Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Jason just returned from a duck hunting trip up north. This picture is of Jason and the old hunting-dog, Cindy. Jason told the funniest story about how Cindy wouldn't go with anyone else, including the owner. I'm surprised he didn't bring her home with him...Emmett would've loved that!

What Jason did bring home was a bag of duck breasts for me to cook up. The smell of wild meat grosses me out, but I dug out the old family recipe for cooking up wild birds and got to work. This recipe is known to make wild things taste good...and Jason loves it...although you won't catch me eating it! Credit for the original recipe goes to Joyce Hutchinson...although this version is slightly modified.

Wild Things

  1. Coat the meat in a mixture of flour seasoned with salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. Brown the meat in butter and set aside in a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Saute a chopped onion, 3-4 chopped celery ribs, 1/2 - 1 pound of sliced mushrooms, and 1/2 cup sliced almonds in a bunch of butter, seasoning with salt and pepper. Do this until the veggies are heated through and reduced in volume. Pour over the meat.
  3. Optional: Add 1 chopped granny smith apple and some raisins.
  4. Combine equal parts cream and cooking sherry and pour this over the meat and veggies. Use 1 cup of each for a small batch of meat...use more, if your batch of meat is larger.
  5. Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 3 hours.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Emmett getting ready to find out what is in his stocking!

Cinnamon rolls for breakfast. See the snow still outside!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Stay Tuned...

Coming in January, this will be the one place to find out what is happening with Jason, Marsha, and Emmett. We'll post pictures, offer up fun ideas and yummy recipes, and have links to lots of wonderful sites for you to explore. Our big news today is that Jason finished his last paper for the school semester and he has two weeks of vacation. (Perhaps we'll post the paper here soon for everyone to read!) In the meantime, we are celebrating the birth of our Savior and enjoying being snowed in together. Merry Christmas!!!