Posted by: Shari Glass | August 24, 2010

Chicken Mummy Week 3, Week 4, & Week 5

Week 3

Week 3

Week 4

Week 4

Week 4

Week 5

Week 5

I thought about making all these separate posts…but there’s not a whole lot you can say about a dehydrating chicken as the weeks go on.  Yes, we are STILL mummifying the chicken.  Week after week it sits in its two ziplock bags, covered in salt with a little baking soda and powder thrown in for good measure.  Oh yeah, and whatever herbs look good to Micah.  Mostly we’ve been using Si Si Cilantro from Tastefully Simple that I never used.  (Don’t think I could ever use it again either…Makes me think of shrunken chicken just smelling it.)

Week 3 was nothing special.  Salt was less wet, but still had some wet areas, and the salt in the cavity had to be dug out – from dampness.  Week 4 brought a definite change.  You could see where the breast was shrinking away from the skin.  The, um, interesting, oder was mostly gone, and there was a definite hardness to the bird that hadn’t been there before.

Week 5, today, was similar to week 4, perhaps a little more shrunken.  All the salt came off very easily, no more wet spots.  Back into the salt and ziplocks for one more week.  I told the kids we just had one more week to go and they got all excited.  “Hurray, next week we can mummify it.”  Ummm…what do you think we’ve been doing for the last five weeks?  “But that will be the FUN part”  Oh goody, we get to wrap the thing in it’s “outfit”.  Wonder where, and for how long, we’ll GET  to display the bird?


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