It’s Monday and time is running out for me to deal with budgie care while we’re away. This is why I don’t like to get pets. Because I am the one stuck with the job of calling in all my favors to take care of these poop-tossing, feather-plucking bird-brains.
At this point, I am seriously considering wringing a couple of necks and then getting two new ones when we get back. The kids won’t know. If they’re not the right color, I’ll dye them.
And just think dinner would be taken care of: Two luscious mouthfuls.
So I’ve been perusing the internet for some possible recipes. And this looks like a winner:
Budgie with Cherries
2 budgies with attitude
1 ox bacon fat
2 sliced spring onions
1 oz flour
1 bouquet garni
½ pound stoned red cherries
½ oz butter
1 ½ pint stock
Brown the budgies in the dripping in the casserole. Lift them out and in the same fat, brown the spring onions. While the onions are browning split the budgies in half and trim the backbone with the scissors. Sprinkle the flour in the pan and brown lightly. Add the stock, bring to the boil and add the budgies with the bouguet garni…
And if you’ve read this far me thinks you’re seriously deranged….
photo by steepways (flickr)