I know everyone is having a much tougher time these days. I wanted to give a few suggestions for some ideas my husband and I have to done to help us through this extremely tough period.
One really BIG thing you can do to help your community is ordering food in! It’s nice for many reasons, but mostly because you’re able to help local restaurants. This way they are still able to have some sales, as well as be able to pay their employees. Some restaurants, such as Louisiana Purchase (North Side) are offering 20% off your total purchase just for helping them out a tad!
My husband’s friends were always extremely in love with Wing Wednesdays at the bar. Since we can’t go to the physical bar, every Wednesday we Zoom chat with the usual crew and make chicken wings.
The BEST wings we have purchased are from ACME Meats. The pretty much put any other chicken wings to shame for so many reasons! ACME staff has amazing skills and they are so friendly and proficient in their knowledge.
I also make sauces from scratch whether its honey garlic, hot or teriyaki! If anyone wants to know my tips and tricks for wing sauce recipes let me know. I’m more than happy to share!
Homemade fries are also my jam for Wednesdays. I cut my potatoes in good chunks, let them soak in water for a couple hours. I turn my oven to 400 degrees, drain my potatoes and place them on a tray. Throw a good dose of olive or avocado oil on them and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, stopping and flipping them half way through. I always toss them in a bowl lined with paper towels and some ketchup! These are the best when hot, and so delicious when you get them all beautifully toasted golden.
Hope everyone is doing well. Please stay safe, stay home and continue to practice your social distancing to help keep everyone safe!