Thursday, November 14, 2013

Stream while You Steam

Now that  we have the van,  family budget is a bit tight due to the monthly dues of the car loan so I  ask my husband  if we could  switch to  Netflix with our   entertainment  access  instead of paying almost a hundred dollars with our  satellite television connection.  We are actually trying the free trial right now.  I just  opened my account a couple of days ago and  my kids are loving  the extra shows that we don't get from our current provider.  What I like about it is that, you can enjoy watching your  favorite shows for as low as $7.99 a month.  With the big holidays coming up, every home's kitchen will  be very busy again preparing for the feast.  

Netflix would be a perfect  avenue to stream while you steam on the kitchen .  If you are like me who love to watch cooking shows on TV, you probably know the  host of the show  "Take Home Chef", Curtis Stone.  My daughter and I love watching  the show and glad that  Netflix has partnered with this  famous celebrity chef to make recipes  for the  holiday.I found a recipe for Sticky Chicken Drumsticks at Curtis Stones webpage  and put my own spin to it.  Below is the original recipe of the  menu and the ingredients  I modified for my Sticky  Country Pork Ribs.

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Chinese BBQ sauce (I replaced it with Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce)
1/4 cup honey
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped (I replaced it with Golden Nugget Garlic)
1 tablespoon finely chopped  peeled fresh ginger (I used the ginger in the jar)
12 chicken drumsticks (I used  4 country style pork ribs)
2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

1.  Mix the soy sauce, barbecue sauce, honey, garlic,  and ginger in a resalable  storage bag to blend (I used a pyrex bowl with mine).  Add the chicken, add the chicken, seal the bag, and toss to  coat with the sauce.  Refrigerate for at least one hour but preferably overnight.
2.  Position an oven rock 8-10 inches from the heat source and preheat the broiler.
3.  Line a large rimmed baking sheet with heavy-duty  foil.  Transfer the drumsticks (ribs) and marinade to the prepared baking sheet and broil, turning the drumstick (ribs) occasionally and watching them closely for 25 minutes (I cooked my ribs for an hour), or until the chicken is cooked through and the marinade  has glazed it is coked  through and the  marinade glazes the chicken (ribs)
4.  Sprinkle the sesame seeds  over the chicken and serve (I did not put sesame  on my ribs)..
It was my first  time using the broiler of our  oven and I am glad that it turned out perfectly and so delicious, thanks to Curtis Stone's recipe.  We had a really nice dinner tonight and I am so surprised that a little bit of  ginger in a marinade can do a  big difference in a dish.
I would definitely be enjoying the holiday with Netflix.  If you want to add some  spice to your home cooking for the upcoming holiday, try Netflix  for a month and see how  it could add some flare to  the family's holiday get together.  My kids love the  Home Alone series so we will definitely   watch that through Netflix if it's available there.  

If you want to check out  what Netflix is in store for you, Like Netflix on Facebook and  see their holiday  guide and ideas.  You can also Follow @Netflix and Follow Netflix on Pinterest as they have some amazing  ideas to share to you.


  1. Oh, my hubby will love that! I'm not known for any cooking abilities but I can try.

  2. My friends in the USA are also subscribers of Netflix. It’s nice to be practical while getting the best entertainment on TV. ^_^

  3. I have heard so much good stuff about Netflix but never try it yet Sis :-) Congrats on the new van :-) The ribs looks so delish :-)

  4. We are big fans of Netflix, I watch more things from them than regular tv. Those ribs look amazing, definitley want to try them.

  5. I do agree with you, saving is what we truly need this days, eliminate as much things as we don't use is the best way to start, switching to netflix is indeed a good start.

  6. THis made me drool especially now that I haven't eaten anything yet... Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  7. The sauce looks great on the meat and it looks yummy!

  8. My sister-in-law has been telling me about Netflix. My husband liked the idea of switching to Netflix.

  9. it looks delish with the sauce, love to eat it with fried rice, yum!

  10. This post made me hungry. Thanks for the recipe, this surely looks delicious!

  11. Yummy foods reminds me of the upcoming holiday. Too bad I do not have fixed plans yet since finances are not that good. But still thankful we are here to witness another Christmas and the family is all well.

  12. I also love Curtis Stone! Of course, my first true love will always be Jamie Oliver. Fell in love with him at the very first episode of Naked Chef. :-) We don't have Netflix here but I do get to watch Take Home Chef on TLC. I get to watch all of Jamie's shows as well.

  13. looking at your pictures makes me want to eat,

  14. Looks yummy! We don't have netflix. My husband go online to check for recipe and we also have food channel website to watch and learn some new recipe.

  15. The same thing we did years ago was to cut our sattelite subscription and switch to Netflix. And yes I watch that show too and I love how he cooks simple dishes yet it looks so fancy. He is amazing!

  16. ohhh that looks very yummy will try your recipe very soon, thanks!

  17. This looks good. I am sure it's yummy too. I might try making it


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