Monday, October 8, 2012

liquid gooold.

am i the only person on the planet who has seen this commercial?:
i say 'liquid goooooooold' all the damn time and no one ever has any idea what i'm talking about.
lets talk about some liquid gold that aint gunna clog yo damn arteries.
chicken stock.
so good.
we have roast chicken at least once a week in this house
and letting the bones go to waste is definitely not an option.
so stock i make. 

Chicken Stock:
1 organic, free range, no added anything chicken
(cooked and de-meated)
water to cover
**i had some carrots and onions that needed to be used, so i just tossed them in

-throw everything in the crockpot and turn that sucker on low.
-leave for at least 24 hours.
-strain out all bones and chunks
-let come to room temp
-stick the stock in the fridge (these pics are all pre-fridge)
-the fat will solidify on the top of the stock
-scrape off the fat and dispose
-at this point, i separate and freeze
perfect base for any soup, stew, sauce, etc.

i've actually got a chicken caracas in the fridge right now.
this time i'll take pics of the process :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

wile e. coyote.

coyotes are taking over in the woods behind our house and i'm not happy about it.
nevermind the fact that they are pushing out so much of the wildlife,
they're scary as all getup!
well... they actually look more like this than the above pic:
looks kinda friendly, eh?
yeah right. i've read that they stalk humans out on walks, eat livestock,
can jump fences, and will most definitely eat my dog.
plus, we hear this at around 3am far too often for me to think that they're cute and friendly:
oh, and i've had way too many dreams of mutant coyotes picking our locks at night and 
breaking into our house and grabbing kevan by the throat for the "kill bite".
(watching the ID channel at night and then having their howls wake you up at 3am aint a good combo).

how do we get rid of these scary beasts??

Monday, October 1, 2012

October the 1st.

october has already been a very productive month for me and i hope it stays that way.
i've strained my chicken stock
frozen some meals that i made for the kevster and i
dusted a majority of the house
made iced coffee
read some of my book (marie antoinette: the journey. such an interesting life)
watched harry potter 7 (don't tell kevan)
did the dishes and put away the laundry
finally sat down to write this here blog post
and it's only 12:30.
now i just have to vacuum and start part 8 before leaving for work in a hour.

during these fabulously colorful 31 days i hope to:
organize mah home life.
get school set up for next semester.
finish some projects around here.
start decorating.
make a myriad of apple delicacies.
go to an oktoberfest celebration.
visit an apple orchard.

any big plans in your present and future 31 days?