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Monday, June 23, 2008

Chicken Kidneys!?@#*!

So, it has been really hot in our house lately. There is something wrong with our AC unit. We don't know what it is. But I think that our power bill is going to be about a bazillion dollars the time around.

What does that have to do with chicken kidneys? Is that what you are wondering right now? Me too. No, just kidding.

We, well, I have decided that this summer is the crock pot summer. Hubby doesn't like the crock pot a lot. He thinks that all food cooked in a crock pot tastes the same. That is probably because I use the same spices and seasonings every time I use it! Not every time, because I don't ever use it because...you get the point. So, I am...nope, the crock pot is cooking BBQ leg quarters right now. They smell yummy! I am hoping they taste...different!

So, kidneys...right. I open that enormous bag of leg quarters...10 pounds!!! I put 6 leg quarters in the crock pot this morning. I am not a huge fan of raw meat. (Anyone up for some raw burger?) I just can't stop thinking about the germiness of it. So, I'm rinsing off the leg quarters and putting them in when I notice something red wash over my hand. Now, I have had to clean out the "bag o goodies" one time before from a chicken and I promise, I will never do it again! So, that red thing...it was the kidneys. GROSS!!

I made it through and decontaminated the entire kitchen. Gotta kill that salmonella!

Then, it dawns on me later....what if that was the heart?

2 comments:

Teesa and Bill said...

gross. When you buy meat in America, you expect that sort of thing to be cleaned out, you know? I'm not a big fan either.

Nan, I am making a crock pot recipe today (w/o a crock pot). You might like it - it's keilbasa and cabbage. Let me know and I'll send you the recipe!

melissa said...

i guess it's crock pot day, because i'm doing my beef stroganof tonight. =) and teesa, it's fun to "meet" you through all this stuff! i'd love that recipe seeing as i'm married to a polish man!

nan, that's the one thing i hate about cooking a whole chicken!!! i think it's why i've never gotten into making fried chicken, even though i love it!! sorry you had the nasties all over you. ;)