Father’s Day is the traditional time to celebrate with your family and let Dad know how much he means! But this year my girls are both going to be out of town on Father’s Day, and my son is working at a Boy Scout fundraiser all day. So we decided to have our celebration a week early this year, and have a cookout with some grilled Tyson Buffalo Style Chicken Wings.
I bought the Chicken Wings at Sam’s Club, and was able to sample them before I bought, since Tyson was having a demo that day. It is always fun to snack as you shop! I knew my husband would love the spiciness of the wings, and I love not having to do much preparation except heat the grill. Quick and easy meals are always my favorite. You can see all the details of my shopping trip in my Google Plus album.
This spring hasn’t been the greatest for my husband, because he hurt his back a few weeks ago. He is always on the go and doing projects, but he has had to spend most of the past month sitting around, resting up and healing. Luckily the kids were able to finish getting the boat ready for the summer after he hurt his back, so at least he has been able to do some of his resting in his favorite spot, out on the water.
So we started out our early Father’s Day with an afternoon boat trip, during which we did absolutely nothing except relax, since it is still too cold to swim here. It was nice just enjoying the sunshine and spending time together though. My husband and the kids wanted to go back out after dinner to fish, so they didn’t want me spend a long time making dinner, which was fine with me! The chicken wings are a perfect simple meal, since you can just grill them frozen straight out of the bag.
To go along with the meal I made Salt Potatoes, since those are my husband’s favorite summer time food. These are a traditional Upstate NY dish that involves boiling small potatoes with a pound of salt and drenching them in butter. They are not very healthy, but quite tasty! I also microwaved some corn and grilled some eggplant slices to toss with tomatoes, so we had plenty of vegetables to round out our meal.
The wings were perfect on the grill, and had just enough spiciness. I have tried to make chicken wings from scratch before, but it has never worked out. It is hard to get the seasoning right, and the sauce doesn’t stick, and it was not worth the fuss. The convenience of just being able to throw them on the grill and let them cook while I made some side dishes was great.
You can see my husband loaded up his plate with his favorites, the wings and potatoes, although he did eventually eat an ear of corn too. I don’t think he saved any room for eggplant!
Everyone loved the wings, and the kids gobbled them up, even my picky 17 year old. My son managed to get sauce all over his face and hands, and ate almost as many wings as my husband.
We had a great cook out, and enjoyed the nice weather, summer grilling and eating outside. After dinner they went back out in the boat and caught a few (small) fish, so the day was a success all the way around.
Right now Tyson is having a “Great Dads Earn Their Wings with Tyson” promotion on Facebook, and you can order Dad a lapel pin and create a Father’s Day card through the promotion. Just click on the “Get Him Wings” icon on the Tyson Facebook page to get one for your dad!
Let me know how you are celebrating this Father’s Day!