We recently moved and were reunited with our entire meat supply! (It had been staying in one of our freezers at Roy’s parent’s house, and Roy would periodically restock our own Bozeman freezer.) So I was digging through the freezer and realized a few things. 1) I have been putting off cooking the ducks Roy got months ago (and now that it is summer, heavy-flavored ducks do not seem appetizing so I will continue to put them off for a couple more months). 2) We still have a few elk roasts!! 3) We still have a lot of meat in general. Since hunting season is only a couple of months away (and Roy just found out he drew some special tags meaning more chances for more meat), I should probably start cooking (with meat) even more!
I’m from South Dakota where we would have a casserole (Or do you call it a hot dish??? There must be a map of the preferred term…) at least once a week. Growing up, our style was basically combine whatever you have left in the fridge that needs to be eaten, some type of rice/pasta, ground beef (usually), mix in some spices, throw some cheese on top, and bake it for a bit. Voila! Lunch/dinner/supper (whatever you call it…probably a map out there somewhere of this, too) was served!
I hope everybody had a nice Thanksgiving! We had a great time with Roy’s folks and our friend, Jill, along with a couple of doggies who laid by the table hoping some scraps would come their way…and they did.
The week leading up to Thanksgiving, Roy and I ate this antelope stew everysingleday. To state the obvious, we made A LOT of stew. It’s a good thing it was so tasty! Although, we will probably make a smaller batch next time or freeze half of it for an easy dinner in the future.
We have a great fondness for pizza in our household. Sometimes we get in pizza ruts, especially when I make a big batch of dough. We’ll eat a pizza a night until we’re out of dough. It’s so simple and quick to make. And with Roy, the big test for a meal receiving an “A” grade is if it is filling. Pizza is always filling, even when it is vegetarian.
But Roy still insists (most of the time) that it needs meat. I think the best wild game meats for a pizza are either grouse or trout. However, grouse are sometimes difficult to find, and we haven’t been fishing since this summer! Some may like a ground meat topping, as in a taco pizza, or cheeseburger pizza, but neither one of us care too much for that.