It was very yummy, but I'm then left with a carcass, so in a large pot it went covered with water and simmered for about an hour. In the morning, I picked off all the remnants of meat and anything else edible which has then provided four meals for Jet. He was VERY appreciative! The liquid was then strained to provide me with a litre and a half of good quality chicken stock for the deep freeze.
We have two apple trees in the garden - both eating apples, but quite tart. We eat a large quantity of vegetables in this house, but many of us prefer our fruit cooked unless of course it's strawberries, bananas or blueberries. Whilst I was away last week, I believe the UK had had some wind and rain so there were quite a few windfalls. I collected all but the very worst and painstakingly cut off all the bruises etc before stewing them with a little vanilla sugar and ground cinnamon. It smells gorgeous and we all love stewed apple on our porridge.
I had a very peaceful day yesterday catching up with the cleaning and some sewing repairs. I'm still working through clearing the house of clutter. I must be ready for a new venture because I am very comfortable parting with items I've had since my early twenties. It feels great - as if I'm clearing the way for a new style of living.
The weather was pretty awful here yesterday, so I was very thankful for the tennis ball chucker we bought for £3! It means I can give Jet some excellent exercise in much less time. There is a time and place for long walks and yesterday was not that time! He loves chasing the ball and is very good at bringing it back, although we are still working on him letting me have it back to launch it again :) I don't know who designed these ball throwers, but what a genius invention!