Sunday, January 17, 2016

Amazing City Chicken

I know you may be saying to yourself City Chicken? What is City Chicken, many locations call it something different, I am a Pittsburgher and here we call it City Chicken. Many locations call it Mock Chicken, Mock Drumsticks. Do you have a particular name you call this dish. 

This dish is popular in cities throughout the Eastern Great Lakes region of Ohio and Michigan as well as Northeastern Appalachian regions in Pennsylvania and upstate New York. It is most common in metropolitan areas of Pittsburgh, Scranton, Harrisburg, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Erie, Detroit as well as a few others. 

Pork is typically the meat used and depending on you location could be the variation of how this dish is prepared. While we in the Pittsburgh are would most likely to bread the meat and then bake, while in Birmingham the meat may be marinated, battered then deep fried. The grocery stores in my area sell the wooden screwers with the pork cubes and package it as "City Chicken" while others include pork, veal and beef in the package. I have in fact had them with pork and veal, can you say awesome! This is my favorite meal and is very simple to prepare. 


Pork cut into 1- 1-1/2" cubes.
1 Egg 
1/4 Cup Milk (small amount of milk to mix with egg)
2 Cups Italian Style Bread Crumbs
Wooden Screwers 

Garlic Powder 
Onion Powder

Heat oven to 325 degrees. 
Beat egg with milk. 
Thread meat onto the screwers.
Dip the meat sticks in first the egg mixture and then the bread crumbs. (make sure to pat crumbs into meat) and lay aside.

Heat shortening in a frying pan, and then you will want to brown the meat evenly in the pan.

Place meat pieces into a 9x13 baking dish pour about 1/2 cup water over meat and cover tightly with aluminium foil. Bake slowly for at least 1 hour then remove cover and bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes or so until nice and brown. 

A must with mashed potatoes and corn...yum, YUM! 

Have you had this before? If not give it a try I promise you will NOT be disappointed. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

O'Keeffe's Working Hands Review

I have received this product for my review from Smiley360, all opinions expressed are my own. 

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands hand cream is a concentrated, highly effective moisturizer that relieves extremely dry hands. This odorless, non-greasy formula hydrates the skin – helping it retain moisture and making a difference you feel in days.

I have very dry hands as I am continuously washing them throughout the day factored with the Western Pennsylvania winters, they tend to get very dehydrated. 

O'Keeffe's Working Hand Cream is a great product for your hands as well as elbow and heel areas. It has no odor whatsoever. It rubs in very quickly and leaves no greasy feeling. There is no slippery feeling and you can resume what you were doing immediately. Only a little bit is required to effectively hydrate your hands. 

I noticed results within just a few days after beginning use. If you have dry and/or cracked hands I would highly recommend this cream for you. 

Until next time!