Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tender, Tasty, Juicy Breasts
Yesterday I shared a wonderful little recipe with you all. In it I mentioned sharing a story about chicken breasts today. Do you remember the little overnight, girls-only getaway I went on not long ago? Among other topics, there was discussion about recipes during which one lady interjected, "My husband cannot eat chicken breasts without thinking of Michelle's breasts!" Every head in the room whipped around in her direction and an explanation was demanded.
Several years ago she and her husband bought a farmhouse and the surrounding 11 acres. Her husband got into his head that he wanted to raise his own livestock for meat and eggs. Among other critters he had a bunch of chickens and butchering day came. He decided he wanted to have a chicken Barbeque to share with friends. We all headed over and in order to get through the process efficiently we set up an assembly line to get the job done. One person killed the chicken, one plucked, another gutted, and it was my job to cut up the birds into various parts. Our host gave me the knives he had available and I looked them over trying to decide which one was going to do the best job since none of them were terribly sharp. The fellow wondered if my hesitation indicated I was unsure as to how to cut up a chicken and asked, "Do you know how to split the breasts?"
Without missing a beat, I looked at him and replied, "Yes, I lay on my back and they slide right into my armpits. It's like the parting of the Red Sea."
UPDATE: I am such a doofus sometimes....I meant to provide a link to a recipe Zombieslayer posted yesterday. His recipe would make a really dandy dessert to the sandwich I posted yesterday so run on over there and give it a looksee.