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As some of you may know, our video blog, “The Great Indoors” was created to celebrate the finer things inside four walls such as eating, drinking and entertaining. We decided to leave the hunting, fishing, and camping to the Outdoors people.
That doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the pleasures of what they reap. In other words, when friends come home from fishing or hunting trips we indoor types will be more than happy to enjoy some really great food.
Let’s talk pheasants today. Have you or someone you love gone pheasant hunting? You come home with the bird, but you don’t know what to do with it? It seems like many of the recipes are full of fat: cream, butter, and sauce heavy. That’s okay, but what if you’re looking for something healthier?
Danielle Irving is a nutrition consultant who knows how to find great recipes and make them more healthy and delicious. She found a hearty and tasty way to prepare pheasant that’s full of flavor.
Zesty Salsa Pheasant Stew
3 (14 oz.) cans of low sodium broth (chicken or vegetable) *look for one with no sugar added
1 ½-2 lbs. of pheasant
1 cup diced onions
1 cup diced celery
2 potatoes, diced
1 tsp. Salt
3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
½ tsp. Pepper
2 cups sliced carrots
1 (14-15 oz.) whole kernel corn, optional *frozen is best if it isn’t freshly cut from the cob!
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 -2 cups medium spicy tomato salsa *here is where you add your ZEST! If you can your own salsa or know someone
who does, this is the place to use it!
1 can (3 – 3 ½ oz.) chopped, mild, green chilies, do not drain
1/4-1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1. Remove all skin, feathers and any visible fat from bird before cooking. Cut the bird in half. You do not need to
remove bones at this point.
2. Bring the broth to a boil in a Dutch oven or large pot. Add pheasant,
3. If you have time for this extra flavor step – heat 2T oil in a pan and sauté onion, celery, salt, garlic for 5-8 minutes
or until soft and translucent, not brown. * If you want to keep rolling you can put onion, celery, salt, garlic right into
your pot with the broth and pheasant and skip the sauté.
4. Add pepper. Cover and cook over med-low heat for 45 minutes or until pheasant is tender.
5. Remove pheasant with slotted spoon. Set it to the side so it can cool.
6. Add potatoes, carrots, corn, tomato sauce, salsa, and undrained chilies, to your broth mixture. Cover and cook for
20 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
7. While the veggies are cooking cut pheasant from the bones into bit size pieces and add to the stew for several
minutes to rewarm before serving.
8. Add cilantro right before serving
9. Serve with cilantro and green onion for toppings!
Recipe provided by: Body Heart Mind
Danielle Irving, M. Ed, Certified Nutritional Consultant
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
Nurtured Heart ApproachTM Advanced Trainer/Parent & Family Coach
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Did you know the majority of Americans feel like they spent too much last Christmas? And if last Friday’s numbers are any indication, shoppers are going overboard this Christmas as well.
If you’re not done with your shopping (or maybe haven’t even started) why not consider making homemade gifts? They cost less than store-bought gifts and can be more meaningful because you took the time to make them yourself.
I stumbled across the idea of homemade coasters this summer while visiting a friend’s lake cabin. I noticed the cutest homemade, personalized coasters on the coffee table. They had been simply made from a Minnesota road map. But you can do so much more. And best of all it’s inexpensive. A set of six coasters can be made for about 7 dollars.
Here’s what you need to start:
Six small square tiles found at any home improvement store.
A small bottle of Mod Podge in any finish you’d like: glitter, matte or glossy. (Mod Podge is sold at crafts stores such as Michaels or Hobby Lobby).
A sponge paintbrush
3 8 1/2 by 11 sheets of felt (color you pick is based on the artwork you select).
Artwork (pictures, maps, etc)
Cut the artwork to fit your tiles. Make the artwork just a fraction smaller than your tile so you don’t need to trim the picture. Place a small bit of glue on the tile to secure the picture. Use the sponge brush to Mod Podge over the picture on the tile. Let it dry over night. Depending upon how you’d like the coaster to look, you can consider putting another coat of Mod Podge on the coaster. Once you’re happy with the finish of the tile, glue squares of felt onto the back of the coaster.
The possibilities are endless on what you can make. Here are just a few ideas:
Geographical: Does your friend have a lake place like my friend? Or maybe they have a favorite city or state. Maps are perfect for this project.
Sports fan: Use photos from the newspaper of your team in action. Pick felt that matches your school or team colors.
Family fun photos: dig into that shoe box of old photos you haven’t put into an album yet and make them into keepsakes.
Hobby coasters: They love NASCAR? Buy a NASCAR magazine and find pictures of their favorite drivers.
Wedding coasters: Pictures of the bride and groom from childhood to coupledom.
Think about your loved one’s interests or passions. Let your imagination guide you. It’s simple. It’s easy. And every time, they put their glass down, they’ll think of you.
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A lot of families have made the tradition of spending Thanksgiving together, having a nice big meal with the family, watching the football game, then going to bed early to prepare themselves for the 3 a.m. alarm telling them it’s time to shop. But now, what’s going to happen not only to families, but to stores by opening a day early. . .on Thanksgiving.
Over the last couple of years, stores have started opening on Thanksgiving day for people to come in and get those early bird deals. Wait a minute, Thanksgiving is supposed to be for spending time with your family and being thankful, not shopping. Will this not only hurt the tradition of this nationwide holiday, but the businesses too?
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