Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Hunt is On!

We had a wonderful weekend with our family and friends. It was a 3 day weekend because of Labor Day but most of all it was the opening of Dove Season. The guys and grandsons cannot wait for the first of September as it officially is the beginning of Hunting for the rest of the year. They had a lot of luck and we are ready for a feast. Now I do not know how to cook them but....the hunters do. They also know how to clean them. That is one of my rules. My mamma taught this to me and I have not forgotten it. My mother in law never knew this rule. She gladly cleaned, and cooked whatever the men in her family brought in while they rested from their big adventure.

Now I am not oppossed to cooking it but the dressing and cleaning of thier game is just part of THE game. I do know that dove or quail marinated and cooked on the grill is very tasty but I am not even asking for the recipe. If I knew the proceedure, I would be expected to cook it. There is no reason to learn that at my age. I will let my daughters have that honor, if they choose, and I will enjoy the fruits of their labor. I did tell them the rules though so I hope that they will remember them.


Dawn said...

Thankfully, my family members are not hunters so I'm not in danger of having to cook or clean game. Fishing is another matter though!

Paula said...

My guys prefer catch and release with fish, but dove, quail, pheasant...BRING IT! They are planning on cooking it so no worries.