December 28th, 2009

woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

From Twitter 12-27-2009


  • 09:02:06: Gorgeous morning. Clear, crisp, breezy. Need to get out.
  • 09:11:51: Wonderful to have a husband who can instantly improvise a haka on the merest suggestion. (Stomp-stomp-roar, stomp-roar! Both of us.)
  • 09:34:58: No birds at feeder this morning. Hmmm. Too cold? Too windy? Or sunny and perfect for foraging far from house?
  • 21:50:31: Work on land: transplanting surplus water iris, mowing, trail maintenance, census stuff, documentation
  • 21:51:19: New post on http://www.80acresonline.org/blog/ with lots of pictures of the land.
  • 22:17:58: New posts on http://www.paksworld.com/blog/, one before and one after the work on the land.

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woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

Chili

Thanks to friends who hunt, we have some pounds of ground venison.   The thought of venison leads to the thought of venison chili.    I used to make venison chili with venison sausage (a combination of venison and pork sausage ground together)  so, looking at this ground venison (lean is an understatement) I took about a third of a pound of pork sausage, cut it up into bits, and mixed it with the venison while starting the venison.  Then a big fat yellow onion, chopped, and six cloves of garlic, chopped, went into a Dutch oven to saute while the meat partly cooked in the iron skillet.  Then combined the two in the Dutch oven, with the packet of chili spices I like, a can of Ro-tel original and a can of plain diced tomatoes, and set it bubbling away on the back of the stove.  A couple of hours ago I ate a few spoonfuls  (good, but not quite there yet.)   I think it could've done with a bit more pork sausage--it's been several drought years and none of the deer are carrying much fat.  Still...good stuff for a cold night and predictions of more cold tomorrow.

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