I did it again! I cooked something that I’ve never made before. This time I made chicken instead of pork, and I’ve got to say…I enjoyed the pork more. Pork doesn’t have this nasty skin for you to rip off like the sneaky little drumsticks do. And yes, I know they sell skinless chicken but you can’t always find that. Stupid son-of-a-grocery-store. My boyfriend can yank off the skin in a matter of seconds. It took me about a half hour to do 8 drumsticks. RIDICULOUS. As you probably know, there’s another skin-like layer underneath the skin, which is kind of clear and stretchy. I was like, WTF, am I supposed to take this off too? So I made an attempt, a damn pathetic attempt. Oh I see, you want to play stupid. Okay. *Yanks harder* Alright, so you’re a stubborn piece of shit. *Takes a pair of meat scissors* Great, now you look deformed. WTF. At one point, I seriously considered throwing the drumsticks in the trash and just forgetting the whole thing. Then I googled it and realized that you’re not supposed to do anything with that layer as “it’s very hard to remove.” No shit. So I moved on.
Once I got past that, I had to cut two lines into each drumstick so that they would cook well and get the flavor inside. Seems easy enough, but I still doubted myself. How deep am I supposed to cut this? Does it matter which side I choose? Am I reading too much into this? Yes, loser. All in all, it wasn’t too bad. Seasoning the meat was definitely my favorite part. I seriously think seasoning meat is like art, like coloring. That was the only time during the process that I felt pretty confident. Once I started cooking, I lost some of that confidence. I was sure that after all that, it would come out awful. But guess what? It wasn’t awful at all! The meat was well-cooked, tender, and quite delicious! Although I was feeling less than enthused in the beginning, I’m glad I didn’t give up. Now I can make pork chops and chicken. This week, I also baked homemade banana cake/bread/something; another first for me. I’m on a roll! I just hope I can keep it up. I want cooking to be fun rather than feel like a chore. Right, we’ll see how that goes. Hope you all have a great weekend!