Thursday, October 27, 2011

Moose Meat

A guy at our church shot a moose not long ago and was asking if anyone wanted any (there was something like 626 pounds of meat!). Jeremy, of course, jumped on the chance. I mean, when will we get the opportunity for some free moose meat again? Jeremy told him he would take "a little bit" of meat. He gave us close to 9 pounds, not quite what I'd call "a little bit", but as Jeremy pointed out, it is a little bit when compared to 626 pounds.

We ended up with steaks, ground meat, and breakfast sausage. Our first attempt at cooking it was to make a stew. I used a recipe for beef stew and it turned out great! We both thought that the moose meat tasted like beef. If we didn't know better, we would have thought that is what we were eating.

Now we just have to figure out what we're going to do with the rest of the meat. Jeremy is wanting to grill some of the steak before it gets too cold. I'm thinking a chili with the ground meat might be good.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ultrasound Pictures!

I had my 19 week ultrasound yesterday and we found out that we're having a boy! We're pretty excited. It's weird to now be able to say "he" when talking about the baby, but we're getting used to it (I think). Here are some of the ultrasound pictures:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Last Camping Trip of the Season

This past weekend Jeremy and I spent the weekend camping with a group from our church. They do a camping trip every year over Columbus Day weekend. We couldn't have asked for better weather this year for the event - Saturday and Sunday it was in the 70s and sunny. Friday was chilly, but manageable. This year's trip was at a nearby boy scout camp so there were little cabins with bunk beds we could use. It was pretty sweet. Also, it was only about 30 minutes from town so people could come and go as they wished. Several people came out for just a day and didn't spent the night.

The best part of the camping experience was that some of the people on the trip were morning people. That meant they got up ridiculously early and started the fire and coffee. That way, when the rest of us got up, the fire was hot and the coffee ready! I could get used to camping like that.

We ate a lot over the weekend. And when we weren't eating, we were talking about what we were going to eat next. It was pretty great. For most meals, all the family units made something and then people shared potluck style. Jeremy and I brought our pie iron, which was a big hit. I guess they're not as popular here as they are in da U.P. I think we made a couple of people into believers, especially after they saw us make breakfast, lunch, and dinner in it. (Hashbrowns, egg, and cheese for breakfast; grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch; and mushrooms, onions, and swiss for dinner)

Most of the daylight hours (when we weren't eating or talking about eating) were spent just relaxing. I did a lot of cross word puzzles and Jeremy got some reading done. The kids went swimming, because it was actually warm enough in October to swim. Crazy. The evenings were spent playing games. It was a lot of fun and I was sad it had to end and I had to go back to work Monday.

The Campsite:

By the water. This picture doesn't do justice to the fall colors.