Okay – I fully realize that I have already shared more than you probably want to know about my freezer and it’s contents. But please – just one more!
You have to understand that it’s snowing again and I’m house bound and I need help.
You see…I found something in my freezer.
Something that I buried deep down and tried to forget was there.
But I unearthed it – and now I know I have to deal with it.
It’s a package of rabbits.
Yes, cute little bunnies. Think Thumper.
Over a year ago a friend’s son shot them and butchered them and asked me if I wanted them. I was quite busy at the time and a little distracted and I said sure.
He brought them over in a large ziplock bag. I told him to just put them in the big chest freezer. He did and I forgot all about them (that’s the beauty of a big chest freezer!)
I found them.
And they still have the legs attached.
And the legs have fur on them.
Yes, for over a year I had rabbit fur in my freezer.
I hope the innards are out. I’ve been too scared to look – and besides they are frozen shut.
I thought for a moment that I would just wait for Mom to come down – she would know how to cook rabbit meat. Mom knows everything.
Then I realized that if she cooked it – I would have to eat it.
Now I’ve heard that it’s supposed to taste like chicken, but I’m not sure I am brave enough to try it.
Now lest you think I’m a wimp – I will proudly admit that I help with butchering around here. I’ve dealt with innards and fur and feathers. But those parts are always outside.
It’s a process and by the time the meat arrives in the house it looks like – well – meat. All traces of it’s “bambi-ness” are gone.
The fur and feathers don’t make it to my freezer.
That don’t stare at my from the counter as I prepare to cook them.
I’m trying to work up the courage to thaw them and chop those offensive legs off and actually cook them.
Or…then again – maybe not.
Do you think if I just ignore them long enough they will just vaporize?
Photo by Masteruk