Yardbird Drums & Thighs

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by bearcarver, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yardbird Drums & Thighs

    I’ve been cutting down the load in my Basement Meat Freezer, so I can defrost it for a change. The book says Defrost once or twice a year, but this will be the first time since I got this Freezer, 6 years ago.

    Right now I got it down to where everything will fit in my Kitchen Freezer Drawer. All I got left in my Meat Freezer are 2 Prime Ribs, 2 more bags of Chicken Parts, 2 more packs of Deerburger, One bag of Venison Dried Beef Packs, and a Half Gallon jug of Maple Syrup.
    It’s defrosting as I type this Thread.

    Below is a Great meal with leftovers from some of my Freezer Clearing Actions.

    Thanks for Stopping by,


    5 Thighs and 7 Drums. This is what they look like when I get them from Mrs Bear, after 350° in the oven for 45 Minutes:

    While we wait—Yellow, Red, and Orange leaves are falling fast now:

    Almost Done!!

    Just in from the Grill:

    Bear’s Supper. Mashed Taters with Cream of Chicken for Gravy, and Cranberry Sauce:

    All the makings for a Sammy the next Day:
    Two slices of Bread, Leftover Chicken, Shredded Mozzarella, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Frank’s Hot Sauce, and Mrs Bear’s Sauce:

    Start with 2 slices of Toast:

    This was all meat removed from one Thigh, mixed with some of Mrs Bear’s Sauce & Frank’s Hot Sauce, and Nuked in a bowl until warm:

    Cover with Shredded Mozzarella Cheese & some Grated Parmesan:

    Nuke until Mozzarella Cheese melts:

    Closer Look:
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  2. Looks Great, we a lot of chicken, I like the Sammy   [​IMG]

  3. smokin218r

    smokin218r Smoking Fanatic

    Very nice parts Mr Bear!
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Gary!!

    I Appreciate that !!

    If I had time, I would melt the cheese under the broiler, but I was Hungry----30 seconds in the Nuke-U-Later.[​IMG]

    And Thanks for the Point, Gary!!

  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great! If you want I can send my dad your way he's great at defrosting chest freezers! To bad mine was half full when it happened!!
  6. twoalpha

    twoalpha Smoking Fanatic

    The grilled bird looks great, bet they were tasty.

    I prefer some stripes on my bird that you cannot get from the oven.
  7. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Looks great
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You!!

    Thanks b-one!!

    After 6 years I couldn't believe how quick it defrosted. I put two towels in the bottom to protect the floor from falling ice, and they absorbed all the water there was. Nothing went out the drain. It was completely defrosted in 5 hours with just the door open in my 55° Basement.

  9. Great way to enjoy cleaning out the freezer, nice job Bear!
  10. smokin218r

    smokin218r Smoking Fanatic

  11. He is my mentor, I want to be just like him when I grow up
  12. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm gonna come and raid your freezer :biggrin::biggrin:

    Bird looks great , as usual .:thumb1:
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Larry!!

    Exactly!! They're like Jailbirds---Need Stripes!!

    Thanks Bro Bear.

  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You!

    Thanks Stan!!

    I Appreciate you stopping by.

  15. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Bear my favorite parts. Really nice to be retired and just sit around and smoke smoke.
  16. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Buddy!!

  17. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Bear that look good,I have some drums brining now for tomorrows games

  18. With what you still have in your freezer I could live on for a year.

    I can get my chicken bits lookin like yours but I bet they don't taste as good as yours.

    BTW it looks like I was right about the leaves fallin???.

    Cheers from Down Under
  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Richie!!

    My team plays tonight---I think that will be the 4th game in a row they played at night---I'm getting tired of it !!

    Thank You Pilch!!

    The day after I took that Picture, about 90% of all the leaves fell in about 2 hours, after I put the Cub Zero-turn away for the Winter & got my Gravely with 42" blower out of storage.

    We just today pushed all the leaves back to the woods with my Sons Leaf Blower. Now I'm ready for Snow, because nearly all the leaves have fallen. Next year I'm going to wait longer to Store my Zero-turn.  I don't mind leaves in my yards, but not over a foot thick!!!

  20. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking meal, Bear!


    When I want to defrost the freezer, I wait for a day the temperature is below freezing, put everything in boxes outside and go to it. I just have to make sure it is in my unheated shed in case some of the local wildlife comes to investigate! This way, I don't have to reduce the contents, much to She Who Must Be Obeyed's disgust.


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