Everyday Mom's Meals: Where is Spring?

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Where is Spring?

So...as I type this, outside it looks like Old Man Winter has come to visit. In April. As I told someone this morning, Tax Day and Snow on the ground shouldn't happen in the same 24 hour period!

You gotta love when Mother Nature makes you out to be a liar. Food blogger touts "Grilling season is finally here." Mother Nature "Hold my beer."

I'm so thankful I planned soup for dinner today and not something that would require me to stand outside in this wind, cold, rain and yes, even a few flurries now and then.

Had I not decided on soup, these would have been an excellent choice as well. Why? Because the oven does all the work! I'm sure they would taste amazing on the grill as well, but when the weather doesn't cooperate it's nice to have a few of these indoor substitutions in your back pocket.

These are filled with flavor, and come out juicy and tender too. I love serving them with some mashed potatoes and noodles .(Here in Indiana, that means noodles on top of potatoes, but you do what makes you happy!)

If spring ever decides to show up, and stay longer than 24 hours, we will be grilling every chance we get. But until then, or even on rainy days, these will do just fine!

Cajun Drumsticks
10 chicken drumsticks, patted dry
3 TBS Cajun seasoning, see below
5 TBS butter

2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 1/2 tsp. paprika
2 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 

In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients for seasoning. Measure out 3 TBS. Store remainder in an airtight container. 
Preheat oven to 400. Place wire racks on large baking sheet. Spray with nonstick spray. Sprinkle chicken with seasoning, making sure to cover all sides. Lay on racks. Add 1/2 TBS (half a tab) to each drumstick. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown and juices run clear.

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