This Week’s Menu, April 1, 2018

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Menu for the week of April 1, 2018

Sunday: Easter
Breakfast: Waffles
Early Dinner: Stuffed snapper with kale salad and fresh asparagus

Monday
Breakfast: Sausage and eggs
Early Dinner: Smoked brisket (I’ll freeze the leftovers for later in the month.)

Tuesday
Breakfast: Leftover waffles
Early Dinner: Shrimp pasta

Wednesday
Breakfast: Orange Danish
Early Dinner: Deep fried venison (I’ve never had this, but someone gave us a venison roast and Greg claims he and his friends used to slice 1/2 inch rounds off a roast and deep fry them in a light coating of bread crumbs. I’ll follow his instructions, but this doesn’t sound like something I’d like.

Thursday
Breakfast: Spinach omelette
Early Dinner: Grilled veggie pita sandwiches. I’ll probably put some of that venison steak in Greg’s pita. 🙂

Friday
Breakfast: Breakfast burrito
Early Dinner: Chicken hot wings and a vegetable appetizer tray for noshing

Saturday
Breakfast: Breakfast out. We’re doing garage sales.
Early Dinner: Skillet lasagna

We went to Canton Trade Days on Saturday with mixed results. My plan was to find some geese for the farm. I almost got them–a nice mated pair already laying eggs. But I was overly cautious and told Greg I’d make a decision after lunch. A miscalculation on my part. The pair were sold by the time we got back.

We did pick up five little quail though. I’m not sure about quail, but I’m going to give them a try and see if they’re a good fit for our tiny homestead.

I’m back to square one on geese. The only good thing that came out of our excursion is that I got to see several breeds of geese in person. This helped me realize what kind of breed I wanted for us. Something not too big or noisy.

Lots of people were selling the new fad geese called Sebastopol geese. They have curly feathers. For that, they’re selling goslings for more than twice a regular adult goose would bring. They’re pretty I suppose, but I’m looking for a more utilitarian goose that will forage and be good mothers.

Time will tell if I find them.

If you celebrate, Happy Easter!

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2 Comments

  1. Angela Brown

    Although things didn’t quite go as planned for your geese hunt, sounds like you learned quite a bit so you can execute your purchase with confidence when the next opportunity presents itself.

    I hope your Easter holiday is enjoyable 🙂

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