Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Pheasant Feed

I promise my blog won't always be about food but I couldn't resist sharing this. Fresh caught fish is my all-time favorite meal. I BEG for it every time I come home to my parents. This time though, dad offered to share his prizes with us tonight. Of course I'm not refusing this meal! Corn fed, wild pheasant. (I'm drooling as I typing this.....)

I don't know how mom does this or if it's just one of her special magic potions she whips up but it's theeee best! If you want her recipe, leave me a message & I'll see if I can get it out of her!

Well, here's the results! This is 2 birds. I managed to eat most of it. Mom, dad & my son got a few pieces though. :) Nothing better than wild, organic food to feed the soul!

ps. the pheasant photo I posted below is still alive ....... for now ........

♥ Happy Blessings! ♥

Monday, December 26, 2011

Turkey Scallop

I'm sharing my mom's 'secret' recipe for the best casserole ever! Don't worry, I got her blessing. :) Of course we always finish the Christmas wine when we make this dish. This year it was some Cranberry Blush from River Bend Vineyard in Chippewa Falls, WI. YUM! (If you get in the area, be sure to stop by their showroom for some awesome samples!)


¾ C to 1 C celery, diced finely

3 Tbsp margarine or butter

3 C leftover baked stuffing

¼ C water

3 C leftover turkey, cut into small pieces

½ tsp salt/pepper to taste

2 C leftover gravy

½ C milk

1 egg, beaten

If your stuffing is not seasoned, you will need 1 to 1 ½ tsp poultry seasoning.

In medium skillet sauté celery in margarine or butter until crisp-tender. Stir in stuffing and water; add turkey, salt and pepper and poultry seasoning if needed, mix well. Turn into greased 2- quart casserole. Beat gravy, milk and egg; pour over stuffing mixture, mix lightly. Bake in preheated 375* oven about 30 minutes or until slightly puffed and golden brown. (It helps to warm your gravy before measuring and proceeding with milk and egg).

Here is our typical meal the night after Christmas. Just as good as the first helping!

♥ Happy Blessings

Sunday, December 25, 2011

DIY wooden picture

This girl is a genius. I'm totally doing this when I get home!

DIY eraser stamp

Merry Christmas!

Well, here we go! Testing out how to do this exactly. The picture above is of a rooster pheasant that hangs out at my parents house. Fits right in with the rest of the birds she feeds! Now if I can keep my dog from scaring him off.....