Shhhh. Listen! Listen harder! Do you hear anything? That's right, the rain has stopped at least at this particular moment. It beat like a drum on our roof last night - more rain than we've ever had at one time combined with really high winds. Weird weather.
You see, our house doesn't have rain gutters on it, but the water comes from the roof out of canals (pipes) and drops the 12 feet or so to the ground - the result is a dull roar when it pours like it has for the past couple of nights. Top that off with the fact that Max got into Georgie's food yesterday which is an invitation for more seizures because of the salt content in it and it works against his medication. It meant that he's drinkin' water like a little fool and consequently had to pee every 2 hours. Course he doesn't like to get wet while he's doin' that ...ya' picture it yet? It was a heck of a night!
But enough of the whining - I expect you're wondering about dinner last night. We marched to the beat of a different drum and had drumsticks baked in the oven. The skin is removed from these little beauties and the chicken coated in seasoned flour, an egg/buttermilk combination, then seasoned panko crumbs. Baked in a 425 oven for 45 minutes, the result is crispy, tender, moist, flavorful "icken". In fact, it tasted like more...much more but we were good! Promise! (We were so darn good we got to enjoy a glass of wine with our dinner).
I have a confession to make - I forgot to remove the skin from two of the drumsticks before I coated them and gave the big guy one last night along with one that had been skinned to see if he could tell the difference. He couldn't and I bet you can't tell either! Isn't that something? What it means is that you can have chicken that tastes fried, has a super crispy coating, a lot more flavor than the Colonel's AND enjoy it without the added fat calories. Bonus or what? Download Extra Crispy Oven Fried Chicken