February 05, 2011

i stayed in all day.  much like this caged bird!  it was a day of virtually pushing myself to tie up some dangling-loose ends around the house.  i fought the big urge to go thrift shopping. i fought the urge to flop on the couch and read.  this here february, is making me lazy.

my major achievements today?
organizing all of the recipes i've printed off in the last year.  i put them in an ugly binder.  didn't get the chance to pretty-it-up... but will.
cleaned the basement. filled two large trash bags, one junk box and many bags for goodwill.
oh. and i made oven-roasted chicken.  a whole chicken.  from an organic chicken farmer-friend.  it still had the neck attached!  okay... this was a bit weird.  i called my friend rhonda, who is a fabulous cook... she said it was mighty fine to leave the neck on.  also, telling me people in china find the chicken necks a  delicacy (she lived in china for 2 years)!  we didn't actually eat the neck.. but, i did save it to make homemade chicken broth.
so how about you?  have you ever ate the meat off a chicken neck?
smile, wink, nod.


jamie said...

No. At least I don't think so. I am a little squeamish with chickens, so I would probably pass out if I saw that. My grandfather loved them, though.

Mitzi Curi said...

I Michelle, I love that birdcage/bird image! Would you mind if I borrowed it?

I hear next week it might get up to 50 here in Mich!