Teaching my kids a thing or 3............

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Boyd, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    Well today was quail processing day. I had 3 kids who wanted to learn, 1 boy and two girls. I showed Stephen how to do the first one, helped with the 2nd one and he's off..... It was pretty easy actually.

    The girls watched for a couple, and when they saw how easy and quick/painless it was they started in too. Since there is nothing to do, and I'm getting a serving platter filled with jumbo's I thought I'd sit back, have a beer and tell all of you that I am breaking every child labor law ever known tonight [​IMG]
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    [​IMG] that's great hahaha
     
  3. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Songster

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  4. Your so funny.. I love reading your posts..

    At least your teaching them a life lesson. It may come in handy one of these days.. Better to do it now. Than to grow up thinking, thats gross.. Hey I used to watch my grandpa and uncles clean and skin deer when I was only 3. I also watched my grandma, mom, and aunt cut and wrap it all.. As soon as I could hold a knife I began helping put the meat in the freezer. In my early teens I finally got to skin one.. I even tried to tan the hide. But it was so cold that year. I was told I had to do it outside and not the garage. I gave up..

    Never processed a quail yet. Hope to do that with in the next year.. I need a place to keep the quail first.. The Buttons can stay indoors. But the bigger ones, no... Hubbys orders.. [​IMG]
     
  5. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Songster

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    That's great! We teach our grandson everything. We want him to be able to look back on the memories of everything we've taught him. I think its awesome what you're doing hun.

    Laurie
     
  6. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    Quote:Thanks, we try [​IMG] I get a lot of kids from Metro Detroit so a lot of them have no Idea where our food comes from, and with upgrading my license to a group home, obviously I had to do some creative things to feed the family without breaking the budget... ie quail and a bigger than usual garden [​IMG]

    I could be out there doing it, but this way they learn. I suppose I'll brown some of them in the big skillet, and finish them off in a bed of rice with veggies and potato's [​IMG] Anyone got a fancy recipe they want to share? I usually don't do fancy but I suppose these kiddo's deserve a feast tonight!
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I wish I had been raised more in line with reality. Good on you! [​IMG]
     
  8. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    Quote:ps niki - I showed them your thread and how to's before I started the cutting [​IMG] Thanks for the great info and links. I wanted to get started, and reading your big post I was able to become coturnix obsessed [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Hmmm how fancy you want? got any lemons handy? What's on hand? I'm sure I got something you can use.

    How about:

    Herbed Quail Butter (about 6 quail)

    In a food processor toss:

    a stick of butter, a 1/2 cup of herbs (basil, chives, lemon peel, rosemary, etc.) pinch of salt (if unsalted butter) and blend the tar outta it.

    Take a basting brush and paint the quail butter onto the quail.

    broil (or grill) dabbing on more butter mix as needed, untill done (I use thermometers so I don't know how long).

    Serve over wild rice with a fresh salad.

    That fancy enough for you? or are we talking french wine sauces?
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2009
  10. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    i know you go waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay fancy Mrs Saddi!!! Lemme have it!!!! but it'll have to be for next time because I already started cooking!
     

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