Monday, November 14, 2011

Our own Omnivore's Dilemma

We had a fantastic meal and nice evening out at Elizabeth's on Nov. 8. She went to a lot of effort to prepare a delicious meal for us, cooking two chickens, stuffing, salad, potatoes and corn bread (without baking soda because we were doing this all natural and organic!!).

Building off the "Omnivore's Dilemma" (our book pick for November), Elizabeth bought a large-scale organic chicken from Costco and another from Anderson Farm in Arkansaw, Wis. The large-scale organic chicken was raised mostly in a shed, while the one from the Anderson Farm is free-range. What a difference in the meat! The large-scale one was whiter and plainer, while the Anderson Farm one was a richer meat. I think we're all going to be looking into the grass-fed beef, Berkshire pastured pork and pastured chicken from Anderson Farm. or 888-700-FARM


The two chickens. See the color difference? The one from Anderson Farm was more moist and flavorful.

Amy, Jenni and Elizabeth enjoying dinner. (Jenni hasn't been able to make it to book club because of her work schedule, but we were happy she could come to dinner in Isanti!)


  1. Oh that looks so much more fun than stabbing myself with a felting needle 50 times! Can't wait for tomorrow!

  2. It should be a good discussion. I'm looking forward to it too -- and the fact that our group is growing and we'll have 3-4 new folks (including you, Janis!) attending. Did you see I posted some discussion questions here on the blog too for us to chat about?