Mr. MPB’s September Challenge: Days 11 through 19

We had managed to make it over half the month of eating only home cooked meals.

Day 11: September 11, 2017: Home-made chili from the freezer.  The Adult MPB’s thought the meal tasted great and loved how easy it was to make.  unfortunately Little MPB absolutely hated chili!  As in, he hated it so much that we may never attempt giving him chili ever again.  He ended up eating some yogurt, toast and fruit.

Day 12: September 12, 2017: As I feel as though summer has officially ended given a drastic drop in our temperatures, we made grown-up macaroni and cheese.  We boil up some pasta.  Our standard recipe is to mix together 1 tbsp. of butter, 2 tbsp. of flour on low heat until soft, then add 1.5 cups milk and 0.5 cup blue cheese, 1 cup goats cheese, 1 cup cheddar, 1 cup brie, a dash of salt and a dash of pepper.  We never actually use exactly these cheeses or these proportions – we just whatever is in the fridge and guesstimate the proportions.  And we also added bacon and portabella mushrooms, again just what we had on hand.  And, as an added bonus, Little MPB absolutely loved it!

Day 13: September 13, 2017: Left-overs!  Mr. MPB suggested turning the mac n’ cheese into quiche.  To which I responded, that sounds horrible, I’ll pass.  So, in the end, we went with left-over mac n’ cheese with a jalapeno and cheddar venison sausage.

Day 14: September 14, 2017:  I was away with work.  So, Mr. MPB had venison smokies and Little MPB gobbled up the remainder of the left over mac n’ cheese.

Day 15: September 15, 2017: Home-made pizza night.  We just use whatever we have in the fridge for toppings.

Day 16: September 16, 2017: BBQ steak and roasted pesto cauliflower (1 head of cauliflower cut up, 3 tbsp. of pesto and 1/3 cup olive oil – cook in the oven or on the BBQ until golden – about 20-30 minutes).  With red wine of course.

Day 17: September 17, 2017: First up, we started the day with home-made waffles – one of Little MPB’s favourites.

Mr. MPB tried turning our gas BBQ into a smoker again.  The meal looked amazing, and as an added bonus, there was no meal destroying fire.  But, unfortunately, the venison tenderloin saved from last years hunting season for a nice meal, was absolutely horrible.  As in, so horrible that I couldn’t eat it – somehow it’s texture went to mush and neither of us couldn’t handle the texture.  Thankfully he also made balsamic glazed carrots which were fantastic and a peach crumble which was also very tasty.

Day 18: September 18, 2017: I was away with work…again.  And I was forced to eat our with colleagues so I had a chicken wrap (not pictured).  So, Mr. MPB pulled a left-over shepherds pie out of the freezer for Little MPB and him to enjoy.

Day 19: September 19: 2017: We had to find a way to re-use the horrible venison tenderloin – there was way to much left over to simply throw it out.  So, Mr. MPB turned it into meatballs and we had meatball sandwiches and froze the remainder of the meatballs for another night.  It wasn’t great, but it was at least eatable!

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17 Comments on “Mr. MPB’s September Challenge: Days 11 through 19

  1. Yum! Everything looks delicious! I’m impressed how much wild meat you eat on the regular – I have yet to find a type of wild meat that I don’t hate. I think it’s all in how it’s cooked – and I just don’t have the skills to cook it well.

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    • We have wils meat because Mr. MPB is a hunter so we usually have at least 1 deer to eat through the year. And I agree, it is all about how it’s cooked and even how it’s butchard. We uses to do it all ourselves and last year we paid a butcher and it was the best decision we’ve ever made!


  2. That’s cool that he hunts. Does it work out cheaper, do you think? Probably not easy to calculate meat costs over a year lol.
    I’m stealing all these ideas (esp the grown up mac n cheese).

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    • I think eventually it could be cheaper, but since he only started a few years ago if we include the cost all the gear hes had to buy and his time, right now it’s probably the most expensive meat we’ve ever eaten! But he won’t have to buy any of that stuff now for years so it’ll get cheaper now.
      We love the grown up mac n cheese!


  3. OMG the mac n cheese!!!!! My mouth is watering now!! Everything looks so good. It was cool here for a week or so, but now it’s warm again. I’m looking forward to the cooler weather, because I miss all of our normal “cool weather foods”!

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  4. OMG, pesto cauliflower sounds incredible. I LOVE pesto!

    We have a bunch of venison bacon white chili frozen that makes an awesome easy night. I love when dinner is already made! I used to love venison when I was little, but don’t love it as much anymore for some reason. So when we found the chili recipe, we used most of the deer for it! lol. Of course not the tenderloin or backstraps. DH would not have been too happy about that!

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