carbs, carbs and more carbs.

in the past 24 hours i have made 2 batches of biscuits, breadsticks and a batch of sandwich bread (which means 3 loaves worth) is currently rising. i didn’t cook for several days because i was sick and randy did all the cooking. no complaints here as randy is a great cook! i’m still under the weather but i’d like to think that i’m on the mend, hence i started cooking again. as for all the carbs, that would be for randy. of course i eat them, too, but i rarely request breadsticks with dinner nor do i typically suggest that we make venison sausage, cheese & egg biscuits for breakfast (for the record, they were totally randy’s idea). randy made 8lbs of venison sausage the other day then read in a book that when making venison sausage you shouldn’t keep it in the freezer for more than 3 months or the spices can make it bitter. we’re not sure if that is accurate, but to him it means: “eat venison sausage, quick!” i doubt it will last 3 months.

a lot of people in montana joke about putting on “winter weight” to keep warm. it often happens, though i’m hoping to keep hiking or running and to not only eat carbs, starches and meats. i’ve been craving all things green and i look forward to having too much garden lettuce again. that will be a while.

i realize i’ve been posting a lot about food lately (as erica reminded me 🙂 ). for me the limited daylight hours of winter often result in more time in the kitchen. plus i’ve been checking out bread making and venison cook books at the library so there are new recipes to be tried! this afternoon i plan to make venison chili because a friend is coming over after church tomorrow. if you have a favorite soup recipe send it this way – it’s definitely soup season!

batch #1 of biscuits

batch #1 of biscuits

perhaps my new favorite kitchen tool: dough scraper/pizza cutter/soap cutter

perhaps my new favorite kitchen tool: dough scraper/pizza cutter/soap cutter

biscuit batch # 2 (i added whole wheat flour this time for some nutrition :) )

biscuit batch # 2 (i added whole wheat flour this time for some nutrition 🙂 )

we typically don't allow fallon in the kitchen, especially when we're cooking...but it was very sweet of him to accompany me this morning while i made bread & biscuits!

we typically don’t allow fallon in the kitchen, especially when we’re cooking…but it was very sweet of him to accompany me this morning while i made bread & biscuits!

randy cooked up some venison sausage patties for...

randy cooked up some venison sausage patties for…

venison sausage, egg & cheese biscuits! was a bit much for me (and quite a lot of cholesterol) but randy enjoyed them.

venison sausage, egg & cheese biscuits! was a bit much for me (and quite a lot of cholesterol) but randy enjoyed them.

when i'm not in a rush, cooking is therapeutic. a perfect slow morning on this snowy winter day.

when i’m not in a rush, cooking is therapeutic. a perfect slow morning on this snowy winter day.

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