Last week Jeff and I went to Greensboro and stocked up on goodies from the Asian market. We can get lost for hours in that store! Needless to say, since then we have been eating lots of Asian inspired dishes. A tasty and quick meal to throw together is Spicy Pan-Fried Noodles. You'll find the recipe here. It's very adaptable for vegans and those who can't eat gluten. Jeff grilled up some chicken wings with Korean bulgogi sauce and it was a delicious combination.
Jeff and I love chicken wings and we are always amazed at how much more they cost than boneless chicken breast. I remember some years back, that wings were cheap eats. The other day I was listening to Market Place on NPR, while working in the studio. Our favorite guy, Kai Ryssdal, was interviewing a chicken producer in the midwest. The chicken guy said that we are coming into "wing" season and the price will rise... and what is "wing" season? The season starts with the Super Bowl and continues through March Madness.
Yes folks, sports drives up the cost of your wings.
Meantime, back in the studio I have managed to make a few bowls this week. I squeezed these in in between tackling the year end, much dreaded, paperwork. I am trying to figure out a new routine in the studio to balance out pig assembly and creating other work. The good news is that we have landed a new piggy bank wholesale account. The first order is not overwhelming and we have already started on it. There is the possibility of needing to complete 300 +/- by late spring. The good news is that glazing will be easy. They are all going to be the same. No figuring out how many of this color or that. Finding a balance between the pig production and making other pots will be the tricky part.
I am already hatching that plan in my head.
Hey, who knows... with all these pigs flying out of the studio, we just might be able to eat more wings.