Comments on: Deboning the Bones Quick and Easy Recipes | Home Cooking | Family Recipes Tue, 05 Sep 2017 02:05:39 +0000 hourly 1 By: Laurie Ashton Farook Thu, 13 Aug 2009 03:18:11 +0000 Congrats indeed! It’s great to conquer fears. 🙂

Me, I’ve been butchering chickens since I was a kid. My grandparents ran a chicken farm that produced 20,000 chickens every 10 or 12 weeks (or something like that), and we regularly got boxes of whole chickens from them. I learned from my mother, grandmother, and aunts how to properly dismember a chicken.

At 16, visiting relatives on the other side of the family, I helped out with killing the chickens, defeathering, gutting them, and so on. That was an interesting experience. I didn’t particularly enjoy it, but I’m glad I did it all the same.

I have the philosophy that, if I’m going to eat meat, I better know where it comes from, how to kill it, and so on.

By: zoe p. Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:35:20 +0000 Congrats!

By: Sophie Wed, 12 Aug 2009 04:00:52 +0000 I’ve got a bone to pick with you 😉

Try cooking with the bone in–there’s lots of flavor in them bones!

My favorite line from your post is:
Best of all, when I removed the skin, I was the first to actually touch these breasts. Not some machine, no one else. Just me.

Doncha just love real food?!

By: Cate O'Malley Wed, 12 Aug 2009 03:36:01 +0000 Although I have no problem eating meat that has a bone in it, when it comes to handling it, particularly whole chickens, I get very squeamish about it. Reaching in to the cavity to remove the extra parts … blech. I’m slowly getting over it, and realize it’s mind over matter, but it ain’t easy!