Sunday, November 29, 2015

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

We were so thankful to have Uncle Ryan for the holiday. It was great to see him again. We watched movies, played games, had our day out, but mainly just ATE a ridiculous amount of food. Lizzy and I baked all day and made way too much for six people. But yeah, it was all gone in three days. If you were wondering, my Instant Pot made deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, chicken wings, and a deer roast!
Lizzy made extra buckeyes too, so we could enjoy them while we watched the Buckeyes beat that team up north on Saturday!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Springfield with Uncle Ryan

Uncle Ryan came to visit (yay!) so we took a road trip to Springfield to Bass Pro Shops and Lambert's Cafe. Bass Pro was all decked out for Christmas. In the Winter Wonderland, there were all kinds of free games and rides and even Santa in overalls.
Thanks to Uncle Ryan, the kids went on a shopping spree and had a great time choosing! The boys went with knives and Lizzy chose a silly hat and a stuffed squirrel, because she's hanging onto her childhood. :)
Then we went to Lambert's, because Ryan and Josh hadn't experienced the crazy amount of food or the excitement of rolls being thrown at you from across the room. It was a hit of course. 
Josh ordered the Hog Jowl and was amazed at the giant pile on his plate. Plus of course the endless pass arounds and flying rolls!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

This week on Lundy mountain

Since Allen hung a deer feeder in the tree with the swing, he moved the swing by our front porch. I'd enjoy it more if it weren't too cold to go outside. Obviously it's not too cold for Matt, even without shoes.
Josh has taken over the greenhouse for his electric guitar loud room.  Too bad it's not sound proof.
We love the rainbow sunsets around here. 
I got a photo of Matt in the deer stand. More leaves are down, so he's a bit easier to spot. 
Sometimes we find scary things on the trail camera! 
Sometimes, after hours of hunting and monitoring trail cameras, the deer just show up in the yard at lunchtime to mock us. We were eating venison, so the joke's on him. :)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Oh, these cats

How much do these cats sleep? Most of the day, unless it's whack & pack day, then they "help". Why does Walker sleep upside down? Why does she do most of everything she does...
Josh left his coat outside to not smell "too humany" for hunting. Hope the deer like the smell of cats.
They apparently sneak around at night, stealing the deer peanut butter lick!
And sometimes they scale trees just for fun. Walker went quickly all the way to the top and Chewie slowly made his way up, until she raced him down.
Whack & pack day, so fun for them. Chewie likes to play with his food. :/

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween and birthday!

For the 4th and 5th parts of our 5-in-1 holiday, we celebrated Halloween and Allen's birthday. Because the kids are soooo grown up, they are happy with going to the store the next day for 50% off candy, so no more dressing up. Except Lizzy decided the cats needed costumes anyway! They were super cute, but not super happy.
Really not happy. 
Really, really not. 
But they still wanted to make a birthday card for Allen, with some help from Lizzy. 
And the kids prepared a big breakfast. 
And he got a new trail cam from Josh, which he's been needing for his tree stand since his last one died.  So a pretty fun day, except for the cats.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Adoption Day!

We celebrated 3-out-of-5 of our 5-in-1 holiday a day early today. Tomorrow we'll finish up with Allen's birthday and Halloween. But today we celebrated the adoption anniversaries for Matt and Lizzy (9 years) and Josh (14 years).  We went to a fun restaurant for burgers, fries, and milk shakes. Photobomb by Allen.
Then we went to Branson Landing to see the fountains (water, fire, light, and music show by the same producers of the Bellagio fountains - which we saw when we hit Vegas in 2010). 
The boys hit Bass Pro while Lizzy shopped for as long as I could keep up with her.  A yucky, rainy, but fun day!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fall, football, hunting, and silly cats

Fall sure is pretty on the mountain.
Fall also means Buckeyes games and buckeye fudge! 
And deer processing, lots of deer processing. Today Josh just decided to learn to tan hides. He's tried a few techniques and is getting pretty good. Amazing what you can find on YouTube. 
The cats enjoy "helping" with deer processing too. I won't show you all of that, but you can see them trying to get a good view of the happenings. 
Chewie really, really likes to copy his mama. It's just strange sometimes how much.  

Monday, October 26, 2015

Layered Enchilada Casserole

We've been experimenting with enjoying our new Instant Pot pressure cooker and I'll be sharing more about this great time and space saver soon!  So far, we've made pulled BBQ chicken, chicken legs, rabbit, and green beans.  Fast, easy, and only one pot to clean.
Tonight we tried Layered Enchilada Casserole and we loved it. Dinner in FIVE minutes. It's crazy. I just used cooked, shredded rabbit meat I had on hand (I mean, who doesn't keep that on hand?) instead of ground beef. And I used flour tortillas instead of corn, because yuck. And I only had cheddar cheese and dried cilantro and I didn't have black olives... come on people, improvising is necessary yummy.
There's definitely a learning curve to cooking with the Instant Pot (or any pressure cooker), but learning is what I love to do. By trade, I'm a scientific researcher and by life, I have weird things to cook, so now I'm on a mission to get all our meals pressure cookerized. Make all the food cookerized!

Interested in an Instant Pot? Buy one now. Or wait until I offer a discount shortly. Or don't and just wish you did. :)  

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