Thursday, May 24, 2007

Day of the chickens

Today is a special holy day. It is the saints day belonging to St. Sanders of All Chickens, and is celebrated by visiting sick friends and giving them a chicken. You may not have been aware of this; I certainly wasn't. But it is the only explanation for what is going on.

We have received four chickens today. Two roast, one smoked and one casseroled. The smoked one will keep forever, but I have no idea how the two of us are going to eat all the rest.

Anyone have any bright ideas?

14 Comments:

geekman said...

Mail one to me! I'm currently living on toast!

StyleyGeek said...

You can cook, you know :)

phishez_rule said...

Freeze it! They'll last forever that way. When your fridge is unearthed by archaeologists in a few thousand years, they'll conclude that we ate some kind of small headless, footless bird.

StyleyGeek said...

Can you freeze it after it's been roasted already?

geekman said...

Yes, I could cook, but it doesn't seem worthwhile for just one person.

Maybe I should hold a dinner party. That would make me cook, and if I cook craftily, I can ensure there will be a week's worth of leftovers.

PS: The word verification word for this comment is "tnffgwit." Which is the best word ever.

StyleyGeek said...

Maybe you should hold a dinner party. But first you'd have to find people to invite. Do you actually like anyone enough to cook for them?

Badaunt said...

You can mail another one to me. Maybe chicken goes with fu? I have lots of fu and don't know what to do with it. (The Man is away.)

geekman said...

styleygeek - good point.

badaunt - is fu tofu? 'Cos if it is, it's not food, and would probably have a hard time scraping into the category "edible."

So I'd either use it as substrate for growing exciting molds as an experiment, or slip it under the bed of someone you don't like and wait for it to evolve and engulf them.

Queen of West Procrastination said...

Yes, you can freeze roasted chicken. Very much so. I'd just recommend slicing it up first. (Just don't defrost and then refreeze a bunch of times.)

Bardiac said...

Freezing sounds smart to me. I tend to put things in smaller containers first. Casserole works well that way, too.

shrinkykitten said...

I think (and I don't know how I know this) you have to take the meat off the bone (gross) before you can freeze a roasted bird. Do you eat mexican food down there? Cuz I bet the roasted chicken would make good enchiladas, fajitas, or burritos. Or stir fry would be good too.

send geekman some lollycake before he starves to death, poor dear.

Inside the Philosophy Factory said...

yep -- take it off the bone and freeze it in small portions -- and if mum gets to be too much, you can chuck the frozen bags of chicken at her before you flee ). It would be quite satisfying, no?

You could also use it in chinken-fried rice, which keeps well in the fridge for days and would make a nice and easy lunch for mum...

and geekman -- you are as bad as hubby when he sent the following e-mail, "no milk, no money for milk, no jeep to go get milk, sigh" :).

phishez_rule said...

Yep. Just make sure its completely sealed up and don't freeze it for too long and it won't dry out.

Might take a while to defrost though :)

Geeka said...

You could also make a huge batch of chicken soup from one of the roasted ones. Chicken soup (without noodles) freezes well.