posted on May, 18 2020 @ 11:56 AM
It's a good thing we got our stimulus. We've been stimulating the economy right and left it seems and not in ways we intended. The latest
catastrophe is that our old stove started randomly leaking gas. In all fairness, it was probably the original stove in the house which was built back
in the '70s or older, and we'd already jury-rigged a thermostat in the oven to keep it working. It was time.
So we had to get a plumber out to install a shut-off valve on the gas line behind the appliance (yep, that old), so the new appliance could be put in.
And a new oven was bought. We are now the proud owners of a really nice gas range with convection oven, and it comes with us when we move!
And to test the new oven, I wanted to roast a turkey, but they didn't have one at the store. They did have a duck. So duck it was!
We'd never actually had it before, and that means we'd never roasted one before. We set it up, stuffed the duck-hole (way too much fun calling it
that) with lemon and garlic, and roasted it. We also glazed it and basted it regularly with balsamic and lemon and some honey -- I found a recipe that
seemed pretty decent and we rolled with it.
I understand now why they say that duck fat is "the stuff", and we have a decent amount of it in our fridge waiting to be used. What couldn't pour
off and save we toasted some bread and sopped up. We used a bit to roast our potatoes in to go with our duck.
But I think it's on the list of "will do again".