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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.




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.


Yummy chicken soup complete with proscuittons.



Carl demonstrates the proper way to eat a prosciutton.



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.



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

Bok Choy


Garlic Scapes

Gluten Free Soy sauce

Sesame oil

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