Kitchen Concoctions: Light A FIRE Under My.......

Friday, May 15, 2009

Light A FIRE Under My.......

Recently I was in the mood for BBQ chicken sandwiches. Like every time I make BBQ chicken sandwiches I put the chicken on to boil. My phone then rang and I went into the other room to answer it. When I came back into the kitchen to check on the chicken I saw HUGE yellow flames swarming up the sides of my pot. Thick black smoke began to fill the air. The first thing that went through my head was "OMG, my apartment is going to burn down" my next thoughts went to my neighbor who lived down the street from me when I was a kid, whose house DID burn down due to a kitchen fire. My next thought was "Quick were is the camera.... I need pictures for the blog". I then had a some what rational thought and was able to pull my self together enough to think "OMG WHAT DO I DO; I HAVE A GREASE FIRE". I then remembered that I needed to find the baking powder to smoother the flames. I raced to my pantry (I have a small apartment kitchen, so I actually took two steps) and feverishly looked for the baking soda. Meanwhile my vision is getting blurry, due to the smoke. I then think "Oh no- the smoke alarm is going to go off and the sprinkler system is going to go off- Where is that DAMN baking soda!"

Finally I find the baking soda. I run over to the stove top and carefully lift up and remove the pot of chicken. As I do this I spill boiling hot water everywhere. The flames then shoot even higher. My heart is racing and my hands are shaking. I cannot seem to open the box of that DAMN baking soda. Then when I think I am doomed, I am able to rip open the box of baking soda and smother the fire. I then breathe a sigh of relief and gag as smoke fills my lungs. I stumble to the sliding glass door and open it, followed by all the other windows. My dog and cat and I then laid down on the floor hugging each other and bowing down to my new hero:

RIP baking soda; thanks for making a sacrifice for me and my home and my beloved pets. I know you had dreamed of being a part of something tasty like cakes, cookies, or biscuits; but know that you were not used in vain- you are a hero:

After I calmed down a bit and I cleaned up my mess. I continued boiling the chicken, (just because a had a traumatic experience with my life flashing before my eyes doesn't mean I still wasn't ravishly hungry and craving BBQ chicken sandwiches; I mean come on I worked up a big appetite fighting a fire). In honor of the baking soda and my quick firefighting skills is this "hot" BBQ chicken sandwich.

Fireman’s Special BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

2 chicken breasts
4 hamburger buns
½ a batch of spicy BBQ sauce (reciope follows)

Boil chicken in a large pot of water for 20 minutes, or until cooked. Remove from water and shred chicken. Pour approximately ½ of the prepared Spicy BBQ sauce over chicken (you can add more if you like) and toss to coat. Serve on hamburger buns. Makes enough for four sandwiches.

Spicy BBQ Sauce:
1 Cup ketchup
3 Tablespoons hot/spicy Mustard
4 Tablespoons worstershire sauce
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
½ Tablespoon lemon juice
4 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1 Tablespoon honey
2 teaspoon chipotle hot sauce
Pinch of salt
Combine all BBQ sauce ingredients in sauce pan and let simmer on very low heat for 10 minutes.

Defiantly worth the fight; thanks Baking Soda for saving the day and my BBQ chicken sandwiches!
Oh, PS-
It just happens to be National BBQ Month- so Have a Happy Month barbecuing!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! For such a scary moment in life, you tell the story with a great sense of humor :) Three cheers for baking soda!


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