Fall is here and that means that the NHL season will be in full swing in no time. The official season opener is this Thursday, October 1st, so what better excuse to have your friends over to watch the game? Don't worry about feeding that crowd because nothing goes better with hockey than simple chicken wings and some ice-cold drinks. The perfect party food, chicken wings are inexpensive, easy to make, and with all your options in terms of marinades, rubs and dipping sauces, they'll easily please any crowd. But if you're really pressed for time and don't have the time to get creative, you can't go wrong with our Two Way Wings. It's a simple recipe for both hot and honey garlic wings, which are sure to please any crowd. When preparing wings, always remember to cut off the wing tip before cooking. As they tend to burn and there's not much meat on there to begin with, it’s best to save those tips for your next chicken stock recipe. Baking your wings in the oven is the easiest and healthiest method of cooking, but you can also try frying them or cooking them over a charcoal grill for a rich and smoky flavour. Once they’re out of the oven, there’s nothing left to do but cut up some carrot and celery sticks, and the munchies are all set for the big game. You might also set out some empty bowls to put those discarded bones for quick and easy cleanup afterwards. As for what type of beer will go best with your wings, the votes are in - as long as the beer is ice-cold, any choice is sure to complement those wings perfectly. Hosting your friends is a great, economic alternative to crowded pubs, so have the gang over this week for wings and beer to celebrate the kickoff of our beloved national sport!