Chicken and Waffles a la Daddy

02/07/2014 1:00 AM

02/02/2014 1:56 PM

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There is a really interesting restaurant in downtown Raleigh called Beasley's Chicken + Honey. Ashley Christensen has become a famous local chef and entrepreneur who has worked to bring good food and spirits to our city. She owns Beasley's.

This hip joint has tables with stools and serves fried chicken on a waffle - with honey.

I ate there a while back, and it was good. Reminded me a bit of my grandma's southern (South Carolina) cooking.

After the girls went one night with Uncle Jesse and came back with rave revues, I figured Ashley might be on to something. I'm always looking for new meals!

So - I bought a box of Eggo's and some Tyson chicken nuggets. I plugged in the toaster and turned the microwave on high.

I was so looking forward to THE early evening question...

"Dad, what's for dinner?"

"You're gonna like this one! Remember when you went downtown with Uncle Jesse to that cool restaurant?"

"The one with chicken and waffles?"

"Oh yeah," I said with slight bit of swag.

I am THE man! I couldn't believe I was so clever. I remembered something they liked and had put this meal together ON MY OWN!

As I brought the plates to the table, I could see their faces fall.

"Get the ketchup," Michelle dourly requested.

DJ was more blatant in her criticism.

"This is disgusting. Can I eat the waffle now and come back in thirty minutes for the nuggets? It's like two different meals. YUCK!"

I don't understand. They do this on Good Morning Americaevery week! They have a model come out in a very expensive dress that looks nice, and they find a similar outfit that came from Walmart. No one can every tell the difference.

I mean it was the exact same combination that Ashley had served up the week before - which they loooved!

What is wrong with these people who live with me???

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