Saturday, October 23, 2010

week 42: hill country chicken

fried chicken is an acquaintance of mine.
i've met it before, it says hi to me in the hallways, and i certainly have nothing against it... 
but in my wee days, when faced with the two children's menu staples of chicken fingers or mac and cheese,
my choice was always, always, always mac and cheese. 
something about the inconsistency of the breading from wansternaut to wansternaut is probably what did it.
{sorry, wansternaut is restaurant in wee me talk}
i simple never developed that intimate relationship with chicken fingers that i have with so many other foods.
but with today's visit to 
i finally have a trusted friend in fried chicken.
in making up for lost time {or in saving room for pie at the end}
i got a kids meal :-)
two everythingisbiggerintexas chicken tenders
can you pretty please substitute my fries for 
cheesey mashed tatoes
a buttermilk biscuit!
and an ample amount of honey mustard, hot sauce, honey, and ketchup. mmmmm sauce!
wow those are some juicy chicken tenders!!!
juicy and sweet and soft. and the protective shell was thick and crunchy and... oh it all tasted so fresh!
it transcended the impressions that my childhood chicken tenders had ingrained in me. 
so yummy. and even yummier was this sequence:
dip a chickens in hot sauce, then dip it in honey mustard, then eat it, and then immediately take a bite of the biscuit 
{to create the illusion of a biscuit sandwich}
the mashed tatoes were fine. i kept praying they'd turn into mac and cheese. but you can't eatem all. 
dessert was a baby pie!!
it's happening, it's really happening:
pies are the new donuts which were the new cupcakes until pies became the new cupcakes. 
and by commutative property:
pies are the new cupcakes.
whoopie!!!!!! {no pun intended, but get it? i thought it was clev.}
anyways, as much as i wanted to report back that i ate an apple cheddar pie,
i was way more in the mood for the 
whiskey buttermilk pie!
 it was adorable. almost like a lighter, soupier crack pie. 
the whiskey took me a second to register. but it's there. oh it's there.

dear hill country chicken,
thanks for making me a friend in fried chicken.
also thanks for being there for all of the people who think they want kfc but would rather enjoy a finer meat and a longer life. 



hill country chicken is on the corner of 25th and broadway
 {a block away from its mommy, hill country barbecue}


Jody said...

When you write I can taste it!

Laura said...

I miss biscuits! In Asia, even the KFCs don't have biscuits.

Maddy said...

wee me was a picky eater and didn't try mac and cheese until I was about 12 or 13.. yes, it's true. I always went fried chicken and I would eat the breading, haha

Megan said...

I am a sucker for fried chicken and that looks delicious.

Karen McGee said...

this food speaks to my soullllllllll. nomnomnom.

Sara said...

I am nostalgic for crispy, juicy chicken tenders now, dipped in mashed potatoes and squashed between two pieces of biscuit.


Brittany said...

yummy! That kids meal is HUGE! Perfect size for an adult or three small children :) lol

Love the little pie! TOO ADORABLE! yummy!

Red Boots said...

Whisky buttermilk pie? My oh my, that sounds like the best thing ever.

In Scotland we have a certain 'delicacy' - macaroni pie. Yes, macaroni cheese in a pie. You can't get it anywhere outside of Scotland. And as disgusting as it sounds, and carb heavy as it sounds, it's actually pretty damn amazing. Though probably goes some way in explaining why Scotland has one of the highest rates of heart disease!


Jude said...

HELLO deliciousness! Love those biscuits and chicken :) Everything looks carbtastic and fry-licious!

elle said...

I can't believe you only have 10 more to go! How cute is that baby pie? I love it!

la petite coquine said...

I am drooling and my stomach is actually aching from how badly I would like one of those chicken tenders. Amazing.

my name is lauren. said...

how you don't weigh 300 pounds, i don't know.

but i'm super impressed by it. now i want to eat fried chicken and a mini crack pie, but sadly, if i ate those i probably would weigh 300 pounds :).

keep eating so i can live vicariously through you!

Alexandra said...

Oh my goodness, this looks so amazing. And how cute is that baby pie? Precious!!

Meghan said...

oh my goody gosh that looks soo yummy. I think I have problems when it comes to fried chicken - I love it so much. I could seriously taste it from your photos. Yum!

Thanks for stopping by my blog too! It made my day :) I'm your newest follower, you have a great blog!

Meghan said...

PS - Just read you go to Julliard as a music student? Do you know Joel Sachs? I'm on the board for the Land's End Chamber Ensemble in Calgary and he was our guest conductor and pianist last weekend! So, I was just wondering :)

Heartfire At Home said...

Mmmmmm yummy! Everything sounded so good, and your writing cracked me up!! (Not sure if that's a term only we Aussie's use, but it's a really good thing!).

Thanks for popping by my blog, I'm excited to have found another great blog to visit! Looks like I'm a little late on the restaurant scene, 52 restaurants in 52 weeks is great going!!

Linda. x

alexkeller said...

kid's meals are usually a normal portion these days ... but i'm loving that light fixture in the dining area :)

bethani said...

fried chicken and macaroni and cheese!!! sounds like you just hit up a mom and pop diner in a country texas town.

as silly as it sounds, i'm 26 and must have macaroni and cheese as a side dish at all holiday gatherings. thanks for making me feel at home!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

YUMMY! All that food sounds amazing :)

Kimbirdy said...

oh boy, i used to love chicken fingers. i'm vegetarian now, but i still get the cravings every now and then. but really, that pie is what activated the cravings today. how adorably delicious!

Life As I Show It said...

Gotta love fried chicken! Being a Texan it's certainly a must. The pie looks delish...

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