Tonight will be left-over fried chicken that I made yesterday with a big pan of Southern Mac and cheese. My daughter and her fiance came down from Boston so since I know her man LOVES fried chicken, I brined some in buttermilk and Sriracha and some spices Saturday night into yesterday and got out the cast iron pan and Crisco and fried some up. Came out amazing.
I only make this dish maybe once or twice a year and it still never ceases to amaze me how crispy and yummy it is now that I use Crisco instead of only vegetable oil. I also add a little cornstarch to the dredge. The mac and cheese was a new recipe to me. I used eggs instead of making a roux for the binder. Absolutely delicious. I used 5 cheeses and it came out really good. It has been really hot in CT so leftovers are great. I will only have the oven on for a short time to heat the chicken.