Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Chicken, Guns, and Critters



Ever have one of those days you just don’t feel like manning the kitchen while food cooks?  I wanted roasted chicken but didn’t want to watch the oven.  What to do??  Pull out your handy dandy crock pot, pullout a whole chicken, spice up your chicken.  I usually put some garlic salt, pepper, and cumin all over the chicken with a bit of olive oil.  Then you can do one of two things, place vegetables in the bottom of your crock pot or if you’re not using veggies, ball up two balls of tin foil.  This prevents your chicken from touching the bottom of the pot while it roasts.  Place the top on your crock pot, and turn your chicken on high for 5 hours and wala…….you have a nicely roasted chicken.  


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Gun cleaning is done regularly in our home (actually outside due to the smell of the chemicals).  Our guns are cleaned right after using them or on a regular basis to make sure they’re no issues.   Do you clean your guns?


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Daily visitors on our homestead…………


 
She looks pregnant!


He/She is getting to confident, coming closer to our home.

16 comments:

  1. deer, deer are everwhere!!! lol
    what is the last pic ? looks kind of like a bobcat. Yes we clean our guns to after we shoot. Senior and the boys like the smell of the hopes stuff. lol

    Chicken looks yummy. I can smell the sweet aroma from here.

    Much love to you guys ttyl!

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    1. Senior and Glock Mom,

      That they are! Hehehehehehehehe!!
      The last picture is that of a Bobcat.
      I think BD Man and Tank are the same way when it comes to hopes :-)

      Thank you, the chicken was very good.

      Sending hugs and love to you and your family.

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  2. Do you get a lot of liquid from the chicken? That's one thing 2nd Man hates when I crock pot cook a roast or something, it just sort of floats in liquid. Yours looks delicious!!

    We have a couple of guns but I'm ashamed to say they haven't been cleaned in awhile. I need to do that. Thank you for the reminder.

    We have some trail cam pics I need to put up, hint, very similarly to yours, ha. ;-)

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    1. 1st Man,
      You get some liquid when roasting this way. That's why I place veggies or two balls of tinfoil under the chicken.

      Yes, please clean your guns. You don't want them to malfunction when your in the middle of a situation.

      Look forward to seeing them!!!

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  3. Love those crock pots! Mine is going to be heating up soup all morning for lunch today.

    Dan and I were looking at Harry's blog last night and Dan said, the trouble with having all those guns is that you have to clean them! That's his department though. :)

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    1. Leigh,

      Me too! Soup sounds real good about now :-)

      So true, when you own guns they need cleaning. No matter how many you have.

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  4. What would we do without our crock pots?! That chicken looks delicious and I bet it smelled heavenly! I like the idea of setting it off the bottom because, as 1st Man pointed out, they tend to give off a lot of liquids and that would keep it dry and would help it brown. First thing I learned - well, after how to use the thing - always clean your gun as soon as you use it.

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    1. Susan,

      I would probably burn dinner often because I can't keep an eye on it....LOL!!!! The chicken was delish, and smelled amazing. Yes, it's been ingrained into everyone here in the house. You use your gun you clean it, and when it sits for a while you still clean it.

      Hugs, and love
      Sandy

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  5. We cook chicken almost every other day, but it is for Rufus the Pomeranian! He only has a few teeth (he's over 15 years old) and he liked chicken boiled really soft, mixed with rice.

    He also likes ground turkey, and beef hotdogs cut up into small bits.

    I clean my guns after I fire them, three days running if I have been firing surplus ammo that might be corrosive. It's something peaceful you can do when things are quiet so I don't mind.

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    1. Harry,

      If you're cooking chicken almost every day using the crock will make things so much easier.
      It sounds to me like Rufus has it made :-)

      Cleaning guns is a relaxing thing.

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    2. I have a lot of sympathy for Rufus. Old guys have to stick together.

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  6. We're definitely entering the season when my urge to cook yummy meals is ramping up. Tonight we had a tossed salad with thousand island dressing, leftover meat loaf and potato patties with gravy. A good meal for an evening with a nip in the air!

    All tools need to be taken good care of so that when you want to use them, they're in good working order!

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    1. Mama Pea,

      Your meal sounds amazing. I love good old fashioned home cooking. Do you make your own thousand island dressing?

      I'm in agreeance with you, all tools and belongings need to be taken care of.

      Hugs and love to you and your family,
      Sandy

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  8. One thing you didn't mention, the bird has to be thawed. I learned this the hard way after thinking a frozen bird would cook in the crock pot - i worked all day and came in hungry, only to find that the chicken was barely warmish, certainly not cooked through. I had to give it to the dogs because the rest of the family was screaming about salmonella... (wimps/whiners). Haha

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  9. Sandy, I just dropped by to see if you've left us a new blog post and noticed your new blog title - love it!

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