The first thing I have to say is that I am seriously hacked off that my computer lost this whole posting about 30 minutes ago. So I am starting all over. I will skip the part about how many of you won't eat anything but skinless boneless chicken breasts. You have no idea what you are missing. Liver, gizzard, heart and neck (not to mention the little bits in between the backbones - maybe they are kidneys, don't know). If you starve your husband and your children for long enough they will eat what is known as "offal", oddments of animal protein. I bought a package of hearts and gizzards (almost entirely gizzards) this afternoon. I trimmed them up a bit, and browned them in olive oil and butter, and seasoned them with some of my Garcon*. Then I added some homemade chicken stock (oh, first I deglazed the pan with a bit of white wine). They need a good two to three hours to tenderize. About half way through I tossed in some leftover corn kernels and half a large jalapeno (seeds included). Near the end I chopped up some whole canned roma tomatoes and put them in. Call me crazy, but keep reading me. In the end I decided to eat this as a soup. I could have made some rice or some pasta. I am, however, "HOME ALONE." So I just do whatever seems right at the moment.
*Garcon will eventually become as well known as Emeril's Essence.