Okay, the cookies are all gone (well, I froze half of them, but don't tell me where I hid them in the freezer!) Now I can get back to business!
With Autumn upon us, I have been wanting some new recipes to try, soups, stew, that sort of thing. Maybe something using game animals, since hunting season is about to start. Enter the internet. You can find recipes for anything in the world wide web!! Here are a few that peaked my interest. The first is a main dish courtesy of Angel at cyber-kitchen.com
1 medium sized elephant
1 ton salt
1 ton pepper
200 bushells carrots
500 bushells potatoes
3000 sprigs parsley
1500 gallons brown gravy
Cut elephant into bite sized pieces(this will take 2 about months). Cut vegetables into cubes (another 2 months). Place meat in pan and cover with the brown gravy. Simmer for 4 weeks. Shovel in the salt and pepper to taste.
When the meat is tender, add the vegetables. Simmer for another 4 weeks.
Garnish with parsley.
This will serve 3800 people, but if more are expected, add 2 small rabbits. Make sure you use rabbit and not hares as most folk dislike getting a hair in their dinner.
I like this version of Elephant stew because it lists exact quantities of ingredients! But I might have to scale the recipe down a bit.
And for dessert, this chocolate moose recipe from ThatBobbieGirl at recipezaar.com really stood out!
Photo by John Uher
40 lbs Hershey chocolate
17 containers of Cool Whip
Send spouse to Alaska to capture a moose or have UPS deliver one. Meanwhile, melt chocolate in a very large double boiler. Keep melted chocolate warm.
Tie moose up with a rope. Holding moose by the tail, carefully dip moose in melted chocolate, covering it completely in a thin layer.
Arrange moose attractively on a large platter and refrigerate for 2 days to set chocolate.
Remove rope, wash to remove chocolate if necessary, and return rope to the clothesline.
Garnish moose with Cool Whip and top with the cherry.
Or you could just chew on the rope, which may be tastier.
Maybe be doubled to serve a crowd.
Now, one reviewer of this recipe suggested that the moose is more cooperative if you give it a few drinks before you dip it.
Oh, and just so you know, these recipes have been approved by PETA... People Eating Tasty Animals!
Bet you think I haven't been doing much in my studio. Well, you are mostly right! Here's what we have at the moment.
A little gift pouch to hold something special and...
a pile of coordinating fabric destined to become a gift!
I know it's not much, but I've started working on the Elephant stew, and well, that takes a while!