Lost & Found's-
Jalapeno Pickled Eggs!
1 cup water
2 or 3 cups apple vinegar
pickling spices- ( A good
middlin' pipe load or two...)
Boil all of above...
Heat large jar- Important!
Peel boiled eggs- Very Important!
Fill heated jar with eggs...
Add hot ( not boiling ) vinegar, spice mixture
Add another middlin' pipe load of pickling spices,
( or fresh garlic ),
&/or 4-8 jalapeno peppers, to taste
Put up for 2-3 weeks
Rev's- Cornish Game Hen's
14" cast iron pot or dutch oven
2 cornish game hens
baby red potatoes
granny smith apples
sausage ( optional )
fresh black pepper
Stuff the cornish game hens with the orange slices & onions. Add a generous dollop of rum. (Add a dollop or two for the cook while your at it!)
Fresh ground pepper & a large pinch of Italian Seasoning.
Add mushrooms & 2 cloves garlic ( crushed & diced )
Add water & remaining vegetables to top of pot.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat, & simmer for an hour, maybe an hour & a half or so...
Optional... add a little "pie" or fruit juice, ( cranberry juice is good! )
Serves 2-4 hungry 'skinners...
Doug's Super Moist Corn Bread
2 cups cornmeal
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
7 tsp. baking powder
2 cups milk
1 1/4 cups water
3/4 cup oil
1 box yellow cake mix w/pudding
mix all ingredients together and pour into a well-oiled 14" dutch oven. bake with coals on top & bottom for 12-15 minutes. bake an additional 15 minutes with coals on bottom only.
President Doug's Traditional "Enlivening Fluid"
This enlivening fluid was made from apple brandy (distilled hard cider) or whiskey. To a gallon of either of these, according to an early recipe from Pittsylvania County, Virginia, were added one & a half gallons of well-sweetened hot water, a dozen large apples, two grated nutmegs, one gill of allspice, one gill of cloves, a pinch of mace & a half pint of "good rum". This life-giving compound than aged 3 or 4 days, for the effective mingling of all it contained, after which it was ready to drink. Mr. Jefferson, at Monticello, used almost the same recipe, but prefered less spice. The resulting liquid posessed no little authority, at any temperature. Heated, it was Apple Toddy. The best way to serve it was in a pewter or silver tankard. The drink was warmed by plunging a hot "toddy iron" into the mug, altho any iron poker or fireside tool would do in a pinch. A toddy iron, the instrument approved by Virginia's serious topers, was thicker than a poker, so as to give as much heat as possible. This valuable implement kept with the poker, but serious minded people kept it in a holder of its own.
Taken from "Background to Glory- The life of George Rogers Clark", by John Bakeless.
This page was last updated on: September 17, 2009
No Talk's- Miller's in Onion Sauce
6 prime Miller's(**), about 6 ounces each after skinning and gutting.
1 large onion, thinly sliced.
flour for dredging.
salt and pepper.
1 1/2 cups of stock.
4 - 5 tablespoons slush (bacon fat)
Season the flour with salt and pepper, dredge the miller's in the flour, set aside.
Heat two tablespoons slush in a large heavy pan over medium heat. Add the onions and saute(fry), until limp and golden. Remove the onion and set aside.
In same pan, brown the Miller's on all sides. Add slush as needed. Set aside.
Deglaze the pan with stock, return the Miller's and onion to the pan, add salt and pepper to taste, bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
(**)note: Gerbils, gophers, squirrel's, skunk's etc. can be substituted, allow 6 ozs of meat per person.