a handsome hubby, two darling daughters, a pair of puppies

and other reasons I'm a Chipper Chickie...


Like Granny and Mamaw Used to Make

Granny and Mamaw.

Patsy Ann and Doris Catherine.

These women have had a big impact on our lives and are in many of our childhood {and adult}memories.

And now, we are fortunate enough to have them around making memories with our girls.

{Granny's 77th birthday - my grandmother}

{Scrabble with Mamaw - Chris's grandmother}

We recently made some of their recipes and I just felt like passing one of them along. Both women are great cooks...and probably a major reason Chris and I love food.

My grandfather was a hunter and Granny tried several pheasant recipes before finding "the one." She got this recipe from a friend in Sioux City, Iowa.

I used it for chukar instead of pheasant, since that's what we had in the freezer.

Granny's Pheasant

Brown a 2 1/2 lb pheasant in 6 t of butter {I used a whole stick.} and then set aside.
Add 1 diced carrot {I used 2 carrots} and 1 diced onion to the butter.
Add 1/4 t thyme {I added 1 T thyme}, ground pepper, 2 small bay leaves, and 1 t kosher salt.
Cook until onions are tender.
Add 1 T flour, 1 can beef consomme, 1 cup sherry or white wine {I used cooking sherry}.
Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Serve with gravy spooned over pheasant.

If you like to cook game birds, make this!

It smells and tastes amazing...

{My helpers ate carrots like little rabbits.}

Oh, and I got to use my big orange pot. Which I love.

Another night we made Mamaw's ice cream.

The girls got Chris an ice cream maker for father's day and AC has been begging to make ice cream since then.

Well, it was worth the wait. This is the best ice cream recipe ever.

And the girls really enjoyed making it with their daddy. :)


Downtown Darling said...

Where did you get that sweet print behind your stove? Would be so cute for a friend's nursery!

Chipper Chickie said...

It was a bday gift, but it came from Katie Daisy's shop on etsy. I've been eyeing it for a while. I LOVE her work...and this was the first song Chris and I danced to at our wedding reception. :)