Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Yes, it is OUR Tasty Tuesday!

It is supposed to be about US. THE DOGS.  The faithful four leggeds. But the woman was thinking about hijacking this post and I am NOT even remotely going to let her get away with that!  Kol ehmmmm???  Are you asleep???? And let me tell you, in her circuitous pseudo logical approach, she tried to argue that a post about dessert that she is making for my dogtor is about "the four leggds". Nahhhh. 

Here was her rationalization, such as it is. 
Tomorrow, my Dogtor is hosting an open house/seminar on acupuncture  Here is the invitation:

Join us this Wednesday for our Acupuncture Seminar that will be held in Hickory's lobby from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. 

This seminar will give an introduction to veterinary acupuncture and its therapeutic benefits and will include live demos to show the different types of acupuncture we offer here at Hickory.

Dr. Redding will also hold a question and answer session to address your specific questions about how acupuncture can help your own pets.

If you have not already RSVPed, give us a call at (757) 548-1548. We look forward to seeing you all Wednesday!

Coffee, water and light refreshments will also be served.

That last line is what you need to focus on. And focus hard because I am fully resentful. Momma tried stealing my tasty Tuesday because she is making hooman stuff for this event. Hooman as in not for dogs. The nerve.  The absolute chutzpah. The hypocrisy!  I am simply out of words.  I have been woofing and grumbling, but she as they say "OB livious!" 

So a bunch of hoomans, are going to get together and watch how needles are stuck on some poor four leggeds and my momma is making food for the hoomans on my Tasty Tuesday.  It is just as it sounds.OUTRAGEOUS. 

Auntie Robin, for real?  You are going too???? I can't.... 

You have a peace offering? Talk, I am listening , I am open minded. Deep breath.

What is that? Long bones? What are you doing? Roasting long bones for the marrow. Who is getting that? [I am about to have a hissy fit....] Oh. Really? That sounds all right. 

Momma is roasting some long bones because we are having marrow with our dinner.

I suppose I can live with that. here is her recipe:

Marrow bones  [we use lamb because of allergies to beef, but you can use any long bone] She had our butcher cut them in 4/5 inch pieces.
Coarse kosher sea salt

While some people skip this step, momma finds that "koshering" the bones actually makes the marrow taste better, cleaner.

1. To kosher, brine, remove the blood from the marrow, place the bones in a bowl of ice water with 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt per 1 cup water. Refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours, changing the water every 6  hours or so and replacing the salt each time. Drain and refrigerate until you are ready to cook the marrow. Be sure to use it within 24 hours or freeze the drained bones for up to 3 months.
2. Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C).
3. Drain the bones and pat them dry. 
Place them in a roasting pan or like she does... in a cast iron skillet.
[She does put thyme on them sometimes, and a sprinkle of pepper- We like both, but not necessary]

If the bones are cut crosswise, place them standing up; if the bones are cut lengthwise, place them cut side up. Roast for 15 to 25 minutes, until the marrow has puffed slightly and is warm in the center. It is done when the bone marrow itself is HOT HOT HOT and leaking out of the bones.

Hoomans eat it hot on bread, Like butter. Moi, I like it cooled and served up with my food. It is more like a treat than a meal because it is very rich.  So, a little will go a long way.

Seriously delicious. Cheapo only gives us about a tablespoon. But hey at least she did not screw up tasty Tuesday.

Dr. Redding, I love you like a month of Sundays, but... needles???? I think I will stay home. Happily so.



Two French Bulldogs said...

She better stop thinking about hijacking and just make those bones
Lily & Edward

Flea said...

Mmmmm. Marrow bones. My dogs LOVE them.

Golden Daily Scoop said...

Those look soooo good! yum!!

Unknown said...

It looks like you have extra....Do you need our address? BOL!