Monday, January 5, 2009

As promised, I am going to tell you a little history about each of the "Legends" behind my Spice Blends.

Today I'll give you the history of "Ol' Harold's Wheel of a Deal Fried Chicken Seasoning" - which is available for sale here :

Ol' Harold is really my dear ol' Dad - who actually was a Car Salesman for 37 years and was known to most people as Ol' Harold. He owned and operated Rowe Motor Company in Nebraska City, NE from 1967 - 2004. He had quite a personality and loved to talk to his customers and tell funny stories (maybe that's where I got it from!). I chose the western theme for this story because of his love of watching old black and white westerns on Sunday mornings. The cartoon on the label was drawn of him in the 1970's by Paul Fell (artist) and was used in many newspaper ads over the years. And, yes, he did love Fried Chicken, so this Spice Blend is definately fitting.

This SPICE BLEND is so easy to use. The directions are included on the label of the packet, but here are more detailed directions if needed:

1. Rinse your chicken and pat dry (paper towels work great for this)

2. In a mixing bowl, combine this spice packet with 2 cups of flour.

3. In a seperate smaller bowl, slightly beat two eggs (take a fork and break up the yolks)

4. Put a large skillet on the stovetop and add 2-3 Tablespoons of cooking oil (I use Canola)

5. Take a piece of chicken and dip in the egg mixture, then in the flour mixture until thoroughly coated.

6. Place coated chicken in frying pan and cook until golden brown. To test for doneness, just cut open one of the larger pieces - if the meat is white (not pink) then it is done!

*note: See all those crumbles left in your skillet? They make great chicken gravy! Here's how:

1. Add 2 Tbl. flour to 1 cup milk - wisk together

2. Pour milk mixture into the hot skillet and stir till a gravy forms.

3. Enjoy on top of your fried chicken, or with mashed potatoes. YUM!


  1. Thatz such a lovely story! Your blog is really it. n_n