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My sister had her graduation party at my house, and she brought a bunch of veggie burgers and dogs to serve. Cool! Unfortunately, my mom also decided to send along some chicken wings. It gets worse -- I thought the wings would be <i>cooked</i>, but she sent a HUGE bag of raw wings along with some sauce to cook them in. Ugh.<br><br><br><br>
I didn't want to be the one to cook them, of course, so it was up to my sister and her cohorts to prepare them if they wanted to eat them. Which they didn't. Worse, chicken blood dripped all over my lovely array of veggies in the fridge!<br><br><br><br>
I called my sister to ask her to come pick up the wings -- only to discover that she'd gone out of town for a few days! So they've been sitting in my fridge wrapped in a garbage bag. What to <i>do</i> with the dang things?<br><br><br><br>
I live in the middle of nowhere and don't have a neighbor to hand them over to. I could've put them in the freezer, but they've already contaminated my fridge enough, and anyway I want them <i>out</i> of my house. I didn't want to throw them away -- the chickens have already been killed; it just seems wrong to throw their bodies away and waste their lives even more.<br><br><br><br>
Sooo ... my friend said I should just cook them and take them in to work, where they'll get eaten in about two minutes. (That's what I did with the dairy-based fruit salad my mom also sent.) And that's what I'm doing -- they're in the oven right now. Yuck. Anyone watching me preparing them would've got a laugh as I made faces and tried not to touch them!<br><br><br><br>
Think I did the right thing? It seems very weird and sick to be cooking meat in my house.
 

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I definetly think that you're doing the right thing. Like you said, and like I've often said in similar situations, the chickens ARE already dead.. there's absolutely know reason to allow the animals to die in vain. At least this way you know they served a purpose of some sort- even if it is a sad one.
 

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There's never been meat in my fridge, so I know how you must feel. But you <i>are</i> doing the right thing. It would be a shame to waste so much food of <i>any</i> kind. There aren't any homeless shelters nearby? That would probably be ideal, if it's a practical possibility to drop off food where it's actually needed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> (I live right by one, so it's my first thought whenever I have extra food -- I know that's not realistic for everyone.)<br><br><br><br>
Sorry you have to do that. I haven't had to cook meat in <i>ages</i>. I don't know how I'd handle it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Blah! That sounds horrible ... I don't want any meat anywhere near my kitchen.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
" Worse, chicken blood dripped all over my lovely array of veggies in the fridge!"<br><br>
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That sounds aweful ... the chicken should have been at the very bottom of the fridge. What did you do with the veggies that were contaminated ?
 

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that really sux<br><br>
but i think you are doing the rite thing !<br><br>
heh i would be all like now id like a moment of silence for the chickens that were BRUTALLY MURDERED IN HORRIBLE INHUMANE CONDITIONS ..thank you<br><br>
heh actually i probaly wouldnt do that but i like seeing in my head
 

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That is horrible! I haven't had ro cook meat in a long time and I gag when I go by BK. I do the same thing, though. I have margarine, dry milk and chocolate chips (dairy) and I make my Omni friends muffins. I also have a few boxes of cake mix and I will use those up on my Mom and Grandma for their birthdays.<br><br>
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If you have a cat/dog, then you could feed it to the cat dog, or if a neighbour has a cat/dog, then that's one way to get rid of it.
 

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Throwing out food is wrong. Therefore, it's edible for some people, so cook it up and drop it off at work or something.<br><br><br><br>
Then politely call your mother and say, "Thanks mom for the food you sent over. I don't want to sound ungrateful, but it really bothers me to have meat in my house. I appreicate you providing food for a party, but please, do not send uncooked meat. I have no idea what to do with it and it ends up going to waste."
 

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Thanks for the support, guys. (Awwww.)<br><br><br><br>
The wings got scarfed up in no time at all at work -- and I'm satisfied that they weren't wasted -- more than they were already, that is. Had to explain a bit why "the veggie" was bringing in meat, but I didn't mind and actually it was an opportunity to answer questions about being veg and why I didn't want to just toss out those corpses. Funny thing, I got a lot of compliments on how delicious they were -- first time I've served something that I didn't taste myself. I was like, "Um, glad you liked 'em (I guess <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> ), but that's the last time you'll get 'em." Now I'll have to make some yummy veg food for everyone to make up for it. Maybe something with a similar sauce .... yeah!<br><br><br><br>
I did consider giving them back to my mom, but there was sort of an "insult" factor at work (she was just trying to "help" with the party). At the same time, though, krista is right and I need to ask her to please not do that again.<br><br><br><br>
I guess I could've given them to my cats; dogs aren't supposed to eat chicken bones, right? And no way I could've picked the meat off the bones for them!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/spew.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":spew:"><br><br><br><br>
I did have a moment of silence, Sprout! OK, I was alone and silent anyway, but still....<br><br><br><br>
As for how it got all over my veggies ... it was a party -- you know -- and unknown culprits rearranged my fridge to make room for beer and soda ... in the morning I found all my veggies and the chicken in the bottom drawer, swimming in a pool of blood. Gag. I tossed most of the veggies. Now that I think about it, maybe I just should've cooked them up for the omnis as well -- they wouldn't mind a little chicken blood on their spinach, right?<br><br><br><br>
I hope nothing like this ever happens to me again! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Cats aren't supposed to eat chicken bones, though most won't anyways, but one of my cats will. Then again, he's eat anything that wasn't tied down....<br><br><br><br>
Throwing out your veggies is a wise plan. (May be a little graphic here) Chicken blood is fine, when with chicken and/or other longer cooking meats. Chicken blood is not ok on vegetables that will be eaten raw, or cooked a couple of minutes.
 
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