Wait, no... that's a lie. This isn't THE Mr. Bird. It's one of the other Mr. Birds from processing day Saturday. We had him on Sunday.
In retrospect, I probably should have put some parsley around him or something to dress him up. This is how he looked fresh from the oven.
Oh well, live and learn. Five minutes later he looked like this,
....so I guess it doesn't matter much.
Mr. Bird was served with a honey and orange glaze (which is why he's so dark), and flavored with lavender and sage and some other things I can't remember.
Mr. Bird was delicious.
Mr. Bird was not mushy or tough--both complaints I have heard from others who have raised Cornish Cross.
Mr. Bird was moist and wonderful.
Mr. Bird tasted like chicken. It's shocking how you can think other chickens taste like chicken until you eat a real chicken and you realize you've been wrong for ALL these years.
Yep, we'll be doing this again. The new batch is shipping on Monday.