How about the soothing, good-to-be-back home aroma of….chicken? I know. Not the first thing that comes to mind when selecting that scented candle for the fireplace mantle. I’m thinking more along the lines of piney-huckleberry, or fresh-baked cookies, pumpkin spice or vanilla latte. Maybe some pinion pine wood is burning in the fireplace, or fresh bread in the oven. A turkey roasting or seafood steaming. The smell of just-out-of-the bucket KFC? From a scented fireplace log? Sorry, but I gotta take a pass. Fast-food fried chicken, regardless of the purveyor, all smells to me like a workplace break-room I’d rather not be in. No offense to chicken lovers. I’m a carnivore, I’ve put away more than a few yard-birds in my day, baked, broiled, boiled, fried. Chicken paprikash. (Never heard of it? Let the Mad Czechoslovakian enlighten you):http://www.slovakcooking.com/2009/recipes/chicken-paprikash/
But when I settle-in by the fire to spend quality holiday-time with the ones I love, I don’t want to smell KFC. That to me would smell like somebody didn’t feel like cooking a proper holiday meal. And it’s a fireplace log for the love of god, made of paper pulp and who knows what kind of aroma-producing chemicals. I think they’re close to $20 each to boot. If you really want the smell of it wafting from your hearth, I suggest you buy a bucket of their bird, feed it to a homeless person, and then take the box home and burn it in your fireplace. If however, the idea intrigues you, here’s a link to more info. Get one for a chicken-loving friend too, and maybe the White House.
“Wait….is that chicken on fire?”