KFC Rotten Green Chicken Lawsuit: Ex-Manager Says He Was Forced To Serve Green and Expired Chicken

KFC Rotten Green Chicken Lawsuit: Ex-Manager Says He Was Forced To Serve Green and Expired Chicken

OK, so let’s be clear, this only applies to a single KFC, in Oregon.  A former manager at said KFC alleges that the owner of his franchise not only ordered employees to serve expired chicken, but also fired employees who refused to do so.

According to the lawsuit, KFC receives boxed shipments of fresh – not frozen – chicken. The boxes indicate a “kill date” of when the birds were slaughtered and processed.  This acts like a sell by date for the chain.  Employees are instructed to not serve chicken 12 days past the “kill date.” Continue reading

Chicken (optional) and Cheese Quesadillas

Chicken (optional) and Cheese QuesadillasQuesadillas are something that I like quite a bit when I go out.  They’re tasty, full of cheese, and they’re generally fried on a griddle.  Griddle anything and its gotta be good, I’m sure I could make a case for my socks tasting good as long as there was enough butter and a griddle involved.

I’m also a firm believer that most things I make at home will, with some research, practice, and a bit of love, turn out better than any dish served by any restaurant.  No different here, then.  I got an email from some fantastic family back East giving me some feedback on what I’m doing here.  In there was also a desire for a quesadilla recipe.  I’m working on the rest my dear, but here’s something to munch on while you’re waiting. Continue reading

Grandma Irene’s Chicken, Biscuits, and Gravy.

Chicken and Biscuits and GravyMy other half introduced me to this recipe.  It was his grandmother’s.  Passed down to his mother.  Like all good recipes it’s been passed down to him.  This is a recipe we love.  It’s comfort food at its utmost pinnacle.  If you look up home cooking in the dictionary, you might very well find this recipe.  Happiness on a plate. Continue reading

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken

Spicy Thai Basil ChickenAs I’m sitting on the couch watching Top Chef and writing this, one of the best people on the face of the planet made a comment on my blog that I should post this recipe.  Spooky.  I can’t tell you how much I love this recipe.  I first had this at a restaurant we wandered into in Boston.  Ostensibly we were going to a one-minute film festival (hundreds of one minute films played on outdoor screens.)  The films were bizarre and we thought food might be a better idea.  I decided to try something different.  This dish was the result.  Thanks to bad films!   I had no idea what was in it, but I was transfixed.  Basil, chicken, spicy….fantastic!  I looked around for a good recipe and didn’t really find one that made me too happy.

Cue much experimentation, trial, and error.  What follows is a fairly simple recipe that’s better than anything I’ve gotten at a Thai restaurant, anywhere – New York, Boston, Seattle, Chicago, LA…anywhere.  My kitchen, seemingly, is where it’s at as far as Spicy Thai Basil.  The secret is really oyster sauce.  It’s one of those things that you may never have even seen before, but it’s one of those things that goes into many great Chinese and Thai food dishes that you could never figure out how to make at home.  This recipe will feed four quite comfortably. Continue reading