Christmas Dinner


It’s been about six years since I quit eating meat. Since 2004, I have selectively re-introduced meat into my diet. First we butchered a locally killed elk, then a poached mule deer fawn from the local game warden. Especially around the holidays, meat is a difficult tradition to forgo, and I did miss Thanksgiving turkey and Christmas braciole.

For our Christmas dinner this year, though, we roasted a young rooster, raised from a chick and allowed to roam and peck and scratch behind our garage….until his cock-a-doodle-doo led us to behead, pluck, and freeze him. I’d only roasted a chicken once before, so I was nervous. Two hours at around 350 degrees later…

Roast chicken, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Delicious.


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