Sunday, March 14, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up

Bachelor Pad Closing
Well, as I type, Alexis is on her way home from Florida so thus ends the Bachelor Weekend at Chez Nibble Me This.

You'd probably expect me to be running around cleaning the house but honestly, the boys and I have kept it in good shape while she's gone. Yeah, I know, I'm surprised too.

No recipe tonight, just a quick shot of dinner, grilled buffalo chicken sandwiches. Real meals and recipes resume this week.

These were huge breasts. There really is a bun under that mammoth boobage, look.

I marinated them in a vinaigrette using that fig infused balsamic vinegar. Wow oh wow does that translate well on the grill! I was surprised that I could taste it but the extra sweet tang came through.

TIP: A lot of people use plain italian dressing as a chicken marinade for grilling. Try using the fig vinegar instead of plain vinegar, trust me, you won't be sorry.

Just before they came off of the grill, I gave them a dip in a pool of medium buffalo sauce (equal parts hot sauce and melted butter).

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