Speaking of gravy...
This is a recipe I made up a number of years ago. I keep sourdough around for making sourdough biscuits, they make this recipe really good!!! This is one of my spouses' favorites...
Cut 2 lb venison, elk or beef into small bite size pieces. (Venison is the best-very tasty)
Sear in 1/4 C lard, cook for 10-20 min or until meat is tender.
Mix 2 cans cream of chicken mushroom soup or 1 can cream of mushroom soup and 1 can cream of chicken soup. Add 1 can milk. Mix well together and add to meat (don't dump out the lard). Simmer till thick, add 1/2-1 t garlic powder (or to taste), 1/4 t pepper, 1/4 t salt.
Sourdough biscuits (or use cloud biscuits)
1/2 C starter
2 1/2 C unsifted flour
1 T sugar
1/2 t soda
1 C milk
1 t salt
1 t Baking Powder
Mix starter, milk, and 1 C of flour in large bowl, cover and let rise at room temp for 6-8 hrs. Turn this very soft dough onto 1 C flour on bread board. Combine salt, sugar, baking powder and soda with remaining flour and sift over top.
With hands, mix dry ingredients into a soft dough, kneading slightly to get correct consistency. Roll out to 1/2 in thickness and use biscuit cutter (I use 2 sizes, one about 2 1/2", the other 1 1/2"). Place on greased cookie sheet and let rise (they usually don't double in size until you bake them) for 1/2 hr. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 min.
I usually double this recipe because my family just loves this recipe!! Good for breakfast or for supper!!!
A great dessert I tried for the first time for Sat supper - works good, we worked cows all day long so is an easy recipe to make without having to watch it
Triple Chocolate Crockpot Cake
1 Pkg. Chocolate cake mix (fudge preferred)
8 oz. Sour Cream
1 Pkg instant chocolate pudding mix (3 oz)
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 C vegetable oil
1 C water
Dump all ingredients into crockpot and mix by hand until completely mixed. Cook on high 3-4 hours. Serve warm with ice cream.
Mine cooked in 2 1/2, depends on how hot your crockpot gets.
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