Beagle and broccoli bake — 36 Comments

  1. I would avoid cat as it is a bit too sinewy and you never know where it has been or what it has eaten. Speaking of what it might have eaten for that reason I would avoid using dog too. Because as you might know, some dogs can eat some rather disgusting things that other animals or mammals… Ahem.. Deposited.

    Mind you it doesn’t appear to bother the Koreans. Remember in Korea a dog isn’t just for Christmas, it’s for every Sunday dinner πŸ˜‰

    Donkey is good. Any donkeys around your place?

  2. For the really squeamish, two or three chicken breasts will do

    Steph – I tend to avoid cats. Or rather, they tend to avoid me. They’re too difficult to catch. I just mentioned them in case you had to throw a dinner party suddenly, and found the shops were shut.

    Robert – If I worried what my food had eaten further back on the chain [or what had pissed been sprayed on my vegetables] I’d never eat again.

    I have carved the odd slice off a donkey but there aren’t that many left here. You have to go further west.

  3. Nice to meet you, Grandad. I re-posted your theories on smoking last night. Gave me quite a lift. πŸ™‚

  4. Just found your blog via Irish Blogs. Your Archive on Village Life is not a chuckle free zone, is it? Yeah I like your sense of humour. Now I know what to call mine, warped. But I like it.

    Back soon

  5. Nora – Welcome! I saw that. [I keep an eye on things..] Thanks. But it’s not theory; its fact πŸ˜‰

    Ainelivia – Welcome to you too! Two new visitors to the madhouse in five minutes!!

    Some call me warped. Some call me insane. But my psychiatrist says I’m improving.

    Grannymar – How could you imply I’d eat Sandy? That is horrible. She doesn’t seem to mind the prosthesis anyway….

  6. New Born Golden Retriever Bourguignon
    Yield: 4 servings

    5 medium onions sliced
    2 ts shortening
    1 Ts salt
    1/2 Ts crushed thyme
    1 1/2 tb flour
    1 1/2 c red burgundy
    1/2 lb fresh mushrooms
    1 new born golden retriever (ready to eat)
    1/2 Ts crushed marjoram
    1/8 Ts pepper
    3/4 c beef stock

    Cook and stir onions and mushrooms in hot shortening until onions
    are tender, drain on paper towels.

    Brown meat in same skillet, add more shortening as necessary.
    Remove from heat. Sprinkle seasonings over the retriever. Mix flour
    and retriever stock, pour into skillet. Heat to boiling, stirring
    constantly. Boil 1 minute. Stir in burgundy. Cover, simmer until
    retriever is tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

    The liquid should always just cover the meat. (If necessary, add a
    little more bouillon and burgundy – 1 part bouillon to 2 parts
    burgundy.) Gently stir in onions and mushrooms, cook uncovered 15
    minutes, or until heated through.

  7. Kitten Livers with Onion Marmalade
    Yield: 2 servings

    1/2 cup butter
    2/3 cup snipped fresh chives
    1/2 cup sliced white onion
    1/2 cup sliced red onion
    1/2 cup sliced leeks
    3 large shallots, sliced
    2 teaspoons chopped garlic
    1/4 cup Sherry
    1/2 cup half and half
    salt and pepper
    1/2 LB kitten livers

    Melt 1/4 cup butter in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add
    chives, onions, leeks, shallots and garlic and cook until tender. Add
    sherry and stir until no liquid remains. Increase heat to high. Add half
    and half and boil until reduced, stirring constantly. Season with salt
    and pepper. Remove and set aside.

    Melt remaining butter over medium-high heat. Add kitten livers and
    cook to desired doneness. We recommend eating kitten livers
    medium rare.

  8. Grannymar – I wouldn’t eat Wouldya! Too tough!

    Brianf – That sounds delicious. Are you sure that a new born Golden Retriever would be enough for four? Maybe two puppies? Or wait ’til it’s three months old?

  9. Steph – That is DISGUSTING!! You couldn’t eat that to save your live. It is riddled with MRSA, Cholesterol and is totally saturated with Mad Cow Disease. It’s no wonder it always looks so depressed.

  10. Grandad,

    I met a man who would have taken you seriously!

    Back at the end of 1990 I went on a trip to the Far East with an overseas development agency. There were stories about dogs being eaten in rural areas, so in a remote village, we asked the man in whose house we were staying whether he would eat the dog that was curled up at his feet.

    “No, no. I wouldn’t eat that dog. No. I would give that dog to my neighbour and eat his dog instead”.

    A woman from Co Tyrone in our group was so spooked that she was convinced that everything we were given to eat thereafter tasted of dog.

  11. Steph – I have already said that the only way to dispose of her is to recycle her – Government announces new initiative

    Ian – I am quite serious. For first timers though, I would recommend using chicken. It really is delicious.

    Anyway, what is the difference between a dog, a cow or a pig? They’re all animals?

  12. They might all be animals but some animals are more delicious than others.

    Mmm… Veal.. baby cow kept in a dark room and fed only milk. Tasty.

  13. Someone called me an ‘Ould Cow’ yesterday. I thought they were being nasty.

    Thank you Grandad, now I know they were only saying what a tasty dish I was! πŸ˜›

  14. Grandad,

    All this talk of cooking and recipes makes me tired.

    I can’t count the meals I have cooked over the years.

    Himself and I are moving soon, and my new house will have no kitchen. Just vending machines and a large trash can!

  15. Sixty – Any grade will do. In the interests of ecology, I use old sump oil. I used to use virgin olive oil, but there aren’t any left.

    Nancy – Don’t forget the microwave!

  16. Grandad,

    The microwave will be in the large trash can.

    I know what I’ll make for dinner: Reservations!

  17. Ok. I tried it. And it’s good. No great. I used one of the dog’s hind legs. Maybe a fore leg would have been nicer.

    Anyway, it was well worth it because I’m having great craic now watching him do handstands when he takes a leak.

  18. It is good, isn’t it? If you decide to have another go at the recipe, you can always get one of those wheely things to support the dog’s rear end?

  19. “Anyway, what is the difference between a dog, a cow or a pig? They’re all animals?”

    That’s 100% correct. But you’re all freaking me out nevertheless — especially with the kitten reference. It’ll take me months to come back here. After my PTS counselling. I’m going to bill you, Grandad.

  20. Calm down, Nora. You’re fine. Just relax. Close your eyes for a moment and think of a tropical beach, and imagine the sound of the waves and the seagulls.

    Then I suggest you try out my recipe with chicken. It really is delicious. [It is a genuine recipe, by the way!]

  21. No. Not at all. If it relaxes you, then it’s fine.

    Why are you throwing knives at pot plants, as a matter of interest?

  22. Not yet. But I will soon. And I’ll let you know. Especially about the flatulence.

    It sounds good. The recipe. πŸ™‚

  23. Hey Grandad!
    I said I’d come back and let you know. Had it tonight for din-dins. Lovely. Very tasty.
    Made it with two large breasts. Of chicken.

    Many thanks!

  24. Thanks Nora! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’m just off to make some now [believe it or not]………….

Hosted by Curratech Blog Hosting