My friends in church know that my favorite part of the chicken is the neck. Each time we have a potluck fellowship, which is often, they would give me all the necks.
Sometimes I gather as many as a dozen and I would be up to my neck with necks. Marvelous!
This was up until I went for my next medical work-up. My cholesterol shot through the rafters. After making me confess what my diet consisted of and what my favorite foods were, my doctor said, “Enough of chicken neck!”
I found out later that one neck with skin is the biggest source of cholesterol in a chicken—all 159 calories of it—that will take 36 minutes of walking to burn!
I decided to switch to wings. One piece has only 99 calories and will take 20 minutes to burn. Well, I thought, I walk one hour a day so that should take care of wings.
About this time, my husband and I visited our grandson, Adrian, in California. When one day the little one chose to dine at Wing Zone, my pulse sprinted. Grace in food baskets—all the wings one could eat!
Now that I am back home, I should remember to tell my friends that I have switched from necks to wings. Since wings come in pairs, I should be getting 24 instead of a dozen in our next potluck fellowship.
“I believe I can fly,” is an apt song to sing at this point.
(I am poor in Math, so I could not compute how many calories two dozens of wings would add up to.)