The holiday menu

PB272711.jpgIn a couple of short days, we'll be headed to the wife's folks place again to work on another holiday feasting. Their feasting and our working :).

This year we're doing the turkey and macaroni and cheese as usual, maybe the greens too. For the day after, we're going to be roasting up a bunch of those little chickens. The things people call Cornish hens. 18 of them. Prepared like the turkey so they'll be brined and all. Should be interesting. I don't think we'll be able to fit more than 5 or 6 of these things in the oven, so we'll be using every oven on the compound to do this one. Fortunately they only take an hour to cook. We tried out a few of them on a couple of friends last week and they turned out pretty good. If we can get the timing right and manage the 3 separate ovens I think this should turn out pretty good.

There's just one thing that bothers me about these little chickens. You can Google up plenty of pictures of cooked or uncooked Cornish hens. Finding pictures of what they look like alive is a totally different matter though. Kind of makes you wonder if these things are actually real, or if they're really some kind of manufactured food. Like Soylent Green or something like that.