MY GRAVY’S ON FIIIIIIRE!

12 May

You guys. Currenty these fine-ass skinless roasted chicken thighs are happily chewed and sitting heavy in my stomach- but not TOO heavy, which is one of the many glories of roasted chicken. It’s hard to stuff yourself silly off it even when it’s a million degrees of tasty and served up with a garlic mash and gravy. But not any gravy… JIM BEAM gravy that C enthusiastically lit on fire, then doused with the chicken marinade (heavy on the oregano, basil, and thyme), sprinkled with flour and cornstarch and let thicken. He seared it off in the cast iron while I  finished up the mash (“more heavy cream, more butter!” I always say), and dumped a 1/4 cup or so of sauteed garlic in olive oil and butter in the mash pot to make it approximately 1000% tastier.

So I have a thing that I think a lot of ladies have, where I’m like, “IT IS NOT THE FOURTH OF JULY, STOP LIGHTING SHIT ON FIRE- IT’S NOT THAT FUN, OK GUYS!?” I’m guessing this stems from a fear of skin grafts and/or losing an eyebrow. Well here’s a fun fact: when your man lights gravy on fire (to better caramelize the sugars!) instead of random objects in your backyard, not only is not annoying anymore, it’s completely swoon-worthy. What can I say? I’m a lucky gal.

4 Responses to “MY GRAVY’S ON FIIIIIIRE!”

  1. Libby May 12, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    1. I am going to be chopping up a whole chicken into pieces soon and I am terrified. BUT I AM DOING IT. Fuck it! If I can rip beef into pieces with my bare hands and chop chunks of fat off of it like it’s going out of style I can chop poultry.

    2. We have a ghost that turns our stove on.

    miss u omg ❤

  2. wolfsoup May 12, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

    Libby, don’t be scared of the chicken chopping! It’s pretty slimy, but otherwise not as terrifying as it looks. I would be terrified of the ghost stove though… that sounds dangerous. If it makes you feel any better, I think I might be possessed by a ghost and/or have magical magnetic powers which totally screws with all appliances around me. Yesterday I think I killed one of C’s keyboards. Luckily that thing was annoying as hell.

  3. Jane May 15, 2011 at 1:55 am #

    Hey Sally, your blog rocks & I really want some of that chicken! I’m going to have those Thai pepper seeds I promised you at work, in case you stop by…please do, we miss you!
    Jane

    • wolfsoup May 16, 2011 at 1:06 am #

      Jane! Aw, thanks for remembering my blog and reading it! I’ll come by soon- do you work Mondays? Regardless, I’ll come by this week.

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