Monday, September 28, 2015

Cooking with L. Fox

It's a beautiful fall day and my roommates decided to take the dog to a fund raiser for a emergency vet clinic.  Not taking me along on an adventure is somewhat unfair but what they don't know is that Drunk Fox and I have a secret plan up our sleeves.

First of all we got a great deal on some chicken recently.  At least I think it's a great price, if it's not don't tell me  :)
$.99 a pound, seems like a good price. 
I did some searching and found a recipe that looks French.   Hmm, maybe Jerry and Ben might like this.
Crockpot Garlic Thyme Chicken

First, we need garlic and onions prepped.  I used my mandolin to slice these onions and they are a little thin.  I asked our resident vegetarian, Reindeer about this and he said they should work.

Next, I de-skinned the chicken and placed it in the slow cooker.  Drunk Fox and I do care about our health you know.
That's a lot of chicken for two.
Next we debated about some side dishes to serve with our dinner.  I suggested chicken salad and drunk fox suggested chicken strips.  We could not come to an agreement then Reindeer chimed in and said why not try polenta?
I hope it tastes better when it's cooked. 
By the time the chicken was out of the slow cooker  and the polenta was cooked we could not waste any precious time by arranging a nice looking plate and sitting patiently why we got our photos taken so instead we just scarfed down our dinner.  As an after thought we decided to take a picture of the left overs.  Not quite the same but you get the idea.
Should we just eat the leftovers right now?

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Salmon - Huckleberry Wilderness

Rumor has it that every bear loves salmon.  Most foxes love chicken but it’s a little known fact that some foxes (i.e. me) love huckleberries, salmon, and chicken.

Now, on an unrelated note I should mention that it’s getting time for my roommates mid-year review.   My roommates are trying to improve their score from last time so they can get their raise.  I wonder what they will do to try to persuade me. 

Looks like they are going to take me for a hike.  Not a bad way to try and build some goodwill on their evaluation but not too creative if you ask me. 

Who knew this place existed?  Is it real?  Salmon and Huckleberries, I think this is going to be a great day for a little fox.

The trail looks well maintained as well.

Lots of huckleberry bushes.  I know huckleberries are found in the Northwest.  Oregon has lots of them, same with Washington and I know Western Montana is abundant with them.  I imagine they are in BC as well.   Sadly, the berries are gone but the plants look great so I am sure next year the crop will be abundant.

Now, let’s talk about the salmon.  The river is a little low and I don’t see a whole lot of salmon, I wonder what is going on?
As we continued on the hike eventually we made it to the viewpoint where we got to have lunch.  

Sequoia is enjoying the view as well.
As we head back down the trail I will be sure to keep my eye open for some salmon and any huckleberries.