Saturday, June 19, 2010

little bitty chicken

This little bitty chicken kinda looks like a whore -rofl-

I was browsing through the grocery store the other day when I came across these little bitty chickens. For like 2 bucks. They were actually called cornish game hens, but I prefer little bitty chicken because who has ever heard of cornish game hens? Maybe more people than I think, but anyway I bought them because they were cheap and cute.

So, I thawed one out along with some chicken broth, and busted out my crock pot. I stuck a chopped up clove of garlic into the cavity of the bird, then added it to the crockpot with the chicken broth, some chopped onion, rosemary, thyme, and pepper.

I set the temperature to high, ran some errands, and came home a few hours later to NOM-ness.
I checked the bird to make sure I don't poison myself with salmonella.

Speaking of, I had a nicely growing culture plate of salmonella dropped directly onto my shoe the other day. Just like toast never lands jelly- or butter- side up, that plate landed with such precision right face-down onto my shoe. It got a massive dose of disinfectant.

Anyway, microbe tangents aside, I checked it with a meat thermometer. Those things are awesome for my germ-conscious self.

I have decided that I like these little bitty chickens better than full-sized chickens because
  1. They are still cheap
  2. They make the perfect amount of chicken for about 2 or 3 me-sized meals. This means I don't have days and days of chicken leftovers followed by a freezer full of chicken. Talk about chicken burnout.
  3. They fit perfectly into my little crock pot.
Woo chicken happiness!

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