Turkey Season at the Lodge – Days Five and Six

Day five – The late dinners (8:30ish) have been kicking my butt, so brunch was a little later today.  I got quite a bit done ahead of time – meats were cooked and ready to be heated, egg casserole just needed to be heated, and biscuits were ready to mix and bake – and voila, brunch!!

There were appetizers in late afternoon – Asparagus Rolls (with the leftover asparagus), Pork and Asparagus Quesadillas (with the leftover tenderloin and asparagus, recipe soon), and Jalapeno Poppers.

The final dinner was beef tenderloin, roasted potatoes, sauteed mushrooms, cream spinach, and fresh bread.  And I breathed a sigh of relief!  There was brunch on Tuesday, and then they left.

I forgot to tell you that one of the guys in the previous group gave me a wild game cookbook that he had self published.  Of all the cookbooks I have, none include game, except an early edition of Joy of Cooking.  I’m pretty excited about it, and will be scouring the recipes for a while, then planning my cooking strategy.

Also, I had a little time to relax on the last full day of cooking, so I went out to the dump at the back of the ranch, with the guys, to watch them blow up a old clothes dryer!  I have to say it was pretty amazing, and might have made the 6 o’clock news, if they hadn’t waited for the Black Hawk helicopter to pass over!  So, apparently this is how they prepare metal to be scrapped and hauled away (that’s their story)!