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Chicken Little ~ or, Cornish Game Hens

    Every once in a while little chickens made an appearance at the dinner table. We (the kids) felt fancy – primarily because we were eating chicken with a long, complicated name… and we got a whole bird… and we could pretend we were giants… That is, until dad saw us playing with our food and would pinch the bejeezus out of our sides… and make us eat our dinner sitting on the toilet…. good times… But when you get right down to it – there really isn’t anything fancy about a Rock Cornish Game Hen; the name is somewhat  of a misnomer. It’s just a tiny one pound hen. Grown in about 20 to 25 days, the “game hen” is a hybrid mix of a Cornish Game (just a name of a chicken) and a White Rock Chicken – both smaller chicken breeds. They’re bred for larger breasts and a better fat-to-meat ratio, giving you that full blown roasted hen feel, in a single serving package. I used to buy them a lot, …

Something Fishy Afoot…

Sole I’m picky about my fish. I want it fresh, I want it firm, and I want it to have it’s own distinctive flavor. Which is why I never really liked flounder or sole. Bland and just a textural desert. Although I did get a hoot out of gigging for them in Savannah even if the point really wasn’t catching them but rather skulking around the marshes in a flat-bottomed boat,  getting stinking drunk on cheap wine out of a box. Ah… the joys of a misspent youth. Tilapia Come to think of it, you’ll probably never see a post containing tilapia either… but for different reasons altogether. Sustainable or not, I can’t bring myself to eat it – a weird-assed texture and an odor (not aroma)  that’s something from the bottom of a long uncleaned goldfish aquarium… it’s just nasty – and no amount of positive spin on it is going to make me like it any better. King Salmon However, I do love me some salmon… as long as it’s wild. And as a …