This is my second chicken (out of three). Normally, I would throw this little guy into our crockpot with some seasonings and in the evening have a fall-off-the-bone roasted chicken. This time, I'm performing surgery.
No legs! The process is essentially repeated for the wings (find the ball joint, which I totally misjudged the first time and ended up with a super short wing). I'm planning to use the thighs and drumsticks for fried chicken and the chicken breasts for sweet and sour chicken, but have no plans for the wings... maybe we could make some impromptu buffalo wings?
Now we're left with just the chicken carcass.
Now this looks more like chicken I'm used to seeing! I'm thrilled - I've never been brave enough to try deboning a chicken (always afraid I'd mess it up or chop off my hand somehow), but it's actually not too terrible and by the third one I was slicing pretty quick.
I have realized that while I always thought I'd have an edge if a zombie apocalypse ever occurred (because I spent so much of my youth playing zombie videogames); this dismembered chicken has made me realize that all I would do if confronted with a zombie would be to run for the hills screaming like a small child.
Sooo... since I don't have access to the internet on Monday but I don't want to miss a day writing, I'm going to just start double posting on Tuesday (writing on normal like Monday then uploading it the next day).
Jump for the post from Monday, 7/23/12
I primed our bathroom (remember that?) I'd originally planned to just paint without priming (we bought Sherwin Williams which is a pretty good brand from what I can tell, plus the type we bought has primer built into the paint itself), but at the last moment decided since it's a bathroom and will see high moisture content (whenever we get around to fixing our shower...) maybe I should prime... just in case. I'm glad I did, since I'd apparently forgotten how light the color we'd selected was (very light green, which will be very pretty whenever we get around to actually using it).