Friday, May 21, 2010

If you sometimes cook a chicken and Welcome to new readers.

If you sometimes cook a chicken

Recently, i was forced to butcher a beloved hen because of some injuries.

I hate that, but if i'm going to do it, i would like to also enjoy eating the meat.  Meaning, i want it to taste good.

I stumbled upon a great thing to do to flavor a chicken.

Put it in your crock pot on low and stick one cayenne pepper inside.

The whole bird was flavored wonderfully, and it wasn't too spicy hot.  It was great.

There's your tip for today.

Welcome to new readers

I noticed, today, that this blog has several new followers who i don't think i've met.  So i thought, maybe we should write something, so they'll have something to follow.  And i also just want to say Howdy! and thank you for reading.  Please feel free to add your comments and educate us with your experience.


  1. I am very proud of you for eating your pet bird. I know it is hard to remember that they are livestock! I personally do not like chicken unless it is BBQ or fried..... or with dumplings..... so that helps. I have my favorite birds..... but actually unless the chicken is a rooster I am not sure if I will ever be able to eat one of the ones I have raised. I am so silly and attached and no matter how many times I keep telling myself that they are livestock..... I love them like pets... No matter how many I have.... (I stopped counting after 40) I love them. That is who I am- I love my livestock!

  2. Thanks. It wasn't so hard to eat her as it was to butcher her. Once that part is done, i can get past that she was my darling. It would have been easier to just bury her, but we're trying to be very practical around here. I think of it this way - that the purposes of livestock include (but are not limited to) beautifying my life and my yard, providing entertainment, and providing food for my family. In light of that, burying her instead of butchering her seemed disrespectful of her purpose - like it would have been a waste. It was bad enough that she had to die so early in her life. It was hard. But i'm really glad we did it the way we did it.


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