If I hadn’t named this blog Wine In Mom, then it’s likely I would have called it Fried Chicken and Fine Wine. Because I love fried chicken and I love combining something classy with some thing comforting. I would have fried chicken and wine every week if I could but, I’m not great at frying chicken (or frying anything for that matter). But my neighbor is great at it and we have a deal, that if I buy, he fries. Doesn’t get better than that does it?
Last week when I was at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, I got to try chicken and waffles for the first time. This is one of those meals that is on my food bucket list. Yes, I have a food bucket list and I crossed a few off on my recent Disney trip.
On the first night of DSMM we were treated to a wonderful dinner at Epcot which included fried chicken and mashed potatoes served in a waffle cone. I picked one up for myself and then my husband grabbed one for me because that combo had my name all over it.
The first day we were home from Disney, I knew I had to recreate that dish.
Here’s what I did:
1. Make Mashed Potatoes, this recipe is great or you can use instant if you like.
2. Make Fried Chicken, this is recipe is great, I ended up using Trader Joe’s Frozen Breaded chicken tenders, cause like I said bad at frying.
3. Once mashed potatoes are done and warm but not too hot, spoon them into the waffle cone, then top with fried chicken.
4. Drizzle with a topping, I used honey but you could use BBQ sauce, sriracha, ranch dressing or anything else that you would like on chicken and mashed potatoes.
I love that this meal is self contained, no need for a side dish. It can me made simply or from scratch and it’s just fun, whimsical and delicious.
When I had it for dinner on Monday I was instantly taken back to all the fun I had at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. And that is what comfort food does it takes you back.
My family was invited to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. We received discounted rates and tickets. All thoughts and opinions are my own.