Malloy, gathering strength for the big week ahead, is cooking up Anchor-style hot wings for the Super Bowl

The Blogster just caught Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hard at work in the Governor’s Residence kitchen, concocting a mess o’ Buffalo hot wings for the handful of friends who’ll come over for the big game. It will be a small crowd because of the frantic activities accumulating this week, including the presentation of his budget adjustments Wednesday before a joint session of the state House and Senate.

“I haven’t done my own wings for while,” he said, fondly recalling a visit to The Anchor bar in Buffalo, the cradle of chicken-wings civilization. Yes, he confided, there is hot sauce, butter “a little extra vinegar and a little extra salt.” He’s anticipating a Giants victory over the New England Crafters.