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What do you do when your fiance brings you chickens?

 

 

 

 

Happy Independence Day! No CSA this week, and we’re out of town, so I thought I would share a “recipe” from a few weeks ago that I failed to post.


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So C’s company grills at work. A lot. They host vendors, and grill for them. So one of his coworkers brought in two whole chickens for the grill, which never got used.

So C walked in the door with two chickens for me. I had the next day off, so I decided to process both.

Chicken number 1 got rubbed down in butter, lightly seasoned, and thrown in the oven for dinner.

Chicken number 2 got thrown in “the precious.” with water, celery and some other roots we had lying around. Sometimes I think Carl loves his cast-iron dutch oven as much as he loves me.

I simmered the chicken for a few hour. When chicken 1 was done, I sliced all the bits we would use, and threw the rest into the proto-soup.

I took the soup off the heat, strained out all the broth, and stuck it and all the chicken bits into the fridge to cool.

The next day, I pulled all the meat out of the pile of chicken bits, tossed the bones, and put the broth back on to simmer. I added the leftover turnips from week 1, some carrots, and some celery. When Carl came home, he made proscuittons to go on top.

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Yummy chicken soup complete with proscuittons.

 

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Carl demonstrates the proper way to eat a prosciutton.

 

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Chicken Stir Fry

Week Two was rough because it was so hot I did not want to cook at all. We had friends over on Sunday and ended up ordering enough Blue Ribbon Barbecue to feed a small army, and are still munching the leftovers.

However, I had all these pretty CSA veggies to cook. So on Tuesday, with temperatures around 93 degrees, I got out my frying pan and got to work.

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Ingredients:

A couple pounds of chicken. I was feeding three, and not supplementing with starch, so I used 3 1/2-4 lbs

Bok Choy

Fennel

Garlic Scapes

Gluten Free Soy sauce

Sesame oil

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