Left and right wings for election night

Food columnist Ken Wilson offers up an election night recipe, with spices to suit different types of candidates.

Do you know there is an election tomorrow in Williams Lake and Regional District areas, along with school board contests?

Some people don’t know and don’t care if there is an election. They won’t vote.

I’m amazed people will not exercise one of their most fundamental rights as citizens of this country.

I’ve heard all the sad tales of why people won’t cast a ballot and I think most it is a crock.

What I can’t understand is why so few people vote. I suspect if you took the vote away, those who didn’t vote, would squawk the loudest. Also, it’s my impression that people who don’t vote, bellyache the most, when the government does something wrong, according to their beliefs.

I like the laws in Australia that govern elections.

It says, if you do not vote during an election, there will be a fine and it will go directly onto your taxes. As a result the turnout in that country is very high.

What do we need to do to get more people out to cast a ballot.

For election night, let’s cook some political wings. Maybe election evening could be ‘Wing Night’ at home as we listen, and watch to see who wins a tough councillor race and who might be stepping into the ‘big chair’ at city hall.

Mayor’s Chair Night Wings

First we start with a enough left wings and right wings to make about 3 ½ pounds.

• 1 ½ cups of brown sugar – politicians can be sweeter.

• 2/3 cup of mustard, nothing like a little tartness for inexperienced councillors.

• 3 tbsp soy sauce. This binds all of the other ingredients together for a tasty political sauce.

Cut up each wing into two pieces and remove the tip. Brown chicken in a pan with a little butter or oil or both, until golden brown.

Turn a slow cooker to low, put in chicken, then include the  BS (brown sugar), mustard, and soy sauce in the pan until it all becomes liquid, then pour over the wings in the pot and cook for up to eight hours.

Great combination of right and left wings to make up a quick and tasty snack.

Make salad along with this and voila, you have a tantalizing temptation for a tumultuous evening that may be titillating politically!

Again, please get out and vote folks.

You can do it, it’s not that hard and the time taken to do your democratic duty is very little.

Remember democracy works better when everyone takes part!

Bye for now and Goood Cooking.

Ken Wilson is a freelance columnist with the Tribune/Weekend Advisor.


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