Sunday, October 21, 2012

Carnivorous Habits

A couple of weeks ago we headed up 281 to Johnson City with some new friends, Blake and Amanda Farrar, to attend the Blanco County Wild Game Cookoff.

Oh my stars. There was meat everywhere and it was oh. So. Good. There must have been at least 15 booths full of meaty goodness.

We all started out with freshly pulled pork.

You can't get fresher meat than that. It was so tender and delicious!

To balance out the protein high, we tried some sweet potato fries. Yum!

Upper left: bacon wrapped dove and quail
Upper right: chicken fried axis with gravy. This was amazingly good.
Bottom right: chili. It was boring. No heat and no wild game, just plain ole beef.
Bottom Left: porky the pig

The most adventurous thing we tried were possum meat balls. Yes, you just read possum. I only tasted one bite and it was ok, but pretty chewy. I'd compare it to beef, but again it had a unique chewiness to it.

I still can't believe we tried it.

I neglected to get a pic of the tables full of delicious desserts. We nibbled on pie, cookies, brownies, and cobbler.

This wild game cookoff was well worth the $15 we paid. The place was packed with people, they had a raffle, live and silent auctions and a band.

After our stomachs couldn't hold any more food, we opted to head back to our house and have an outdoor fire and some red wine.

It was a great way to end a fun night with new friend.

Have you ever tried any wild game meets? If so, what are your thoughts?

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Monday, October 1, 2012

It's Cookie Time

Our small group got together last night for a fun activity. The guys watched Sunday Night Football and the girls learned how to properly decorate and ice cookies.

One of the girls in our group worked at a bakery while her husband was in law school and shared her tricks of the trade with us!

I had so much fun, but certainly don't see a future of decorating in my future.

This was the plate of examples Sarah made for us

The beginning of my pumpkin that I transformed into a Jack-o-Lantern.

His mouth is a little crooked, but he's still pretty cute.

Mr. Scarecrow


We are going to try decorating again at Christmas, and I hope to show you my creations with some decorating improvement.

Happy Fall, Y'all!

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