actually. Just a list of ingredients and my best wishes. (Hey, I told you I was a #ReluctantChef. Did you think that was just a hashtag?) But that doesn’t mean these aren’t worth trying. My kids are eating them and growing like weeds. (Disclaimer: Miss Lori does not promise that your children will grow faster or bigger from eating these combinations.) I made all of these recipes using my Ninja Slowcooker on the oven setting at 250 degrees. You can make them any way you want; on the stove, in the oven, on the grill. Go for it! Now that’s enough talk, let’s get to eating, because I am hungry!
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If nothing else they are pretty pictures right? (I took them myself.) I hope you will take a risk and try one or two or six. If you do please let me know what you think. I’d hate to think my children are lying to me just to make me feel good. (Hmmm. They told me I look really thin too… I think I will hold onto that one no matter what.)
Here’s to a finger licking Summer!
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