This evening I cooked a meal for the family, attempting to use food from our stores and meat that we produced ourselves. I selected some meat from my freezer, and suspected that it was goose or goat. You see, I failed to write the contents of the freezer bag on the outside, so it was “guess what is for dinner” time. The reason I suspected goose or goat was due to the colour of the meat and the fact I had cut it into what appeared to be strips. Anyway, I sliced the strips into chunks of meat and then marinated them in a sauce of Light Soy Sauce, Garlic and Ginger (the Garlic was home grown, the ginger was a gift from another gardener). While they marinated I started cooking the rice in the rice cooker. It was about this time that the children found out what I was doing and they declared that they would not be eating my meal for dinner. Nice encouragement from the family.
As I was the only one to eat the meal I added a can of mushrooms cooked them, with the meat in a frying pan. It was ready pretty quickly… unfortunately I went outside to check on our current wood levels and I was distracted into playing a game with my dog George. I came back inside to find my meal over done.
Still, it was enjoyable, tasted good, and was a simply prepared meal from items which we have in ample supply.
Oh, and in-case you were wondering what the meat was… it was Pork from my Pig farming days. I guess this is a lesson in proper labeling of items you put away. It could also be a lesson in getting my family used to eating my weird concoctions from our stores.