Grilled Duck Wraps

 

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As we are in the midst of the holiday season, it can only mean ONE thing.. you get to eat, and eat A LOT! That’s always always always a good thing, right? It also means another thing, for my husband, which is..duck hunting season. Over the past week, he has gotten up at 4:30 am every single morning to go duck hunting. I cannot even fathom that thought, but he loves it and I get to reap the benefits..DUCK WRAPS!

These are what we are going to be talking about on the ole blog today, and you’ll definitely want to stay tuned. It’s an easy peasy recipe, except for the waking up at 4:30 am to go hunt the meat.

Before we get into the recipe, here is a picture of my husband’s view while duck hunting. Okay, so maybe it would be worth going one day, who knows.

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Isn’t that view lovely?!

Cast of Characters:

-6 large jalapenos

-1 block of cream cheese

-1 package of thick cut bacon

-1 speckled belly goose

-a generous amount of a spicy seasoning of your choice

-a generous amount of black pepper

-Italian dressing (just enough to coat the wraps)

Recipe:

  1. Begin by cutting each breast into 6 pieces.
  2. Season the breast pieces with Italian dressing, spicy seasoning, and pepper.
  3. Halve and deseed each jalapeño, which will give you 12 pieces to work with.
  4. Now it’s time for the fun part, putting the wraps together. Grab one piece of duck, one piece of jalapeño, and however much cream cheese to your liking. Wrap all three things with one piece of the bacon.
  5. Place a toothpick through the middle of the wrap to hold everything in place while grilling.
  6. Place the wraps on a very very hot grill just long enough to crisp the bacon (these directions are coming from my husband. He is not a very particular person, as you can see).
  7. Place the wraps into a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. DIG IN!

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Don’t these look delicious?!

Because they absolutely are!

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All of my husband’s hard work sure did pay off, and I’m ever so grateful!

I secretly get excited for duck season just for these delicious flying things!

I hope this motivates you to wake up at 4:30 am just to go hunt some food to put on the table!

Happy Hunting everyone! 🙂

Beef Stew

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This beef stew recipe is one of mine and my husband’s absolute favorites this time of year because it warms you right up when it’s chilly outside. It’s easy and it will get your house smelling soooo sooooo good! Here is how you make it:

Serves 4-6 happy bellies

Ingredients:

-4 tablespoons olive oil

-1 tablespoon butter

-2 pounds of beef stew meat

-1 white onion, diced

-4 garlic cloves

-1 can or bottle of beer

-4 cups of beef broth

-3 tablespoons worcestershire

-3 tablespoons tomato paste

-2 teaspoons paprika (for a little extra kick)

-salt and pepper to taste, I tend to use lots because of the potoatoes

-2 teaspoons of sugar

-4-6 small new potatoes, diced

-4-6 whole carrots, unpeeled and diced

Recipe:

  1. Start by heating the pot you are going to use for the soup with the olive oil and butter.
  2. Throw in the meat just long enough to sear it. You do not want to thoroughly cook it, as that is what the simmering is for later on. Remove from pot.
  3. Throw in the onion and garlic cloves and cook for a few minutes until the onion and garlic are tender.
  4. Pour in the can of beer.
  5. Pour in the beef broth.
  6. Worcestershire sauce.
  7. Tomato paste.
  8. Paprika.
  9. Salt and Pepper.
  10. Sugar.
  11. Then, return the meat to the pot and simmer for 1.5-2 hours on low heat. Until the meat is very tender.
  12. Add the potatoes and carrots to the pot after the 1.5-2 hours of simmering, and simmer for another 30 minutes or an hour until the veggies and potatoes become tender.
  13. If you like your stew thicker, you can add a couple of tablespoons of flour to thicken it up.
  14. Grab some bread and enjoy your delicious beef stew

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