Yes, I said it. Yes, it’s an oxymoron 🙂 I am still trying to wrap my head around letting a chicken “rot” for 6 weeks in my refrigerator. Apparently all it takes is a raw chicken, 2 lbs of salt, a box of baking powder, and a box of baking soda. It needs to be checked once a week, and the salt rinsed off and changed if it is wet. We can add spices later if we want. Hmmm, I know when people were mummified back in the day (OK, way, way back) that sometimes they were covered in spices. To help with the odor, I would imagine.
Now I don’t know exactly what kind of spices I can find at my grocery store that would have been common back then, but I do know if this chicken starts smelling, he is going to be taking his deep sleep in cinnamon and pumpkin pie spices so he at least smells good 🙂
This experiment is set to begin Friday. Expect some rather disturbing pictures in the near future 🙂