Thursday, September 4, 2008

Jellied Moose Nose

Jellied Moose NoseYield: 1 servings

1 Upper jawbone of a moose
1 ts Salt
1 Onion; sliced
1/2 ts Pepper
1 Garlic clove
1/4 c Vinegar
1 tb Mixed pickling spice

1. Cut the upper jaw bone of the moose just below the eyes.
2. Place in a large kettle of scalding water and boil for 45 minutes
3. Remove and chill in cold water.
4. Pull out all the hairs - these will have been loosened by the boilingand should come out easily ( like plucking a duck).
5. Wash thoroughly until no hairs remain.
6. Place the nose in a kettle and cover with fresh water.
7. Add onion, garlic, spices and vinegar
8. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the meat is tender. Let cool overnight in the liquid.
9. When cool, take the meat out of the broth, and remove and discard thebones and the cartilage. You will have two kinds of meat, white meatfrom the bulb of the nose, and thin strips of dark meat from along thebones and jowls.
10. Slice the meat thinly and alternate layers of white and dark meat in aloaf pan.
11. Reheat the broth to boiling, then pour the broth over the meat in theloaf pan.
12. Let cool until jelly has set. Slice and serve cold.

I thought maybe after your morning polar bear hunt, between the prayer group and the NRA meetings, if you're not busy procreating, you might have time for a little jellied moose nose. It seems this may be the new National Agenda.

Is it horrible for me to hope that the glass ceiling (The one with the eighteen million cracks) holds for another 61 days?

Donna said...

Please tell me you made up that nose recipe. I feel some morning sickness coming on, and I'm not even pregnant. But it's kinda like a car wreck - I just can't stop staring at the instructions.

Jelly? Really?

Connie said...

Hmm... but where do you find a kettle big enough to hold the whole jawbone of a moose? Ah well, not likely I'll have need of this recipe. Not many moose in Egypt... camels now.. hmmm?...(kidding.. blech!)

I'm praying (perhaps a little sacrifice might be in order?) that ceiling holds too. (Not kidding, also blech!)

Tobi said...

It is a real recipe! The part about plucking the nose hairs (like a duck, FYI, Yea, because I do that a lot) makes my eyes water, but then so does ANWR oil drilling, overturning Roe V wade, book banning, creationism, opposition to immigration reform, a ban on same sex marriage and overturning those pesky gun control laws...Moose nose anyone?? Anyone?

karey m. said...

you always end with these lines that make me wrinkle my brow {no botox. yet.} and re-read.

because i am not as smart as you. and your wit? well. i'd hate to be standing next to you at a cocktail party if you didn't like me. eek.

i always tell you you're funny. and you know that post i absolutely adored about stan the man and whispering in little girls' ears...

but you're also crazy smart. if i haven't told you...

Old House Junkie said...

I imagine the job description went something like this:
Must be female
Must be prettier than me but not as pretty as Cindy.
Must be younger than me.
Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in some kind of government job.
Must be able to say "We'll stay in Iraq a hundred years if necessary" with a straight face and sincere tone.
Must believe in the economic theory, "them that has, gets"

I'm sure there were more requirements, but actually writing them might make me a little ill. ohj

The Lil Bee said...

YOU should be running for president!

L said...

T-am considering moving to Switzerland. Or Canada. You know. Because it's not as far. I'd be game for a roommate. Or sevaral thousand. You know. Because that's just a smidgen of how many people will leave the country if "you know what" happens.


We can discuss our future home's decor anon.

with love from Pittsburgh...

Simple Answer said...

I'm a fan of hers! I love a sharp wit and cutting remark. Am I allowed to say that is why I always love to read you?

Tobi said...
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Tobi said...

Karey- I think that is the first time anyone has used the S. word without attaching Ass to it when describing me. I should make a T-shirt to commemorate the event: "Karey says I'm S.(No Ass)". Have I mentioned that I adore you?

OHJ- Did that outfit really cost 300k? Because if it did? Well, let us just say I could be cute too!

Bee- The constitution precludes my candidacy. I am far too young for the job. (If you believe that, maybe I should run).

L- I am not joking when I say I have considered your plan (either way this turns out). However, Canada is fricking cold and I am afraid they eat moose.

SA- Allowed?? No ma’am you are encouraged!

In all honesty I must tell you all, I feel that perhaps I should surrender an ovary as repayment to Margaret Sanger, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Betty Freidan, and Gloria Steinem, along with all of the other women before me that sacrificed, and marched and were imprisoned for the rights that I too often take for granted.

I am embarrassed to say that when I heard of SP’s nomination I was among the masses of women questioning her abilities for reasons that were purely personal.

I have since decided that while I do not agree with her politics it is my obligation to support to the end, her right to be (in my opinion) wrong.

I will now sheepishly step off my soapbox with the solemn promise to TRY to keep my opinions to myself for the next two months. If you smell smoke do not worry. It is just me burning my bra here at the New Digs...

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