Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Fluffy Bunny

The family was out in London for the day. I looked in the freezer compartment of our fridge. We normally put various pieces of meat in plastic bags and write on them what they are and the number of portions per bag. This makes it easier when wanting to find something quick to cook. Amongst the bags of beef and lamb I found a bag entitled "rabbit - 1 portion".

That's new, I thought. I'll make a rabbit stew. It's a dish based on tomato sauce, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, swedes all boiling together with a piece of meat - this time it was rabbit.

As I supervised my meal cooking the front doorbell rang. I turned the heat low down and went to open the door. It was our neighbour with his wife.

"Have you seen our Fluffy Bunny rabbit?" they asked, "he is white and we think he dug under the fence and got in your garden!"

"Ehm ... no ... I haven't seen him," I said unconvincingly.

"You hesitated just there," said my neighbour, "are you sure you did not see him and think he was a white cat or something?"

"Yes ... yes ... I am sure," I lied truthfully. I hadn't after all seen a white rabbit, or any other colour rabbit for that matter.

"Can we have a look in your garden?" asked my neighbour persistently.

"OK ..." I hesitated again, "I'll let you in by the side gate ..."

I could hardly let them in the house and through the kitchen to the back garden in case they recognised their Fluffy Bunny cooking in my casserole.

They looked in the garden and found nothing.

When they were gone, to be honest, I had totally lost my appetite for Fluffy Bunny and gave the whole meal to our dog Brutus. He'd betray anyone for a good meal, our dog.

When the family returned home I asked about that packet marked rabbit in our freezer.

"Oh ... we got that from the butcher in the High Street a couple of days ago," I was told, "it was a new product he was selling and it was good value. Did you like it?"

"Yes ... certainly ... it was very delicious," I lied unconvincingly again.

As long as they don't ask Brutus for his opinion.

18 comments:

  1. "It's a dish based on tomato sauce, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, swedes all boiling together"

    Swedes??

    I know, I know, it must be some kind of British thing. Uh...wait. Did you guys ever fight the Swedes?

    This one was a little horrifying to me. Fluffy white bunny? :-(

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  2. Swedes: also known as Rutabaga. We call it swedes because it was introduced from Sweden.

    See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutabaga

    The Fluffy Bunny was no doubt found later, somewhere or other. Perhaps in our neighbour's freezer compartment. Ours, was rabbit meat bought from the butcher.

    Keep smiling, Sandi. God bless.

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  3. Lol!!! Sorry you missed out on that Fluffy Bunny stew, Victor. Hope Brutus is an appreciative dog.
    Finally started reading "Visions" and loving it!
    Blessings to you!

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    1. I'm so glad I made you smile, Martha. Thank you for visiting me.

      I hope you enjoy reading "Visions". It was my first book which I eventually published in the USA, not having found a publisher here in the UK. It started me writing my other books.

      God bless you, my friend.

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  4. I also wondered about the swedes and now I know. : )
    I don't think I could eat a bunny even from the butcher. Silly I know because I eat other meat.

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    1. Well, Happyone, on this occasion I did not even get to eat the bunny from the butcher. You couldn't tell it was rabbit, because it was cut into little pieces of meat ready for cooking; with all the bones taken out.

      God bless you, Happyone.

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  5. Oh my - that was terrible timing! Rabbit isn't something that we eat often in our area, so it doesn't sound very good to me, but I can see where you would lose your appetite after that conversation!

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    1. Hi Mari,

      Great to see you visiting me again. Thanx.

      Rabbit is sometimes available here in supermarkets and butchers; but it is expensive compared to other meat.

      God bless.

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    1. Hi Brian,

      Glad I made you smile, my friend.

      God bless.

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  7. I remember as a child my mother buying rabbit from the local butcher. She cooked it somehow - it might have been a stew - but we children (there was three of us) found out it was a bunny and we cried and refused to eat it. Even my mother turned pitiful and so she never bought rabbit again. I've never tasted it, and never will.

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    1. Why? Why? Why? Manny!!! Why not eat rabbit? It is an edible animal like all the rest. For example deer. Would you not eat deer because it reminds you of Bambi? Or not eat fish because it reminds you of Nemo? Or chicken?

      God bless.

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    2. I'm a reluctant meat eater. I hate the thought of slaughtering an animal. Still I do eat some meat.

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    3. I understand ... Manny. I thought it was just rabbit you did not eat.

      God bless.

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  8. Ok uhm, i dont know how to react but i guess eating a bunny is not bad at all right? yikes!

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    1. Great to see you visiting here Steve. I tried rabbit. It tastes like chicken.

      God bless.

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  9. Thanks for giving me a chuckle again tonight! It's a good thing you had a side entrance to your garden! :-) Have a Blessed weekend!

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    1. Glad I made you smile, Bettie. It was a surprise to have the neighbours at the door at such a moment.

      God bless.

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