Zombie Chickens

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I have dreamt and dreamt and Dreamt of the day when the People of the Universe would Applaud my Efforts and spread word throughout the Cosmos of my Amazingness.  Friends, that day is finally here.  And it has come in the rather Unlikely Guise of the Zombie Chicken Award.  Speaking for the Universe as a whole, Svedie Pie has presented me with this rare and wonderful award.

So, what does this mean, exactly?  I mean, for me?  And for you, my Dear Readers?  Here are some possibilities:

  1. I am a Zombie Chicken.
  2. You are Zombie Chickens.
  3. We all have the power to turn chickens into zombies.
  4. The more I type zombie, the less it sounds like a Real Word.
  5. If you read this blog, you will slowly be turned into a Zombie Chicken.  You might even be one now and not realize it.
  6. I had no idea I am so Powerful.  Sorry about that.

Enough speculation.  According to Spokesperson for the Universe Svedie Pie, here’s what the award means:

The blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the zombie chicken– excellence, grace, and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words.

Thanks, Svedie Pie and the Universe, for thinking my content is remarkable and that I am Excellent and Graceful and Persistent.  I choose to be the eye of the Zombie Chicken Hurricane.  Here you will find shelter.  Here you will find hope.  Here you will find PMAT.

The Rules of ZC state that I need to pass this on to at least 5 other bloggers or I shall be Pecked to Death.  Rudeness.  Rudeness has no place in the Eye of the Hurricane, however.  Plus, I’m not a fan of Rules.  So, I am going to write down Things I have Learned from other bloggers; things for which I would indeed weather a Zombie Apocalypse:

  1. A little fish sauce brings deep flavor without fishiness to so many things.  Thanks to Marc at No Recipes and to Todd and Diane over at White on Rice Couple for this amazing tip.
  2. Potatoes bear fruit.  They look kind of like little tomatoes.  Don’t eat them–they are poisonous.  Thanks to Aoife over at The Daily Spud for this tip.
  3. We can honor both globalization and eating locally by using local ingredients to reinterpret “exotic” fare.  Thanks to Tracey over at Tangled Noodle, for her insight, her research and her passion.
  4. There is no limit on interpretation when it comes to the Grilled Cheese Sandwich.  Just ask Shane over at Imagine a Different World of Grilled Cheese.
  5. Leftover pain au chocolat makes an excellent base for French Toast.  Camille from Croque Camille, who is Evil in the Best Way, gave me this little piece of information.
  6. There are more flavors of ice cream to be made than there are stars in the sky.  Go see Anna from Very Small Anna if you don’t believe me.  Browse through her ice cream and sorbet posts for inspiration.

If you have been Pecked or Scratched by a Zombie Chicken on your way over here, I sincerely apologize.

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  1. Jamieson Ridenhour says

    This is truly great news! Now–where’s the Sunday Supper recipe for Fried Zombie Chicken? Zombie Nuggets? Zombie Cordon Bleu? The possibilities, Online Pastry Chef, are endless, like the waves of the undead filling our cities.

  2. says

    Does Zombie Chicken….GET UP OFF THE PLATE?????

    Is this like some sick “Cluck Norris” thing? Horrors!!!!

    –little fish sauce brings deep flavor

    This is the heart of all Roman cooking. Amazing, isn’t it?

  3. alison says

    congratulations – for you do “produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words.
    i have a few blogs bookmarked, but yours i visit, enjoy, AND refer to by far more than amy other.
    You inspire me and write the way i think and talk to myself!

  4. Barbarainnc says

    This is not where this post goes, but here it is. Try this recipe: Oh My Goodness!! I don’t even like fruitcake, but this is the only one I’ll make or eat!!!!

    Stirring Fruitcake

    1 pound of butter
    2 c sugar
    6 eggs
    4 c self-rising flour
    1 t of each: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice
    1 pound of candied cherries,rough chopped
    1 pound of candied pineapple,rough chopped
    1 big box of raisins
    6 c roughly chopped pecans
    5 oz. orange marmalade

    Preheat oven to 350*
    Cream butter and sugar, then add the eggs. In another BIG bowl add the flour, spices, fruit and nuts. Stir to coat. Add this mixture to the creamed mixture, mix well. Place batter in a pan. Bake for 15 minutes, take out and stir. Bake 15 minutes, take out and stir. Bake 15 minutes, take out and stir. Bake 15 minutes more, stir and pack down in a greased tube pan. I used a potato masher to pack it in. Let set on the counter overnight. This is really good!!!! My Kitchen Aid 4.5qt wouldn’t hold all of the batter. I put the batter in a 13 by 18.5 inch pan, the biggest pan I had.I added the rest of the flour,fruit,nuts and orange marmalade by hand. I baked as directed. The cake weighted 8 lbs. 9 oz.

    • says

      Wow–that sounds really interesting, Barbara! 8 pounds, 9 oz?! Impressive!

      Personally, I’d add a helfty amount of salt and maybe just use dried (rather than candied) fruits. The procedure is really pretty unique, though. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  5. says

    Merci beaucoup for the mention! You will be pleased to know that just last night I made a pain au chocolat-pear bread pudding. It was, obviously, delicious. Now to cook up my next evil scheme…

  6. says

    Hey ho, I must apologise for my tardiness in acknowledging your eminent zombie chicken status and kind mention of the potato fruit. I did indeed have to fight my way through vast packs of zombie chickens to get here (at least that’s not far off describing what the last month has been like!) but rest assured that I would happily fight them off on a daily basis in order to get my regular dose of PMAT wisdom!

  7. says

    This would explain my shoulder and neck injury. In the mdst of a perfectly normal day, I decided “Hey, let’s go see what Jenn is cooking up.” But my computer desk was surrounded by a hoard of bloody zombie chickens squawking in a horrific monotone that I had mistaken for Neil Young. Mom of a U.S. Army Scout (who recently visited and took me on a “training” run) I braved the fearsome feathers and furiously fought my way to the keyboard.

    I am injured now and paying for my chiropractor’s yacht, but you are worth it, my friend.

  8. says

    I can believe it took nearly a month before I saw your wonderful mention of Tangledness! Alas and alack, legions of Zombie Chickens were not to blame – just a two entities called Procrastination and Lack o’ Time Management. But I’m hoping I’ve left those freeloaders behind! Congratulations on the award – it describes you perfectly. 8-D

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