- Offal, also called variety meats or organ meats, refers to the internal organs and entrails of a butchered animal. The word does not refer to a particular list of edible organs, which varies by culture and region, but includes most internal organs excluding muscle and bone. As an English mass noun, the term "offal" has no plural form. Some cultures shy away from offal as food, while others use it as everyday food, or in delicacies.
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This is what preparing meals for JD looks like.
Momma has gathered the OFFAL from her butcher and processed it in her food processor to thin, even uniform pieces so that cooking time is effective. This is best done when the individual offal pieces are half frozen. Liver, heart etc slice much better when they are almost solid. Like any other meat product. Momma bags and freezes the various offal components individually by type so that they are available to create the "mix" by choice, when needed.
A typical week's preparation looks like this. It starts out as a mountain of frozen "parts".
It is followed by a discussion because daddy always wants to know why momma does not use a bigger pot. But... trust me, momma knows what she is doing,
Max is visiting and he just got a whiff of this and of course he needed a "lift" to check it out. I mean, guys, the smell is delicious. WHATEVER Dowi. What do you know from OFFAL? We put up with the stench of your chocolate stuff baking! Hoomans...
Momma is kind, she always manages to give us a taste. Just call it "Quality Control".
As the OFFAL cooks down, it shrinks and soon you have wonderfully cooked OFFAL ready to be portioned and stored. See the container in the background? They are ready.
So... this is where things got dark... Momma asked Dowi to label the containers. Label means... JD - OFFAL one of____. Date. We practice good kitchen management in our house.
Dowi, on the other hand is a creative soul. She decided to exercise or exorcise her creativity. This is her labeling job. Please do not judge her. We just got Max all calmed down and he has been assured that he will always have a place here, if Dowi jumps the shark....
BTW, if you are wondering, we all got some OFFAL and it is DELICIOUS! Dr. R, thanks because let me tell you, without DR's orders these wimpy hoomans would have not gone here.
BTW JD, The Wendy and Silvie have all "trimmed " down while feasting on OFFAL and Sweet potatoes and meat mousse. Max will be glad that momma has frozen some goodies for him as well.
Licking my chops.
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Mmmmh, this offal looks like a true K9 delicacy!!
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