Super Bowl is over…..

Well, unless you live under a rock you know that Tom Brady of the New England Patriots is a big hero. So another Super Bowl has come and gone and we have another annual Skeet and Eat under our belts as well, number 5. What is Skeet and Eat you ask? Well, listen up…..I’m gonna share.

We live on the very outer fringes of Cambridge, Maryland. We are blessed to have some land and it is very quiet until the Del Grosso’s host a party! We always had Super Bowl parties but added a little something to the day. We have our friends and family over, they bring a dish to pash and share, beverage of their choosing, and their weapon of choice to shoot clay pigeons or target shoot over the pond in one of our fields. Quite a bit of fun actually. Hence the name “Skeet and Eat”. This was our 5th annual and as far as I can tell a good time was had by all. The weather cooperated here and everybody got to go out and enjoy the day.

Among the dishes that were brought was Oyster Chowder, Buffalo dip, guacamole, venison fondue, and meatballs. I made oven burger sliders that turned out pretty good. I got the recipe from Pinterest and tweaked it a little with my own twist. The original recipe was called French Onion Beef Sliders. They did, as the recipe suggested, go quickly. I don’t know about you but I love a good burger. So you might want to check that one out. I will say this…..the next time I make this I would totally cook the burger in a sheet pan and then cut the patties into squares to fit 24 slider rolls instead of chopped burger. I just really appreciate the burger in it’s purest form.

So, with football behind us it’s time to start looking forward and think about what cool crops we are going to put in our raised beds. Kale and spinach are always good and we love them. We also love lettuces, so that is at the top of our list. March is usually a good month here to start cold crops so it’s not too soon to start plotting and planning. I do want some more beds built simply because we need more space for some of the summer plants I want to put in. As soon as planting begins I will include some pictures and highlights of our farming follies.

I have been drawing quite a bit lately since being outside presents a problem with the cold and the rain. I recently drew a piece for my friend Robyne for a birthday present. As we mature it gets harder and harder to come up with gifts. I know myself that I don’t really need anything so thoughtful, handmade gifts are a treasure. So here she is……!

I have some new projects coming up, and will incorporate more recipes in the future. The cookbook is coming along nicely as well.  See you soon!

Til next time,

Ciao xoxo

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Viki D

I'm a wife, mother, and a nurse. I love to cook, craft, and create. I am a Christmas fanatic and love entertaining and cooking for my friends and family. Follow me on Pinterest at Around the Butcher Block / VikiD

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