Monday, March 11, 2019

Roasted

Antique roasting pan still roasts!
***WARNING!!!***
DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER
I'm serious!


The Hubby roasted a whole turkey yesterday, after several days of defrosting the behemoth in the refrigerator.  We'd obtained it in late November, and it was sitting in the freezer until now.

Da Boyz went berserk all day, as the smells of cooking turkey filled the house.  The Hubby pulled out an old roasting pan, which he believes is from the 1940's.

Since I began my employment with this company in 2011, we've received a frozen turkey for the US Thanksgiving Day every year.  The Hubby and I are vegans, so we cook up the turkey to make into cat food.  The Hubby will grind the turkey meat, mix in some broth, and make portions, but last night we fed the cats small chunks of meat.

And, needless to say, the cats LURV'd it!  Chili Bruce ate his so fast, that we humans had to guard against him stealing from Manny's bowl.  Angel made squeaky noises, then stood frozen for a few seconds, as if taking in the beauty of the bounty.  Sweetie almost pulled her bowl out of my hand; she knows a good thing when she smells it!

The Hubby didn't spice the turkey, not even salt and pepper, because the cats don't need that stuff.  He's aware too that fat needs to be limited.  He cooks the bones, gizzards, and skin down to make the broth.  We know that it's not purrfect cat food, but it's a kind of treat for them; they'll only get one meal every few days until it's gone.

Image from November, 2014
So you can see the portion size
***We tend to warn Tuna, Dai$y, and Mack when we post about BURDS!***


26 comments:

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

WOW! I would love to come over and help you eat that burd!

Laila

The Whiskeratti said...

That is a wonderful thing to do for the fur kids. And very thoughtful to warn the Trout Towners.

Olka said...

Wow!! A lot of meat. Maybe try to make a BARF food. It's raw meat based food with some supplements :)

Summer said...

What lucky kitties!

Sandee said...

Dad did good. Yummy for a long time.

Have a purrfect day and week. My best to your peeps. ♥

da tabbies o trout towne said...

be jezuz ....
oh my cod ......
R ya kiddin uz .....
we...R......troo....lee....sorree....guyz

ya hafta eat thiz bass terd burd....

trooth ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

☺☺♥♥

Marg said...

Wow, those are some mighty lucky cats to have a yummy bunch of meals. Good on the peeps to do this for you. You all have a fantastic week.

My Mind's Eye said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I thought there was a fowl in the air. Honestly I think I could eat turkey every day and never tire of it. Those are some lucky kit-kats to have handmade homemade with love food
Hugs Cecilia

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

You can get a lot of food for us cats out of one turkey. Smelling it cooking would have driven me bonkers, too, but all so worth it when it was ready! - Tom x

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Nice thing to do for your kitties!

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Eastside Cats said...

😹

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

The turkey made a good lot of meal treats for the cats and they obviously appreciated it.
That is a huge roasting pan. I don't think it would even fit in my oven.

Brian said...

Yes, that had to be yummy and we'll gladly take the trout town tabbies portion!

The Island Cats said...

Your cats are gonna be eating like kings! And queen...we hope Angel gets some too. :)

Terri said...

Love it! One of my aunts poached a chicken occasionally for her cat :)

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

OMC, we want to VISIT!!

PeeEss: That great roaster could make two cat beds when not in service to a turkey.

kathy b said...

Miss Pie my little blind one has a birthday on Pie Day .3.14
She LOVES cooked chicken!!

pilch92 said...

That is sweet of you to cook it up for the kitties- lucky kitties.

Katie Isabella said...

Oh how wonderful for the boys and OH what a treat. I know mom said she wishes she had been there trying for a handout! XX

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

Man I am jealous of those cats! Now I have a craving for turkey! Love the roaster too

M. K. Clinton said...

What a wonderful treats for the cats! The school I used to work for gave us turkeys each Christmas and we always enjoyed it. Bentley & Pierre LURV turkey too.

The Creative Cat said...

Great idea! My guys wait in the kitchen aaaaalllll daaaaayyyyyy when the turkey or beef or pork loin is roasting to be their food. I use a recipe that makes a balanced meal so we don't have to worry. I love to cook, they love to eat, it's a real partnership.

Ruby said...

Oooooooooooooo!!!!!! Can I come overs too??! I loves me some turkey!! I usually gets chicken, butts I loooove turkey! (I do eats more than the kittehs, so maybe one of those turkey rolls there in the picture will do just fine...don't listen to anything Ma says abouts it being too much....)
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Tamago said...

Ooooh turkey! Yum! Sounds like kitties totally enjoyed it :-) It's really nice the roasting pan from 1940's still works. Turkey must taste extra good cooked in it!

Rene said...

Lucky lucky kitties! Oh that roasting pan is just lovely. I love old kitchen stuff like that.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Wow, what a treat for da boyz!!! A good slice of turkey is pretty much the only thing I miss after becoming a vegetarian. I can practically smell that roast from here!