I wasn’t going to cook for Thanksgiving…
…and the best way to avoid that is to volunteer at a community dinner where everyone cooks and everyone enjoys. This is in the spirit of Thanksgiving anyway, — no? Remember it was a community gathering on the first Thanksgiving.
Four days before the event I asked what they needed. "Nobody has volunteered to bring sweet potatoes", was the reply.
Ok, I have to admit, I am not a fan of sweet potatoes. Continue reading
Taco Stew – yumm
Here is a simple and delicious recipe for your venison or any other type of stew (cheap) meat. It also helps to use up those seasoning packets you can’t remember why you bought ;-)
Yes, this was one of those happy accidents. I have lots of stew meat due to a very productive hunting season followed by the (recent) empty nest. Mostly stew meat is left, — because that takes planning, and I am not usually a food-plan person. I also had a couple of packets of taco seasoning left over from a college son’s move to a summer job. I literally threw this together knowing at least the kitchen would smell good when I returned from work.
My husband said he walked into the house that evening and felt loved! Ahhh :) — the side effects of inspiration! I had to look in the pantry for something-else-to-throw-in-there and came up with the corn, beans, olives and chips. I served it over green lettuce with a dollop of sour cream, and it felt like we had gotten somebody’s favorite recipe.
Well, this is one of our new favorites!