Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Flop Eared Zucchini Burglar

I haven't eaten jackrabbit in many, many years. After tonight, I remember why.

It tastes sort of like chewing on a grilled bicycle tire. Even with salt, pepper, chili powder, and olive oil ... it still is like chewing on a well-seasoned bicycle tire.

I'm a little disturbed that I shot and killed it with birdshot and we finished eating and nobody found any pellets. Did we swallow them or did they just magically not hit the parts we ate? I'm sure through the lens of history, many hunters have swallowed some birdshot with no ill effects. But I don't really like the thought of it rolling around in my colon.

I'm always amazed at what the kids will eat though. Bake cookies with rice flour and no sugar? They love them. They taste like sawdust to the wife and I but the kids think they're in heaven. Grill a bicycle tire, er, jackrabbit and the kids think it's a wonderful dinner that just showed up out in the yard.

I guess it's the fact that their tastebuds haven't been colonized by the corporate-industrial machine for 40 years and they can still recognize real food. Now if only I could get them to like squash.


Gorges Smythe said...

Good luck on the last item; it took mr 50 years to stat liking it.

OD from HT said...

You can hide squash in a lot of things....just don't tell my kids I said that!

Aine said...

My kids grew up eating foods from scratch, little to no take out and whole grains, little processed white sugar. We also eat a lot of wild meat and fresh caught fish, which taste much different than that frozen junk you buy in the store. As a result they are young adults that enjoy good home cookin, no box foods and commercially prepared foods taste bad to them.

My kids favorite cookie is make with oats, honey, apples and raisins. Our friends say they are "bland" and not sweet enough, we love them.

As for the squash, I hide it in veggie soup and that's the only time they eat it, lol.