wild game

Planning for a Smokehouse

Time for venison chicken fry! We have had a great year for filling our freezer and are definitely enjoying plenty of chicken fried venison and antelope. One of the things we love about Wyoming is the hunting opportunities. ¬†This year our big game hunting was very successful with Joe filling all of his tags; quota …

Emergency Meals for When the Menu Plan Falls Apart

Pretty much every week I put together a menu plan. When I make that menu plan I fully intend to follow the plan– sort of. ¬†While I enjoy the knowledge of having the plan and knowing that if I follow the plan I won’t have to scramble at the last minute trying to put a …

Stewed Meat- 2 Ways

Tougher cuts of meat can be very budget friendly. Preparing the meat in a manner that makes those tough cuts¬†tender and delicious is important. If your tough cut is a steak a great method is to pound the meat and do something like this tasty chicken fry. If your tough cut is chunks or pieces …

Stocking the Real Food Pantry

This is an exciting season¬†for my husband. It is¬†hunting season.¬† One of the reasons we moved to Wyoming 3 years ago was for the hunting opportunities.¬† My husband, with the help of our 17 year old (Kiki),¬†makes it his goal each year to fill our chest freezer with antelope and venison.¬† This year we are …

Super Flexible Stuffed Burritos

While we were on our family vacation this summer we ate out at Chipotle’s.¬† We each had a huge stuffed burrito and while dining Joe said we should eat more burritos. I was surprised by that since we often have some sort of burrito, taco or tostado as part of our Stretchy Bean dishes. My …