11.070 Chicken Nuggets with Chili Sauce


15 (Sun) March 2020

Chicken Nuggets with Chili Sauce


by me

at home

-Dasmariñas Village, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines-

with the Family

GMTD is pleased to introduce the newest member of our family: Louis Le Pieux (Louis I of France is referred to in English as “Louis the Pious”).  He’s a French Bulldog, just turned 9 weeks yesterday.  (Thanks to Tia Kat for facilitating the adoption!)


I’ve always wanted a dog, but the situation was never quite right.  Now 99% certain that the books are closed on a third human child, living in a house, nearing retirement, I am at long last ready.

One concern had been the difficulty of looking after a puppy during the initial months while I was at work – W has made it clear that she will have nothing to do with it, and I have no illusions that the boys will maintain their engagement once the elation deflates in a couple weeks – but COVID-19 will likely have me working from home for awhile, at least part time.


I boiled a chicken breast and tore it into tiny bits as treats to make the little looloopoopoo feel at home and to facilitate/stimulate training.  My life’s driving passion continues to be cooking for my babies.


With the remainder of the chicken, I made nuggets, which I had experimented with last week (see 11.061 Deep-Fried Broccoli Stems), this time marinating the pieces for an hour in Yeondu, followed by a light dredge in flour then a double deep-fry.  Tremendous success.


To get W to acquiesce, I signed a lifetime contract to cook all meals for the rest of our lives.  I could’ve negotiated for less, but I am happy to take on kitchen duties, officially now and forever.  Win-win for everyone.


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