This past weekend I went home to Long Island for my mom’s birthday. We left it up to Mama B if she wished to dine out or have us at the house for a home cooked meal (which of course she would need to cook). My mom made the right choice and had my family at our house for dinner on Sunday.
Sunday afternoon my brother and I made chicken wings and my mom made Sausage and Potatoes as football snacks. My love for chicken wings will become apparent as time goes on but they are by far my favorite bar food. My biggest problem is that I don’t know where to get some good chicken wings in NYC so I usually opt to make them myself. The chicken wings we made Sunday for the Giants win did not disappoint. We went with a more mild flavor this time by not using any fresh chopped chili peppers but they still had a good kick.
The sausage and potatoes were cooked in the oven with sliced & seasoned potatoes and skinny sweet Italian Sausage.
For dinner we had my mom’s meatballs (if you know me you have probably heard about my mom’s talents in the kitchen, specifically when it comes to Italian food & meatballs). They were perfect as usual.
We decided that my mom’s gift would be a bottle of Avion. Our family loves Patron so this would be the ultimate taste test. After multiple rounds of blind tasting Patron won unanimously 3-0 but we all agreed that more of a buzz could be felt from Avion. The final verdict: don’t dismiss Avion but Patron is still #1.
Have any favorite football snacks? Meals that you just can’t seem to find out in NY the same way your mom makes them? Or a favorite place for chicken wings? Holler in the comments!