My stories that end in success are usually few and far between. When they happen, I dance around the house woohoo-ing to the puppies who look at me like I'm the crazy lady, then completely ignore me. Such was the case with the chicken, and now with my handyman skills.
I decided to do the baking first. That usually comes out reasonably tasty since I'm using my tried and true recipe for Hawaiian banana bread. It was a little iffy when I discovered the only crushed pineapple I had was a huge can of the off-brand variety.
I used half, which even at that was too much, and hoped for the best. BEST BATCH YET!! This came out so moist and delicious .... Jonathan the parrot will love it. Of course I end up eating the majority, but my excuse is "it's for the bird".
By the way ... ANOTHER success story ... I think I finally won the war with the big red fire ants. The last three days I've checked, I have not seen a single critter walking about. I'm still not counting my chickens however ... I'm sure they will be back!!
HAPPY DANCE times three!!!