Thursday, May 31, 2012

This week

This week the husband is off on a business trip, and I had a light work week because of the holiday, so I'm all about the taking care of business during the day and the relaxing with wine and knitting at night.
(someone else's photo...somehow, I hadn't taken pictures of mine since they were tiny!) Our Freedom Ranger chickens had gotten huge and one was starting to crow, so they are chilling in the fridge now. They were enormous! This is the first time I have processed meat breed birds, rather than old hens or accidental roosters...hopefully they are tasty. It is going to be a very meaty week, since I had already done up a few chicken breasts and some pork shoulder on the grill. If you haven't done this before, slow-cooking pork shoulder with lots of smoke produces a slab of meat that's like ribs, but better. I use a rub of brown sugar, kosher salt, and chili powder, then smoke it slow with cherry wood from the backyard tree.
On the knitting front, I'm using all my leftovers from years of blue projects to make a random log cabin blankie. It will probably be about 36" square when I decide it is done, and so far, I'm very very pleased with it.

1 comment:

  1. Wondermous afghan!

    Hope the birds are tender