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Every week I look for recipes to make for the next week. The only thing I hate about food is going to the grocery store. I can NOT stand it! People get in my way, and they are slow. I have my list, my pen (to mark stuff off), and I go in, grab my cart and off I go. So get out of my way! I always avoid the snack/candy isle, and always avoid the soda isle. A little story about me that some people don’t know, when I was a youngin I used to drink 5-6 sodas/pop a day…and I would drink one before I would go to bed, heck there would be one on my nightstand instead of water. Incase I got thirsty in the middle of the night. I’m a mouth breather too. So drinking soda, sleeping, mouth breather leads to 6 crowns later on in life, in my 20′s. So about $4000 later I learned my lesson and now I am afraid to drink soda. We don’t buy it. When we do, I end up drinking it all. A VERY bad habit I picked up when I was younger. I am a soda-holic…So I try to avoid it as much as I can…
So back to slow people in the store getting in my way. Can’t stand it! Me and slow, don’t go…So lately I have been getting up early to get to the store right when they open, to avoid slowness. For me that takes a LOT as I am NOT a morning person (at all). Poor Normy says I wake violently. He has learned when waking me early to ONLY, ever say three words, Coffee is ready! I take my coffee one way and that is the Normy way. Have you ever had Normy coffee? Well let me tell you, it’s better than Starbucks! (Ugh so over Starbucks), or any other coffee! I used to not like coffee, until I met Normy. He uses a french press and sometimes he adds cloves and cinnamon…mmmmmmm. Of course I LOVE cream in my coffee. HAS to be Hazelnut, if not then french Vanilla…But its a cup of heaven, the way he makes it. Turns my frown upside down! As soon as I take that first sip the world stops and I am one happy Jamie…
I made this recipe and Normy REALLY liked it (Don’t tell him, I told you) he ate 4 of these drumsticks and all he kept saying to me was OMG these are so good!
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
16 chicken drumsticks (3 pounds)
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3/4 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup sweet Asian chile sauce or hot pepper jelly (I used Sriracha)
1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
1/4 cup chicken stock or broth
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 large garlic cloves
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 cup toasted sesame seeds
1.Preheat the oven to 425°. In a large bowl, mix the vegetable oil with the five-spice powder. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper and toss. Arrange the chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Roast for about 35 minutes, turning twice, until cooked.
2.Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the hoisin sauce, chile sauce, rice vinegar, stock, ginger, garlic and sesame oil and puree until very smooth. Transfer to a saucepan and simmer until slightly thickened, 5 minutes.
3.Transfer the chicken to a bowl and toss with the sauce, until completely coated.
4.Preheat the broiler and position a rack 8 inches from the heat. Return the chicken to the baking sheet and broil for about 10 minutes, brushing with the sauce and turning occasionally, until glazed and sticky.
5.Add the sesame seeds to a bowl. Dip the chicken in the seeds to coat; serve.