Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lasagna, dear?

As I wrote last time, my resident dragon and I have been experimenting with venison.  We used venison to create a tomato gravy which we served on cooked spaghetti.  Because we made such a large quantity (the sauce can be frozen, by the way), we had enough of the basic Pomodoro Sugo di Cervo sauce to make a scrumptious lasagna!

Lasagna is such a great dish; you can add different vegetables, meats, and cheeses for variety.  Here's our latest effort!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Buck High Beef Prices With Venison!

White-tailed deer
White-tailed deer
Photo by: Scott F. Bodle, USDA Forest Service

With the price of beef so high, we've been searching for palatable alternatives, including game meat. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wake Up to this Savory Breakfast Casserole

Both of my children visited this weekend which meant that I had the opportunity to prepare some of my old-faithful recipes.  One recipe that my son requested was Breakfast Casserole.  While we usually have it on Christmas morning with fruit, it's a great way to use leftover meat and bread in a time-saving breakfast meal.  Here's the basic recipe:

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hot Potato for a Cold Morning

I am so lucky that my Resident Dragon loves to cook (and cooks well).  For a family dinner yesterday he prepared my daughter's favorite:  scratch-made mashed potatoes.  YUM!  At the table we reminisced about his grandmother's potato pancakes so, this morning, he set about creating his own version. 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Stir Up a Savory Dinner in a Snap!

Let ginger's bright flavor give your dishes
a "helping hand!"
It's been a busy, busy day--so busy that dinner time sneaked up on me!  I had little time to prepare a filling meal on this frigid night, but, fortunately, I had a few things stuck away in the freezer.  Here are my go-to ingredients!