I'm hungry. What's for dinner?
Usually when faced with hunger pangs, we call upon eightlegeddj, our resident culinary arts student, to help us. Meg is currently taking a Term Away with Hufflepuff, but she still comes back whenever we call with Culinary Questions. However, last week, GazeboGal had a new and unusual answer to this timeless question in Ravenclaw Tower. In a post, she wrote, "
She has been dubbed Alice the Grouse, thanked for the gift of her life, and her tail feather added to my kitchen altar.
She dressed out to 312 grams without skin, and is being roasted even now on a bed of onions with a chicken broth sauce and bacon wrappings. (Alice, being a Wild Bird, had no fat of her own to speak of)
Fannie Farmer to the rescue for temperature and roasting time.
She will be served with bread-cube dressing and green salad and more prayers of thanks. And possible a sip of October beer.
We name them so that we will always remember that they are part of us.
Thank you, GG, for that wisdom, and for bringing Alice the Grouse to our hearts if not to our tables.