KFC released their new boneless chicken last week and we immediately went to get some this weekend.
Our fast food ingestion has significantly increased these last few months. I’m not sure what it is. I think it’s a little of a mid-life crisis since we both just have birthdays and have the sudden urge to eat like we did back in our college days.
The new boneless chicken is fried in KFC’s original recipe batter. They offer both white and dark meat. We got a 4 piece meal that comes with two pieces of each, biscuit, drink and two sides ($4.99).
From the outside appearance, it’s a little hard to tell which one is white meat and which one is dark. The boneless pieces resemble chicken wings in shape. Once you break them open, it’s pretty clear which one is white and which one is dark meat.
The white meat reminded me of KFC’s chicken tenders, except more dry. It appears to be chicken breast meat which tends to get dry when it’s fried, but this was even more dry than usual. The batter was very crunchy, though quite salty. I don’t remember the original KFC recipe being quite so salty, but it’s been a little while since I’ve had it. Normally we opt for the spicy wings when we visit.
I liked the Cookies and Cream Mug Cake I previously made, but I decided to revisit it again to create a simplified version.
Yup, this one is only 5 ingredients and just as tasty.
It’s crazy how few ingredients go into these mug cakes. When I’m making them, I keep double checking to make sure I didn’t leave out some vital ingredient.
Project Pie, a fast casual custom built pizza eatery, recently opened in San Diego. Being a huge pizza fan, I’ve definitely been wanting to try it out.
We stopped in for lunch this weekend, meeting up with Jinxi and S of Jinxi Eats.
The set-up is very similar to Chipotle, with pies being built from scratch after you order. You can either choose one of the pre-designed pies or build your own. Either way, pizzas are quickly built right in front of you with fresh ingredients. Wait time is minimal as the pizza only takes about two minutes to cook.
The operation is set up quite efficiently, with different employees being assigned specific tasks in the assembly line. By the time we got our drinks and grabbed a seat, our names were being called out.
Faced with so many different ingredient choices, I opted to try a pre-designed pie rather than end up with a pie with every ingredient offered. Even with a pre-designed one, you can change things around and at the last minute, I added some meatballs as they looked quite delicious.
# 2 Pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Crumbled Meatballs, Mozzarella, Signature Sauce, Garlic
As you may have guessed, this was DH’s choice. All meat and no veggies. I was actually pleasantly surprised that all the meat did not make the pizza too salty and I actually quite enjoyed this one. It might have been my favorite of the four.
The pizza crust is rolled super thin which is why it can cook in minutes. The crust is quite crunchy, but without tasting like a cracker. It reminded me of NY-style pizza, though not quite there yet in terms of flavor development.