We have wild turkey and deer meat! It’s a grocery budget’s dream come true.
Quentin shot two turkeys and one deer last week. We have a turkey and deer meat in the freezer and a turkey in our tummies. I used the turkey bones to make bone broth and have been sipping a cup or two every day.
We have been chipping away at the school year and anticipating Christmas break. Today we saw The Peanuts Movie. Nothing says Christmas like Charlie Brown. Quentin and I even went out to eat last night and did a little Christmas shopping.
Here are some pictures from the last couple weeks. Hope you all have a wonderful week!
A really big doe!
A nice sized turkey.
An early mini Thanksgiving dinner
Madison asked if she made me biscuits and chocolate gravy for breakfast could she have a math pass. Um…yes!
Chocolate peanut butter banana bread. Yum!
Cheddar Bay Biscuits to go with chili beans
Just four of the cutest kittens ever!
I love one pot meals. Makes clean-up easy!
Crock Pot Roasted Chicken and Veggies
Add chicken to crock pot and brush with butter and lemon juice. I used leg quarters.
Place desired veggies on top of chicken. I used potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery.
Season as you wish. I used salt, pepper, and rosemary.
Cook on low for 6 hours.
Don’t forget to make gravy! I used 1 cup of drippings, 2 Tbsp of butter, and 2 Tbsp of flour. Heat without boiling until thickened. Best gravy ever!
Making real food can be really easy!
I feel like I am always playing catch-up. I am loving the warm fall days and cool evenings. Friday and Saturday were near 80º here so I got lots of yard and garden work done. All that’s left to eat from the garden is beets. We had beet and potato soup yesterday. If you haven’t tried it yet, do so, you’ll love it! I just never got around to planting a fall garden so I am missing out on all the greens that I grew last fall.
School by the fire
You know it’s cold out when the board games appear
Quentin was on vacation week before last. We got lots of home repairs done, lots of hunting in, and a little camping. We have had a ton of crazy water problems. First from the hot water heater then from a leaky roof. This is my first year hunting. I am enjoying my time in the woods and with Quentin. It provides a good workout that’s for sure. I have shot at(and missed) one turkey. We really enjoyed the last wild turkey we had and hoping to have another. Our camping trip was to Claytor Lake. It is my favorite place to camp, and we always enjoy ourselves.
Camping is really all about the food. :)
We are still keeping busy around the house with school and in the kitchen.
A jack-o-lantern cake we made for small group Friday night
The beginning of potato soup made by Madison. It was delicious!
Chocolate cookies. They looked like dinosaur poo but tasted great!
Cushaw pie made from a cushaw from a friend.
Yummy apple pie
Grilled kabobs and grilled apples
I love turtles! Ready to be covered in chocolate.
Madison made pizza one night while Quentin and I went out to eat.
Wow, that’s a lot of pictures. I think I am caught up on everything I wanted to share, and I am going to try to do better now.
Good-bye for now.
I hope you all are enjoying fall. I love it when the leaves start to change and there is a chill in the air.
Such a beautiful time of year!
These pictures are from an outing with the Dawsons back in August. Another super place to visit along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!
Hi, it’s been a while. But things are slowing down, and I can’t wait to catch up with everybody! I can’t wait to see what you have been up to.
I’m probably going to be bombarding you with pictures. :) I will start with Virginia Beach pictures. Quentin had to go for work last month, so we all went along. I have always thought the Norfolk, Virginia Beach area is the prettiest. I don’t like the big city, crowdedness feel of it, though.
Have a wonderful Thursday!
Meet Mrs. Columbo! I think she and Columbo will get along just fine.