I grew up in the next town over from Ladd. Fried chicken is a very big deal in that part of the state. I'll give it to ya, Rip's does a great job at chicken. However, for my time and money Lanuti's (directly across the street from Rips) is where I go. Family style fried chicken dinners, Schlitz on tap, and they serve fried turtle! http://www.lanutis.com/
Our fridge is stocked with both mine and my boyfriend's summer faves: Bell's Oberon, Summer Shandy, and (even though it's not a beer) Woodchuck's Summer Cider. So much deliciousness!
@ GKlose - I've been using AB's stock recipe. I figure if any guy has it figured out, it's him, right? Well, I guess I underestimated how much he reduced, because it seems to be where my problem lies. Thanks for all of your suggestions too. I'm going to stockpile wing tips after the Super Bowl.
Thanks for all of the suggestions, everyone!
dbcurrie your blog post is definitely thorough and helpful. I like the idea of thinking of stock as more of a concentrate, rather than a fluid. After all, you can always add water later.
Chicken feet is also a great idea! I'll give that a shot next time too. If this doesnt work out this time, I have some great jumping off points for Chicken Stock 4.0.
It was a whole carcass. I have an 8 quart stock pot, and I let it reduce down to about six quarts. I have it back on the burner today to reduce it further, in hopes that'll help it set up.
Give me some diced onions and some mustard! I'm warming up to sport peppers too.
Wow, so many great suggestions! Now to convince my boyfriend that he should eat mushrooms.. I've always wanted to experiment with them, but have always felt limited by the picky eater I live with.
I've found my favorite to be roasted buttnernut squash made with veggie stock, mixed with spinach and topped with bleu cheese.. Yum!
Plan B in Chicago. Maybe my head is in the wrong place, but it always makes me think of the morning-after pill.
Every once in a while, I'll contract a case of The Mean Reds. No, that's not some sort of a rash, it's a bout of anxiety that puts you in an emotional funk. The term was coined by Holly Golightly in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's," and her only remedy for The Mean Reds was a trip to the aforementioned jewelery store.
Well, since I don't have a budget for Tiffany's the next best place is the produce department. I like the grab whatever is in season, take it home, and whip up something for dinner. The challenge of utilizing seasonal produce, paired with a glass of wine, and my iPod blasting cures any case of The Mean Reds I may have.
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