Sunday, July 12, 2009

Our Fight Night Fanfare

Lee and I enjoy watching mixed martial arts. Personally, I prefer if over hockey! Gasp! How un-Canadian is that??

We flew to Montreal to attend UFC 97. Despite the main event being a lackluster performance, most other matches were great to watch. I am a huge Chuck Liddell fan and it was great to see him in what was possibly his last UFC match. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame last night which was a testament to his devotion to the sport. If you enjoy MMA, Chuck has written a book which I found to be a good read. Lots of insight into his start in MMA and the birth of UFC.

Fight Night can be a big deal at our house. We skip dinner and have a big munchie cookout. Wings are a must, and we have cheese dip, chicken wing dip, chips, salsa, guacamole, and a host of other yummies.

Last night was no different. We just did wings though last night. I was in the Hat with Tina most of the day and we brought take out from a awesome Chinese place. I make my own honey hot sauce which is our favorite. I usually make honey garlic too, but found a awesome store bought sauce that I use for that.

Sorry, I don't have a picture of the hot and fresh wings from last night. We got them done just as UFC was starting and I forgot to get some shots. Here is my Honey Hot Wing Sauce recipe.

1/4 cup Frank's Red Hot or Louisiana Hot Sauce

1/2 cup honey

1/2 tsp garlic powder (or to taste)

1/4 cup butter

Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and heat to boiling. Pour over cooked wings. Toss and serve.

The recipe can be doubled or if you find it too hot for your taste, just add more honey. And don't skip the butter! It does produce a different sauce.

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