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Rabbit Stew

On Saturday, I told Jimmy that I would cook dinner for his family. We went to the grocery store and I asked him what he wanted. He said he wanted something wild. We walked past the butcher and Jimmy spotted a rabbit. He told me that he wanted rabbit stew. So I created my own rabbit stew recipe!

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Ingredients:
The meat from one rabbit
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups water
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 clove of garlic, peeled and chopped
1 bay leaf
1 medium onion, sliced
1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped rosemary
2 teaspoons paprika
5 large carrots, sliced
5 ribs celery, chopped
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions:
1. Brown the meat in the oil. Add water, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, bay leaf, onion, salt and pepper, rosemary, and paprika. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes. Remove bay leaf.
2. Add carrots and celery. Cover and simmer for another 30 minutes. Combine 1/4 cup of water and cornstarch until smooth. Add some of the hot liquid into the corn starch mixture. Add cornstarch mixture to to pot and cook until bubbly. Enjoy!

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The verdict? It was delicious and I think rabbit tastes a lot like chicken, only sweeter and lighter–if that makes sense?! I’d definitely make it again!

Would you try rabbit stew?

Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie

This recipe is super easy and delicious. It can be made vegetarian or vegan by using a vegetable-based condensed soup, soy milk, and by using lentils instead of chicken.

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Ingredients:
1 16oz bag frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
4 chicken breasts (about 1 pound), cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
2 cans (10 3/4 oz) Campbell’s condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper

Biscuit Ingredients:
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup canola oil
3/4 cup milk

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425* and grease a 9×13 glass dish with cooking spray.
2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, until thoroughly mixed. Pour into glass dish.
3. For the biscuits, stir together the flours, baking powder, and salt. Combine oil and milk in a measuring cup. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, stirring just until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
4. Drop the biscuit dough by spoonfuls onto the pot pie.
5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy!

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Funny picture of the day:

Jimmy and I went to Cabela’s in West Virginia over the weekend. Basically, Cabela’s is a store that sells outdoors equipment and clothing for sports like hunting and fishing. The store has hundreds of taxidermied  animals all over the store, including a whole section of taxidermied deer.

We saw deer in every position: standing, jumping, laying, sitting, etc.

I think this position was my favorite though…IMG_4674A deer scratching its head. Really?! That made me laugh so hard.

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