It is officially fall, and it feels like it here in Montana. I love it! The temperatures are starting to cool off a bit, the leaves are entering their next phase, the days are shorter (not my favorite aspect of the season…but we adapt), and the bull elk are bugling. Roy has been out hunting, but no success yet. He’s feeling pressure to get at least one this year as our supply is quickly dwindling. I was trying to reassure him that it is okay if he doesn’t get one, we’ll be fine. But I don’t think it helped when I told him we’ll just have to eat more vegetarian meals each week.
During the summer, we try to avoid using the oven. Without an AC unit, it heats up the house way too much! Thankfully, living in Montana, we get lots of cool nights! As long as we plan, we can keep the house pretty cool if we just open all the windows at night and close everything up in the morning (and don’t use the oven all day). We figure if Jethro isn’t panting, it’s cool enough!
That leaves us eating cereal (usually just for breakfast), salads, wraps/sandwiches, and whatever we can throw on the grill. So we eat LOTS of burgers during the summer! (Warning: I’ll be posting several elk burger recipes in the next couple of months.)