Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mum's Dancing Chicken Revisited

Richard pulled this contraption out of the cupboard the other day and asked me what it was. I replied, "My mother's dancing chicken thingie." Our oven in the country was smaller than the one in the city and too small for a standing chicken, so once we moved, we never made it again. Until this weekend.

Richard's oven is plenty big, so we got a nice-sized bird and stood it up on it's dancing stand. My mother used to make the bird do the can-can. Always made us kids laugh.

In the end, dancing chicken was a fabulous way to roast the bird and now I remember why my mum liked it so much. Dancing chicken will make another visit to a table near me very soon.


Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Mmmm, looks delish!

Evlyn said...

For some reason your blog made me think of Mary Pratt's chicken paintings. Maybe you could do something similar - i.e., draw a dancing chicken using your mothers dancing chicken thingie. It could be really surrealist!

Linda Starr said...

That is too funny, love the dancing bird. I see these vintage contraptions in antique stores and always wonder what they are, now if I see one of these I'll know what it is in advance. Dancing chickens for skinny stoves.

Addison Dewitt said...

Hey, didn't I see that chicken on "You Can Dance Canada"?

Knatolee said...

Deer AUntie Ronna,

Why are yoo eatin my cuzin?

Fearfully yours,


PS Mommy says it looks dee-licious. I'm watchin' my back.


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