I want a bigger freezer too… And some decently priced mutton, seriously now…
Our fridge just gets worse and worse, it’s really time to seriously search for our next one. We did that sometimes but not as seriously yet. It’s tricky. It’s almost always the case with almost everything: we really aren’t very choosy but we still have a few expectations and it appears to be a lot, we are glad if we can find something that meets our few but super important requirements… I want the biggest not double fridge I can fit into my kitchen with a huge veggie rack (3 times as big as my current one, it’s tiny as it needs to leave space to some machine parts and the lowest shelf in the door) and a freezer where the top shelf is open. And no unnecessary-for-me fancy things. And low energy cost. I want to be able to put our tall pressure cooker into it with a lid on! Poor thing always goes in without, it barely fits and I made its self almost as high as the other 3 combined, I can’t do more than that. Yep, I need a way higher fridge. Bigger freezer, bigger other part. Whenever we cook after some big shopping, we need my very developed packing skills to fit everything into the fridge. Alvaro couldn’t buy 2 bunnies as they couldn’t fit into the freezer. And he can’t buy vegs way before cooking them as we don’t have space for that.
It will be awesome when we get out next fridge! Even if I fit everything into the fridge, it’s so hard to find and get out anything. I could sort things much better with more space. I wouldn’t have just 2 small parts: fresh meat (and whatever I need to push there somehow) and everything else (tiny vegs, tiny fruits, tiny herbs, all in their small boxes in the back as we barely even use them, ready to eat food - meatballs, fried fish and beef stew now -, sausages, now there is some jars with stuff we want to pressure can but they didn’t make a full pressure cooker so they are waiting). Too many boxes and weird shaped things. Alvaro knows never to open the freezer door as there is some chance something falls out (I do try to avoid packing that way. I lost too many boxes that way. though half of them died when I just rummaged around and there were too many boxes on top of each other).
So yep, I am looking forward to our new, pretty and big fridge. Oh I don’t want a white one, that’s boring. This one was white (it came with the house) but I covered and painted it, it starts to get off now, the door only closes with the aid of properly strong magnets, it has rust and cracked plastic… But we really like to use our machines until we can. We used this fridge well, it’s really time for it to go.
A big one will make us unable to use the storage under the current one but it’s for onions, potatoes and the like and even Alvaro uses so very little of them since my carnivore times started… But maybe a small storage still will fit. I am not into rummaging in the freezer (that will be on the bottom now, yay. more convenient) at ground level… Well we will see its height. I need space on the top to store my canned fruits. I use all the cupboard tops and the fridge top all the time, I don’;t have many upper cupboards due to the 2 huge windows. Only 8 cupboards (1 isn’t even in the kitchen)… It sounds many but some of them are tiny and only one is really big, the corner one. No idea how anyone fits into a small kitchen, I need so, so much space and I deliberately barely have kitchen machines…
We have rabbit but non-carnivore so I put the (ugly) pic into another thread. I was much more into eating it than making a shot… Alvaro used up all the sour cream, fortunately I put some into my pork first. As I don’t like the (not so much) soup, I just got most of the meat with a little broth, cooked for a while and added sour cream. It’s still not thick but it will get jellied when it cools down.
My other photos didn’t get so good either, the rabbit scatchings got a bit blurry, whatever. It’s enough to imagine it sharp. And the most interesting thing isn’t its look. It’s weird! I can imagine posh ladies snacking on it It’s not some peasant thing like normal, pork scatchings! It’s… Light, sweetish, subtle… Just like rabbit meat itself.
This was the fattiest lil bunny I ever saw! And the others had fat too. But this one had a lot, hence the rabbit scratchings, just a little taste, I didn’t rob the rabbit from its fat, just took a bit. Interesting experience. I wondered if I am functioning correctly. Can fat be SWEET? Well, sweetish but definitely. It seems so. Pork never does that, not even piglets. The rabbit liver was almost tasteless as usual. Zero bitterness, subtle sweetness but not much of any flavor.
The 2 round things are rabbit kidneys. We always get the kidneys and liver and the head- and feetless cleaned rabbit.
And I wrote it elsewhere too… I listened to a cooking show in the radio. And they made a dish I wouldn’t but it was so not following the official guidelines that it was fun and nice to me.
T-bone made in the oven (well it got a quick session in a pan afterwards), fully immersed in Mangalica lard
I might would be embarrassed to buy only chicken frames, that’s so deep poverty and bad eating (unless if I would buy them for the cats) but steaks? The thought never would cross my mind but my feelings would refuse to go into that direction even then!
I have bacon now, the good, sliced thing but I just never felt the need to eat it. I have this often now. I am fine with my fresh meat, some eggs, dairy and little else and I keep my processed meats for times when I get bored of my normal meat or when I specifically desire them. And it just don’t seem to happen. In the end I will plan them into my day… It’s good most of them freezes well so I don’t need to fear the expiration date. But last time I couldn’t fit everything into the freezer and my bacon is still not there. I probably will start to eat it soon But I need lean meat with it and I don’t have any right now. (Or I just don’t care, that is an option…)
I got tired, I will read Frankobear’s comments next time. They deserve my full attention, not whatever I have right now. I ate too early but Alvaro cooked early so I cooked the rabbit things early and things just followed each other… I ate rabbit too, 3 pieces but I couldn’t easily stop… The cats were happy with the many tiny bones with plenty of little meat morsels between them and the fried meat liquid
Did I write they liked the boring, white, too salty fresh but still not soft cheese? So they got some. But it turned out Alvaro is fine with it. I can eat it too but all my other food is better so I am unwilling to eat more than a tiny bit here and there… And then I have found the weird quark (super sour and its texture isn’t the usual. it’s… hard creamy if that is a thing. it is to me). Maybe I need to be more shy when it comes to buying dairy. I instinctively go for variety but I don’t need it that much at this point. I have mascarpone and cream cheese too but they are amazing and Alvaro can help eating them. He can’t eat this quark. maybe if I mix it with cream and make some simple cake but I don’t want to bother. He is at home for 9 days, he can cook and bake for himself, not everything but almost. Maybe even for me but he and carnivore cooking, that is not something that happens. Stew is the closest but this time he had to make his carbier rabbit dish… Still mostly rabbit and I eat it and it’s October, I would be miffed if he made such a dish in my carnivore November (I probably would just grab MY rabbit parts and cook them myself. or try to eat the rabbit parts as clean as possible. but we have rabbit so rarely so he shouldn’t do that to me, I don’t like extra work). Or whatever it will become but I really plan a carnivore one.