Sunday, September 09, 2012
Show Me Your Food
A farmer has been coming to the knit shop on occasion and selling pasture raised chickens, eggs, and now other meats. I made one chicken, and it was so much more flavorful than other chicken, even what I buy at Whole Foods. I made a delicious broth from the carcass, and hand pulled the remaining meat from the bones. Last night, I sauteed some frozen leeks, added the frozen chicken and broth, Amish hand made egg noodles, and some frozen Trader Joe's pot stickers. I had a suddenly empty freezer and some of the best chicken soup I've ever made. There's another chicken in the freezer, that may be roasted this next weekend, if it remains cool enough to turn the oven on. I'm hoping I can buy a nice pork roast from the farmer that may get cooked in the crock pot. I love that I hang out with people who know good food, and how to cook it. I'm inspired to be a better cook.
The little Piccolo shrine remains up in the living room, with new flowers, which in another day will be old flowers, and replaced. Some friends made a donation to the CARE shelter in Evanston in Piccolo's memory. That makes me happy. I'm starting to look for the little dog that I can shower with all the love that I have for Piccolo, enough to make me ache.