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Monday, November 17, 2008

Hunt Camp Dinners

Dinners at hunt camp tend to be rather hearty and filling. This is the largest meal next to breakfast and after a long day in the woods and cold a hot meal is much appreciated. After the meal and clean-up the guys sit around talking about the day then the cards come out. The rest of the evening into the wee hours of the morning is spent playing cards surrounded by the warmth of the wood stove.

Steak Dinner

A steak dinner is one must have tradition at hunt camp, the other is chili made with last year's kill. Consuming a meal made from last year's kill it thought to bring good luck to the camp the following year. This year the guys grilled rib eye steaks with saute├ęd mushrooms, caramelized onions and baked potatoes. Now picture this, there was softly falling snow while the steaks grilled mingling with the smell of wood smoke and fresh fallen snow. Yum!!!

The potatoes were baked in the oven giving a nice crispy skin yet soft, tender flesh. They were a perfect match for the steaks that for most of the guys were grilled to rare.

Grilled Sandwiches

Even at hunt camp there needs to be a quick, easy to make meal that is filling. In comes the simple grill cheese sandwich with a twist. The guys added cooked ham to the sandwiches made with slices of cheddar cheese. Butter is a key component of the sandwiches for obtaining the beautiful golden brown as well as adding flavour. Served with plain potato chips the sandwiches make for a quick yet filling meal.

Method: Heat a cast iron fry pan to medium high. Butter one side of two pieces of bread. Place butter side down in the fry pan. Top with sliced cheese and sliced ham. Place another piece of bread on top of each sandwich. Butter. Cook until golden brown on the first side. Flip over and lightly push down on each sandwich. Cook until golden brown on the other side. Remove from pan. Cut in half. Serve with pickles or potato chips.

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