2.15.2008

wherein i learn something new...perhaps...

as we speak - more accurately, as i type - i'm roasting a whole chicken. it's only a little over 4 pounds, but it's my first one. it's just this side of terrifying, i must admit. i checked the neck...or what i assume was the neck? was a large cavity...for the oft rumored "bag o' giblets" that notoriously has been accidentally roasted within the bird a billion and one times. i found what i can only presume was the neck bone? ew. and something else that also got tossed, but no bag o' stuff. i'm hoping against hope that the folks who sent this thing to the grocery store just knew that i would be the one purchasing it and therefore took care of this little problem already.

it's a fairly small bird. maybe they didn't have room for it? pardon while i go stare at the nesco intently and will this thing to cook...

ETA: yummmmminess...beautifully roasted, and yes, there was a heart and a liver and something else that i don't really wanna know about in there when i pulled the chicken out of the roaster. luckily, they weren't in any sort of bag or anything...yes, i can be a right dumbass... :) however, the chicken fell off the bones it was so tender, and i made the best gravy. plus clio got a bit of a treat with her dinner tonight in the form of roasted heart/liver...win/win for everybody...

2 comments:

The Stepford Wife said...

LOL! :D

I remember back before Mr. Stepford, I was working a minimum wage job (like $6 an hour) and I could not afford nothing. Then I got a great job making like $15 an hour, and making overtime time-and-a-half. I went from going to McDonalds and grabbing handfulls of ketchup packets and squeezing it into bottles to save money, to having more money than I knew what to do with. One of the first things I got was a turkey, because I couldn't afford cooking them before. It seemed so... So... Excessive and luxurious.

My mother told me to pull the giblets out, and when I got the turkey, I looked in the cavity and saw none. I figured that there must have been no gibblets, and cooked it. Hurrah! Right?

Well, then I carved it and learned the hard way that sometimes they put the bag of guts in the space where the neck was... The little neck flap thing. :-/ I had this perfect turkey that tasted like burnt wax because the roaster bag I had the turkey in captured all the fumes from the wax paper.

Live and learn.

cricket said...

ohhhhhhh no!!! lol...that's exactly what had me so terrified!!! bless your heart!!

 

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