Tonight I served my family Hassenpfeffer and it was delicious! We raise our own rabbits as food, but hadn't yet LOVED the meals we made. That changed today... thanks to my trusty Crock-Pot! I'm not gonna publish the recipe here, 'cause I didn't make it up, but if you'd like the recipe, send an email to lazygreenmama[at]gmail[dot]com.
Two of my favorite bloggers/people recently blogged about their experiences with raising chickens and preparing them. It's fun that we're all starting this journey and quasi clueless. Click here and here to enjoy their posts.
However, it seems to me that the average person is grossed out with the idea of raising their own food. If I hadn't spent the last six years with my husband (an avid hunter), I'd probably be just like that. However, now I'm grossed out with the idea of food that was raised God knows where, handled by God knows who, sat on ice for God knows how long...
It's not feasible for many people to raise their own food, especially livestock. However, I encourage you to start the process of considering where your food is coming from and research alternatives (ie buy direct from a farm, talk to your grocer, eat one vegetarian meal a week).