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Shelby

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  1. I'm sorry! I thought I had complained all over this place so I didn't want to complain any more 😂. I had a tooth pulled, a bone graft etc. etc. on Nov. 4. The list is LONG of stuff I'm not supposed to eat. I still have stitches that are making me crazy. I've cheated. I take baby size bites of forbidden foods and chew on the non-bad areas, but that takes a really long time. Anyway, lettuce is one of the things that gets major stuck in places that you don't want lettuce stuck. Sigh. I have 2-3 more super icky surgeries to go, but I'm not thinking about it. I wasn't supposed to drink wine, either, but I rebelled against that the very first day
  2. I couldn't hit the like button, but I'm glad the food was at least good. Don't they understand that contributing is important??? Sigh.
  3. It was a big day yesterday. I got to bed a little after 10--which is late by my normal standards, but early when our hunter friend is here lol. Without further ado I'll catch up from yesterday. An afternoon view of the shooting house Around dusk I received a text--success already ! I can't remember the last time they shot a deer on the first day. A nice buck. Here he is hanging in the garage. The guys shot a little pictorial of the gutting process and of removing the prized tenderloins--you want to do that first thing because if you don't, they dry out. I completely understand if some don't want to see this so scroll by these next few. All of that gets dumped in that tub and then they took it down to the river. I'm sure the coyotes had a feast last night. Next they cut the tenderloins out They are in the fridge --probably will be eaten either Saturday or Sunday night. Meanwhile, while all of that was taking place, I was making pizzas for dinner. Oh but first I made the usual breakfast sandwiches for this morning--ham, jalapeño cheese and eggs. Simple appetizers last night (I really did do some searching for some new ideas and just didn't hit upon anything that tripped my trigger) Pimento cheese and deviled eggs Pizza dough rising Salad--there is pasta underneath there. I ate a bit of that since I still can't eat lettuce🙄 Sigh. My plan was also to make that momofuku dressing, but I pooped out. I'm sure we will have salad again sometime this week and I'll do it then. I realllllly want to taste that. Even if it's just plain off of a spoon lol. Venison cheeseburger pizza And pepperoni and mushroom pizza And this is what's happening as we speak. They are all tucked into their house--heater is going--binoculars out They told me Chum got so dang excited every time she spotted a deer--she had to be told to settle down lol. When the buck was shot she tracked it like a champ. I'm going to try to come up with something exciting for dinner. Maybe pheasant piccata? Oh, and sigh, an appetizer. Oh and breakfast lol. Be back later!
  4. The guys have eaten and are on their way to the shootin' house. With Chum, of course. Lunch was: Pickled stuff Ham and beans and cheesy cornbread
  5. Happy Deer Day Been up since before dawn. Need to jump in the shower. But first a few pictures. Major tragedy a couple days ago. My Thermapen died! I thought it was just the batteries, but Ronnie replaced them and still no good . When I open it up it says "lo" and immediately says "err". Anyone have any ideas on if it can be fixed? I haven't googled yet. Thankfully, good 'ole Thermaworks pulled through and I got a new one delivered yesterday. Red for @rotuts You'll have to enlarge these pictures--I took them with my iPhone and I didn't want to go outside because it would scare them, but 8-9 does came right up to the house yesterday evening. They know they are safe here I've had these two mallards brining in a salt/water mix for a couple of days. Made for a nice, quick meal last night. I'm addicted to rubbing them and stuffing them with lemons. Very non-fancy sides to go with. My canned green beans and bakers. Ronnie will be picking up our friend from the airport in a couple hours and then coming back here for lunch. I better get a move on. Be back soon
  6. Will do! There is for sure room in the "deer shootin house" for a tripod....but....getting them to do that --plus my camera isn't super great--would be asking a lot lol. They promise to take pictures though, so we will see what transpires.
  7. No. Years ago he and his brother would go and get back just in time to eat Thanksgiving dinner. My sister-in-law and I kinda decided that wasn't fair and now they stay home and help out 😁. But believe me, they were out bright and early the next day.
  8. It really is a lot of work. From mowing paths, to building blinds etc. A lot of guys just show up the morning of the hunt without helping to do any of the prep. The ones that help prep get special treatment
  9. Hello! I didn't get a chance to welcome you on your thread so I'll welcome you here Glad you joined and I can't wait to see your dinner posts and glad you're along for the week! Well, he hunts all the time and is very good at it, but it's just because he loves doing it so much. So, yes he's full-time, but doesn't get paid lol. (((hugs)))) Thanks Anna. I was just wishing that I was at the meeting with Rotuts so I could have a brownie. Or six.
  10. Good morning and Happy Day Before Deer Season 2019! It's been a busy busy fall. I think Ronnie has hunted more than ever before. Many early mornings waking up at 4:15 🙃. Ronnie loves it. Me? I like my sleep lol. Lots of waterfowl. Not so much on the pheasants and quail. Maybe due to all of the flooding? I don't know. Pheasant season has been on the decline around here for quite some time, though. I went out a couple times to help Ronnie like I did last year. Strangely, even with all of the rain earlier this summer, the prime duck hole needed to be filled up again. I snapped a few pictures. The windmill and water that we use to prime the pump We run plastic tubing that draws water from the tub using this pump This tubing runs over a small hill (truck doors left open--Chum likes to supervise from there) and allows us to prime this pump That we hook more tubing to it that runs water out to the place we want to fill. It takes a couple days. Kind of a pain because it was freezing every night and a trip had to be made out each evening to shut it all off so it didn't hurt the pump. This year we used clear tubing which was strangely mesmerizing. I stared at the running bubbles for longer than I care to admit.🤣 Anyway, all that is set up and good to go. As usual, there will be major deer hunting and bird hunting this week. Chum is beside herself with anticipation. Our hunter is staying an extra day longer than normal. We went to the big city and got groceries yesterday. Nothing super exciting except stuff from the Asian Market. I love that place. I could spend hours in there. I made egg rolls and froze them a couple days ago. Needless to say, some kind of Asian dishes will be made between tomorrow and Monday I put the big head of cabbage in the freezer. Maybe some cabbage rolls one night? Freezing the head and then thawing it out makes the leaves super easy to remove and stuff. I'm off to wash the ceiling fans and lights, clean the extra bedroom, put the flannel sheets on the bed (a special request from our friend lol) and hopefully do some more food prep this afternoon. If you recall I made a lot of extra beirock filling in September so I need to whip some of those up for lunches. And, as per usual, the guys have strict instructions to take pictures of anything remotely interesting. So, here we go! Deer season 2019!
  11. Shelby

    Dinner 2019

    Sunday night I made us a little mini Thanksgiving. Turkey quarters, mushroom, onion, blue cheese and green bean tart, stuffing, taters and bruss. sprouts Last night a seafood bisque-y thing of sorts. Oysters, scallops and crab meat
  12. Kerry Beal and Anna. Good cooks and fun people
  13. Shelby

    Dinner 2019

    I know it.....I just felt like I hadn't had enough grease in my diet lately 🤣
  14. Shelby

    Dinner 2019

    No 😶 I need to get the AF out again.....it's resting comfortably on a shelf lol.
  15. Shelby

    Dinner 2019

    Felt hungry about 8 pm on Thanksgiving day, so pizza had to be made. Sausage, mushroom and jalapeño . In preparation for our hunter friend coming on Wednesday, I made a huge batch of egg rolls yesterday. Had those, noodles and sticky wings last night.
  16. @chefmd That's a delicious looking spread! Could you tell me more about the bean dish on the left in the last picture?
  17. For the broccoli salad? I made mayo in a mason jar using the stick blender (one cup of veg. oil, one egg, splash of vinegar and salt and pepper). Then mixed that with about 1/4 cup of sugar, a couple TB of red wine vinegar and a bit more salt and pepper.
  18. I like that! Mix it up, change it up! Fun! Holidays are always hosted by my brother and sister in law (bless them for doing it, 'cause it's just not my thing). She always has me bring the bread. It's so easy that I feel guilty so I always ask what else I can do. This year it was salad. Hard to come up with a salad that I think they would like--nuts and fruits etc. I don't think would be such a big hit. No beets, no squash, no brussels sprouts....Anyway, I went with the always popular broccoli salad and a sweet jello type salad that has been in my family for decades. It's called Jackie's Salad. No one knows or maybe remembers who the hell Jackie is, but her salad graced most every Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas table when I was growing up.
  19. I wonder what the reason for that was. Is there a prominent dish that always uses corn and carrots together? I mean, why not bundle up potatoes and onions, or eggplant and potato etc.?
  20. Shelby

    Dinner 2019

    Same. I look back and can't believe what I got accomplished AND I was working 9+ hours a day. What happened to that girl?
  21. Me too, although it does come in handy as one of those things that can be thawed out pretty quickly and made into something edible.
  22. Shelby

    Dinner 2019

    I swear it's not 🤣 I'm panicking , too, as usual, about Christmas. Remember when as kids it seemed like the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas was about 10 eons long???? What happened????
  23. Shelby

    Dinner 2019

    I'd say like a venison steak. Rare to med. rare. You're right on both counts, small and very very lean. They are maybe a tad bigger than a cornish game hen. I like it best when Ronnie plucks them like this and leaves the skin on. When you do just the breasts, they are pretty dry and need something like bacon to wrap around them IMO.
  24. Shelby

    Dinner 2019

    Mallards--roasted in the CSO. Was aiming for 140F--over shot a bit even though I checked at 15 minutes. Still tender though. Thought I would have enough left over to make a little duck and noodles but Ronnie really liked them. Duck and noodles another time. I rubbed them with lemon and then put the lemons inside. I've only done this with chicken--wasn't sure about doing it on duck, but it was a hit.
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