Too weird to take a photo

October 15, 2021


Last weekend I bought a bag of chicken legs because the price was right – $.99 a pound. Five pounds for five bucks! My plan was to make Chicken and Forty Cloves, where you bake chicken in a bunch of olive oil and garlic, because I like to put the oil on slices of French bread, broil them, then smash the garlic on top. The chicken is sort of optional, and this is a vegetable-free experience for me.

When I got the chicken legs out of the bag, I wondered what those sliver-type things were around the ankles. I kept wondering and wondering, and then it hit me……. they were feathers. Little, tiny, wet feathers. I almost barfed.

I thought about cutting them off, but they’d still be in the leg. I thought about pulling them out, but there’s no way I could ever be brave enough for that. So, I just cooked them all, and when it’s time to eat them (this has lasted several meals), I just pull the meat off the leg, don’t even look at the ankle, and the bone and all doesn’t make it to the plate. *jibblie*

I have learned my lesson. Cheap meat – at least chicken legs from Wal*mart – is not for me.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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One Response to “Too weird to take a photo”

  1. Brad Said on:

    When you said that recipe name, I was thinking cloves -- like the spice they bring out at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I was trying to imagine what that must taste like -- cloves and chicken.


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