Not only has this been an insane week of pure social engagements and welcomed obligations, but we got a cat. We never thought we would get a cat. Never. He has a name, but we're not sure that its going to stick. He's a sweet little guy that we learned is very social. He loved it when we had people over. I thought he'd run and hide or runaway with the backdoor open, but instead both of our furry kids were out and about. Debo loves parties and having people over. His favorite, just like mine, is sitting around the fire pit. You MUST be outside in this weather. Its out of control beautiful!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! I don't want to do anything but be outside and most of all I want to be camping and hiking.
Dadchlor Party BBQ. I had nothing to do with this. I just showed up and all of this was here. Matt was grilling and Nick Mettry and Thomas Bowman were cooking peppers and making potato salad. What's a Dadchlor Party? I thought I had coined the phrase, but apparently its a thing. Our great friend Thomas, he lives in Chicago, was in town with his lovely wife and mother to be Katie. We decided Thomas needed a pre fatherhood day. I'm not sure if a baby shower is exactly calling it even. The guys spent the entire day doing fun outdoor things and came back to grill tons of meat. Matt chose his favorite cuts such as del monaco and flat iron, and Thomas chose prime steaks. They also had the Korean style cut ribs. It was all grilled to perfection, seasoned well and the ribs were marinated slightly spicy and really tasty.
For the sides Thomas sautéed shisito peppers in a wok with sherry vinegar. There was also butter poached radishes and Nick made a mustard and mayo based potato salad. Yum! Happy to spend the entire night outside.
Next day, our first catering gig! Our Aunt Julie Tibbs had her house on the kitchen tour this year. The Kitchen Tour of Nichols Hills raises money for the Food Bank. After the tour ended, we headed over to cook for her party outdoors.
Here's the team! The Caterers. Our awesome friend Annah joined us for this great occasion of fried chicken dinner in Oklahoma City. Help much needed. Thanks Annah! Good job team!
Fried chicken on premises. Come on! Now THAT is a great caterer.
And pretty entertaining for guest.
You with me?
The request was to recreate the meal we had cooked for Easter. Fried Chicken has always been the most memorable meals we have fed people. Its such a casual meal that people seem to have more fun. We had a fried chicken taste test many many years ago. That was a lot of fun. We tried many different methods of frying chicken. From soaking it in buttermilk, to different types of oils. We have finally nailed it. You can get the recipe by searching Fried Chicken on the blog.
We heard that this was the best fried chicken and mac n' cheese they had ever had! This recipe can also be found on the blog by searching mac n cheese. I made a slight alteration with the cheeses, but not much. Its just as good without the ham.
The Meal. A creamy, yet citrusy cole slaw, dream creamy mac n cheese with ham, fried chicken, pickle bar, and fried biscuits. The fried biscuits were inspired from a one of the first food trucks that Matt and I had ever been to together. Also one of the firsts I can remember of in Okc. Bobo's fried chicken is this great chicken wing truck that also has these fried breads covered in honey. Matt fried up good ole Grands! biscuit in a can. We had some big fans of those lil guys. Great meal if I do say so myself.
Frying chicken on the spot instead of just showing up with trays of casseroles or cold chicken is pretty hardcore for a first gig, or any gig. I'm gonna say it was a success! Also a lot of fun to do, besides the washing of the dishes. Have a great week! It feels like Sunday instead of Monday today. So, I treated it like it was a Sunday. Thank you peaceful day.