What’s For Dinner?

Often, our friends in the lower 48 ask us curiously, “Well, what do you eat out there?” The answer is, “Just about everything, as long as its homemade.” Although there are many nights when I wish I could swing by a grocery store or fast food joint to get something quick, everything we eat is cooked from scratch. Once this year, exhausted from work we made the fateful decision to have Hamburger Helper for dinner. Oh, what a poor choice! Afterwards, Kyle held his stomach in pain and said, “Ouch, there’s a rumbly in my tumbly!” Since that incident we have returned to cooking dinner every night from scratch.

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. I would add to that and say that necessity of the mother of adventure. Culinary adventure that is.  The obligation to cook dinner every night turns into an adventure. With a limited set of ingredients how many different combinations can we make?  The answer so far….LOTS!  Both Kyle and I are branching out and trying new recipes on a daily basis.

The new recipe (for us) tonight was a caribou stew and homemade biscuits. (The biscuits were eaten so quickly that they did not make it into the picture). The conclusion about this recipe, “Yum!”


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  1. Susan ("Kyle's Mom")
    October 25, 2009

    Dinner sounds and looks delicious. I love your dinnerware!

  2. Mom
    October 26, 2009

    You and Kyle will be such fauous cooks when you come back to the lower 48. If you can cook good meals without a full range of ingredients and without a cookbook, you are really fabulous cooks. I still cannot cook without a cookbook or make due if we are missing an ingredient.

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