Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I am not an adventurous eater...

So, we finished Fajita tonight.  He was the chicken we harvested in August.  Unfortunately, with our busy weekend, our fajita plans got cancelled, so Fajita become spaghetti and barbecue.  He was skinny and a little tough.  I think I let him get too old and I let him fend for himself a bit too much for a meat bird.  Frankly, I was a little freaked about about eating him.  Not that I thought he would make me sick, it was just that fresh chicken tastes different than store bought.  I know that is the point, but I have always eaten store bought chicken, and this just tasted different.  Not bad, in fact he had lots of flavor.  I am just not used to chicken having its own flavor.  Makes me wonder about all the other corn-fed, mass produced chicken I eat...

If we are going to do this, I am going to have to grow a backbone.  I will say I am surprised that the hard part of harvesting a chicken was eating it and not killing it.

Also, in the quest to find yummy chestnut recipes, I am deleting creamed corn with chestnuts.  Could not handle that weirdness.  I baked it yesterday to be fair, but I ate my obligatory bite and gave up.  Couldn't do Fajita and chestnuts in one meal...slow food takes some time to adjust to (ironic, don't you think?).

Please let me know if any of you have tried chestnut butter.  Thought I might try that and candied chestnuts.  I guess I should also roast them over an open fire.

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