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.
Rainy, chilly days call for comfort food. It is technically spring (although it hasn’t really felt like it), so we weren’t feeling like a hearty stew. But a warm, toasted, cheesy, meat-and-veggie-filled sandwich? Yes, please!
Roy and I had a discussion about the title. I wanted to do a name-take on the classic Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. Originally I had Montana Cheese Steak Sandwich…but that didn’t have a nice ring to it. I kept throwing out different possibilities, but then Roy suggested since antelope are more prairie like creatures, why not Prairie Cheese Steak Sandwich. And so it is!