Rabbit Dinner

On a mission to learn how to cook every kind of meat, I bought a quartered rabbit from a co-worker who raises meat rabbits. It cost $15.00 ($1.25/lb). Apparently any poultry recipe will work for rabbit, which is good because Pinterest hardly has any rabbit recipes. I adapted an oven roasted chicken recipe, and made a meal out of it. 

Oven Roasted Rabbit

1 (3 to 3 and 1/2 pound) whole chicken rabbit
3 tablespoons McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Chicken Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat oven to 450F. Clean rabbit then season inside and out with seasoning, paprika, parsley and pepper. Rub rabbit with olive oil. Place in roasting pan. Place pan in oven, uncovered and roast for 30 minutes, until skin is lightly browned. Reduce oven heat to 350F. Cook, covered for 30 minutes more. 

Stir in chicken broth (if you want, I didn’t) . Continue cooking, uncovered for another 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours. Remove from the oven.

Pork BBQ Sundae | MD State Fair

How genius is this? A Pork BBQ Sundae- cornbread layered with pulled pork, then coleslaw, topped with BBQ. I found this treasure at the Pork Producers food booth at the MD state fair and can’t get over how brilliant it is.

Turkey Chili Taco Meat

As part of our healthy homemade lunch campaign, Tom and I bought a bunch of ground turkey. At first I was going to make taco meat, then meatballs, then it was chili. I decided on a taco meat/chili hybird using a chili receipe but not adding all the liquids.

For winging it, it turned out pretty good. Since I made it around dinner time my family wanted it for dinner so we had Turkey Chili Burritos. And for lunches Tom and I will have tukey taco chili over rice.
This receipe is made up but it worked. The trickest part is getting the taco seasoning together if you don’t have a packet.

Turkey Taco Chili

2 lbs ground turkey
taco Seasoning
1 can of corn
1 can of black beans
2 green peppers cut up
1 can of diced tomatos with chiles
1 can of tomato sauce

Cook meat in skillet. Brown meat and add seasoning. Put everything in crock pot for 6 hours on low. Meat is already cooked so crock pot is just for flavoring.

Buttered Rum

Rememberance Day Parade Gettysburg, PA 2012. Freezing cold and wanting a warm alcholic beverage I drank a sip of buttered rum. Don’t do it. It should be illegal to mix ice cream, sugar, BUTTER and rum into a cup. The result is delcious warm buttery rum goodness that you just don’t need to drink but yet can’t stop.

One sip and I had to buy my own $6 cup. I guzzled it down happily until I realized it is basically pure butter & sugar and ice cream. It solidified a little as I was debating if I could justify drinking the rest and Tom point to the cup and said ” that looks like a lugee”. Case closed. Here’s to buttered rum anyways.