This post is for your own pleasure, I have absolutely no reason why I am posting it other than that.
This evening, I had the sole delight to cut out a chicken's backbone! Have you ever done that? It was quite the experience :) Note the following dialog-
Kaila-"Hey Mom, I'm suppose to cut out the chickens backbone for this recipe. How am I suppose to do that?"
Mom-"I don't know. Just get a knife and cut it out, but watch out for your fingers (I have a bad reputation of cutting myself)."
Kaila-"Okay...here goes nothing."
10 minutes later, Mom walks into the kitchen only to find me still sawing away at this little 5lb chicken.
Kaila-"I think I hit a bone and am stuck on it."
Mom-"Just cut through it...but watch your fingers."
Kaila (2 min. later)-"I did it!(swinging the bone around) I just cut out the whole backbone of a chicken...how cool is that!"
Mom (thinking to herself) -"She's got some problems."
So if ever you come across a recipe that requires you to cut out a backbone...just give me a call...I know exactly how it goes...NOT :)