Originally Posted by campingshaws
Atti I always use the carcass. Our thanksgiving turkey gets boiled down for gumbo. When I have a whole chicken I do it in the crock pot, then we pick out what we want to eat with rice and veggies. Everything else goes overnight. In the morning I pick it again and use the meat for jambalaya, and all the liquid goes to stock. It's like eating the same bird three different times.
The other day I made a nice roast chicken -- the boys (DH and DS) thought it was a big treat, little did they realize that my end goal was the yummy chicken and dumplings I was going to make the next day with the carcass --- it's my favorite part of Thanksgiving, too, not the meal itself but the soup the next day.
Originally Posted by Yorkshire coop
Better now I have dry warm clothes on
Got soaked doing the horses and of course with it being wet and cold they were acting up
Just hard work today trudging through mud and slop, knees are aching today with the cold and damp. As soon as the birds are locked up for the night I'm going to frazzle myself in a red hot bath!!
Eeeek! Nothing worse than being wet and cold - hope you get a nice, long, hot bath!!
Originally Posted by lindalouly
It's true. I lose all thermometers. Mom is here. Mom to the rescue!!
Sounds like my house, I own plenty of thermometers, locating one is another issue. The one in the animal first aid box is always there, but knowing how it is used there is no amount of cleaning that would convince me to use it for oral temp taking - so it's usually a long hunt for a human use one and it always ends up being in the strangest places.