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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Wild Turkey....Not the Drinkin' Kind :)

There have been several wild turkeys parading around my house the last few weeks. Right now, there are 3 hens, 4 large toms and 4 smaller toms. I'm pretty sure the hens are the same ones who had nests close by last year.

The larger toms follow the hens around the yard, puffed up and pretty. :)

The hens almost seem oblivious to the toms. The girls just walk around the yard eating bugs while the toms spread their tail feathers and quietly follow.

These two looked so majestic, puffed up, tail feathers spread, wings "cupped" at their sides, slowly dancing in circles..... They were quietly trying to attract the attention of the hens.

They were putting on quite a show. I didn't notice until I looked at the pictures later... they seem to be looking back at me to see if I was watching. lol

The 4 larger toms...

They are so majestic, pretty and ugly at the same time. :)
I'm looking forward to seeing how many little ones they hatch.

Hmmmm.... does this make me a bird watcher? :D

More of those Dutch Oven Bacon Biscuits sittin' on Sausage Gravy

Biscuits and gravy have always been my go to meal for mornings after a late night or when I just do not feel like cooking. They are easy and fairly quick! These bacon biscuits take a little more effort than regular ones but not that much.

I get the fire going first....

make my biscuit dough...

slathered with bacon drippings and topped with crisp bacon.  ( To save time, I fried a couple of pounds of bacon before leaving home, then jarred the drippin's and bagged the bacon.)

Rolled and sliced into biscuits...

While the flames were high on the tractor rim, I made the gravy. Browned the sausage first...I use spicy sausage.

added flour, milk and a few seasonings...

I leave the gravy on the thin side, it will thicken later. Top the gravy with the biscuits...
Forgot to mention. I flatten the biscuits slightly so they will cook evenly and fast. They are probably 1 1/2" thick.

Shovel a few hot coals on top and let er go...
No heat on the bottom of the dutch oven, just the top.

The biscuits take about 25 minutes. I rotate both the lid and the pot while they are cooking..

The hot Bacon Biscuits sittin' on Sausage Gravy...

I love the little pieces of crisp bacon....

Served with fruit to make it look healthy.

The biscuits are good by themselves too, slathered in butter. Just another camp meal that I should make at home. :/

Thanks for looking! :)