It is sports mania on roids in my home these days. I should clarify that sports mania is usually always in motion because that’s how I’ve raised my boys, but these days it’s in overdrive. Between March Madness, 24-7 discussion about the NBA Draft, Little League and coaching, I feel like the center of the universe pivots from ESPN, the baseball field and sports radio. There is a serious lack of balance.
Thankfully there is always food (like these sweet and spicy wings) to bring balance to chaos. Wings are one of Cole’s favorites. I haven’t quite got the buy-in from my oldest boy, but that’s what the onion rings (and burger, obviously not seen here) are for. When it comes to the little dude, I just make sure his are boneless, which usually amounts to chicken fingers slathered in sauce (#winglover in training).
These wings though? Get your beverage of choice ready. They are a little sweet and spicy, sometimes extra spicy if you take it with added bites of the Thai Chilies. See those tiny little peppers? Naomi grew up on them and has slowly been building up my heat tolerance with those little green sticks of dynamite.
Admittedly, I’m a tad jealous that she enjoys them like Pop Rocks, while I mindfully make sure mine are chopped small and judiciously sprinkled for a more controlled approach. Nevermind the photos that are rained with them. Can you guess who got to them for before they were shot?
Naomi . . . and Cole (??). Forever my best critic, he said it needed some more “spicy”.
Apparently, if he doesn’t get drafted by the NBA or MLB, he’s going to one up his parents and become a chef.