Okay, so add another one to the list of new and not anticipated life experiences. Today we brought home Dinner. That was the name that I gave the sheep that we bought about a month ago. I figured it would make the whole eating thing much easier. We left it at a friends house to get de-wormed and fattened up a bit and yesterday was the last day of that poor little guys life.
I’m getting used to having to do things here that I never would have had to do back in Canada. Like, from scratch. Today, I learned about butchering a sheep. We got the meat in big pieces. We had to make little pieces and put meal sized portions in the freezer. I am not a butcher. Chris is not a butcher. What to do?
When I moved out on my own my mom was able to find a copy of our favorite family cook book. It’s one of those back to basics, just good food types of books. It was one thing that I decided to bring with me when I moved here and now it’s dog eared and stained, just like any good cook book should be. It tells you how to substitute for missing ingredients which has come in handy here living two hours out of the nearest grocery store bearing city. It also has several pages dedicated to meat. More specifically cuts of meat. You can look at the big chunk and see what you get out of it after it encounters a big knife. Soooo, with cook book, cleaver and even a saw in hand we did the deed and now have many meals of mutton on our hands. I made Chris do all the big chopping and sawing because I am a girl and girls should not have to do those things. I figured if he wanted to eat it, it was the least he could do. Tonight we decided to try some of the chops (I guess you could call them lamb chops since he wasn’t that old) done Jamiacan Jerk style. We had them on our trip to Jamaica earlier this year and they were super yummy. Tonights were better though :) So Mom, know that the book has come in handy in more ways than one ;)
Last night I added a site counter just out of curiosity. I was pretty amazed this morning to find over 50 hits. I had no idea that many people were checking this thing out. When I started writing a year and a half ago it was mostly just to have somewhere to write about all the stuff I was seeing and processing. If people read it, great. I generally have the same people commenting so it was fun to find out that there are a lot more of you lurking in the shadows ;) So, to all you lurkers and friends, thanks for reading. It’s nice to know that you’re interested in what’s going on here. I would love to find out where you’re from if you’d like to tell me. I need to get a guest map back on here, but until then you can always post in the comment sections. Even if it’s just a “Hi, my name is…and I’m from…”
Okay, have a great rest of the weekend!
PS-The picture posted with yesterdays “7 Things” post is me, but I don’t look like that all the time. Just sometimes. Generally though, I would say I’m much less freakish.