Brownifer Bites: December 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Elk Burger

Just a quickie to show off our gift for the week:  Ground Elk Venison!  Brownie made burgers with this because we just wanted to savor the meat!

So, officially the description is:  Elk Venison Burgers topped with shiitake mushrooms and Dubliner Cheese with spicy mustard!

They were scrumptious.  Now if Brownie would just go hunting with friends and bring us home some other cuts of venison to experiment with .....

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Black Box Challenge

We like to keep things entertaining around here.  I know Brownie likes to cook and dream up amazing things, but I like to challenge him and push his limits :-)

Tonight, I stopped by the store and created a little black box challenge for him with ingredients that seemingly don't really go together.  I researched this a little and was informed that:  1 protein, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit and something off-the wall.  Easy enough.

I stayed with standard grocery items that we all see everyday, so the conventional grocery store was were I chose my ingredients.

After some research, I was sent with some wine into the living room to wait while he created in his space.  What he came up with .... he seriously has to make this again because it was SO good!!!!

Almond (Nut Thins) and Rosemary Crusted Shrimp with Avocado, Tomato and Bell Pepper Cous Cous with a Kiwano Melon, Chili and Ginger Chocolate Sauce.

I really wish he wrote down recipes as he creates ... we will work on that.  Because this was just outstandingly delicious!!!!!  Challenge met!