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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's Fowl Day!

Today is...

 National Poultry Day

Let's Talk Chicken!
This can definitely also be called "Fowl Day" but not because of any bad mood! Let's Talk Chicken! But then also add turkey, duck, goose or pheasant to the conversation. What about dove or quail?

There is a whole range of domestic feathered friends to celebrate today that are raised for their meat and eggs. Can you imagine a Thanksgiving, Christmas or other special holiday dinner table without the addition of such fine fowls?  How naked would your fancy salad be without a quail’s egg quivering at the top? How incomplete would that Chicken Pot Pie be without…well…the chicken?

It is for all these reasons and more that we pause and say thank you to poultry for enhancing our diets and giving us opportunities to fight over the wishbone, draw lots over who gets the last drumstick, and encourage sibling rivalry by letting them fight out whose turn it is to crack the egg into the cake batter. Whether it’s a honk honk, gobble gobble, or a cluck cluck, it all sounds the same to me – DELICIOUS!
What about you? 

Not much is known about when or why this holiday came about, but we do know that for thousands of years chickens have been enjoyed for their eggs, meat and free live entertainment!

Recipe of the Day: Pan-Roasted Chicken

yum, yum, yum. . .yummy!
Do I have you hungry for chicken for dinner?  Try this one on for size! Hardy, hearty, and healthy! Whew? That's a mouthful.

Pan-Roasted Chicken With Lemon-Garlic Green Beans