Barley with Mushroom Gravy

So ten years later I finally write up another post. Hello again everyone.

For the few of you that are wondering why I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks, I’ll just say, life happens. Between school and work and all of the other various little things that need to be done sometimes you need a little break from everything.

So what have I been doing with that time? Being lazy of course. Procrastinating as usual. But I did accomplish one thing on my bucket list, so I wasn’t completely lazy.

With one week in between classes, me and my brother, along with a good friend, decided to go to Colorado and climb Mt. Elbert, the tallest mountain in the rockies. Was it a challenge? Uh, yeah. Did I struggle? Every. Single. Step of the way. Did I almost fall off the mountain and die? I’m pretty sure. But did we make it? YES! The only question that matters, was yes we made it to the top. Through the snow and icy rocks we trudged on and defeated that mountain.

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Pickled Cucumbers and Onions

Pickled cucumbers and onions are awesome. I mean, they’re basically pickles and they are delicious! 

You could be a normal person and eat a few at a time, but this is something I look forward to every summer. It’s sour and tart, very refreshing, and I like to add a big pile as a side to what I’m eating. Am I crazy? Maybe, but don’t judge til you try!

Of course, you could eat these the next day, but for vest results I let them soak for usually 2-3 days before they start really getting good.

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Swiss Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese. Is there any other more comforting food in this world? Anything that sticks to your ribs in the best of ways leaving you feeling filled and content with life?

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Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

I would like to add cookies to the list of foods that everyone should know how to make from scratch. I mean, really if you can’t figure out how to bake cookies then you’ve got bigger issues at hand. It’s not the cookies fault that you’re incompetent. Sure, maybe your first batch won’t come out great, maybe not even your second or third, but that’s why you have to start practicing now. You never know when the time will come when freshly baked cookies are needed.

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Supporting Your Local Artists

I don’t do this very often… But a good friend of mine has made it to the top 26 in designs for a hollywood production, all he needs now is for people to like his design on facebook! I wouldn’t be supporting this if I didn’t think his design was truly one of the best and I’m sure most of you love supporting the locals!

Here is the link, and be sure to tell your friends to like the photo as well!

Venison Tacos with Chimichurri Sauce

You know you’re from Texas when you have a main fridge, a back fridge, and two giant freezers filled with local game and gulf coast fish. Too much? Nah. Some people prepare for long cold winters but I think here in Texas we prepare more for the long hot summers than anything else. With hunting season in the fall, it makes sense.

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Blueberry Ricotta Coffee Cake

How is everyone today?

Has everyone been having a great summer? Filled with the laughter of children, too much sun, frequent ice cream runs and endless fun?

Yeah, I haven’t either.

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Shredded Beef with Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

It really doesn’t get much better than a piece of meat that’s been slow cooking for hours. Whoever said that roast beef was bad either ate some that wasn’t cooked right or is an complete idiot.

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