52 Weeks of Cooking – Week 25: Regional

This week’s 52 Weeks of Cooking challenge was Regional. Since Tom and I have been trying to add fish into our diet, we decided to make something with walleye. Unfortunately, we found out that walleye is $20.00/lb and we don’t like fish that much, so we decided to go with venison instead.

Tom’s family goes hunting every winter, so there is plenty of venison to go around. Neither of us had tried the breakfast sausage before, so we cooked it up and served it with a wholesome breakfast.

It tasted really good! I definitely would recommend that everyone try venison if you haven’t already. I was definitely surprised at how good it was when I did.

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52 Weeks of Cooking – Week 24: Strawberry Shortcake

So I know Tom and I are a bit behind, but we have been very busy lately. Between camping, our new-found workout resolution and family events every weekend, it has been hard to find the time to cook the challenges, much less to post about them! This week’s 52 Weeks of Cooking challenge ended up being a bit of a reward for all our hard work though. The challenge was to make something with berries, so we chose this recipe for Strawberry Shortcake.

This recipe was very easy, and only really had three steps, especially since we didn’t make the shortbread ourselves, but instead brought pre-made spongecake mini spongecakes from Lunds.

Step one: Slice the strawberries and mix with sugar. Set aside.

Step two: Prepare the whipped cream filling. We found this recipe interesting as it calls for heavy whipping cream and sour cream. When we tasted it by itself you could definitely taste the sour cream, but once it was put all together with the strawberries and spongecake you couldn’t really taste the sour cream anymore. Both Tom and I like this recipe as it was less sugary sweet, but still very good.

Step three: Place the strawberries on one of the spongecakes, including some of the juice.

Step four: Add the whipped cream mixture and another spongecake.

Lastly: Top with more whipped cream and strawberries.

Enjoy! We will definitely be making these again.

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52 Weeks of Cooking – Week 23: 20 Minutes or Less

This week’s 52 Weeks of Cooking challenge was something that could be made in 20 minutes or less. Since Tom and I were camping, we decided to try to make something over the campfire. And what did we end up with? Hobo dinners! (Tom has been talking about these since, oh…April.)

There is no real recipe to these, so I’ll just tell you what we threw into our aluminum pans.

  • Beef (we bought stroganoff strips since they were already cut, I would recommend ground beef for next time.)
  • Radishes
  • Potatoes
  • Baby Carrots
  • Onion

Cover with foil and place in, or over, your campfire.

Cook until meat is done and vegetables are tender. We also made baked beans with ours because you can’t go camping without baked beans!

Next week’s challenge – Berries! That one should be fun.

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