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Sunday Night Date Night

     Jeff and I decided to spend today at home together and spend time together.  I got a lot of small things on my list done and Jeff spent some quality time on the couch with Gus.  We decided today would be a great day to get some of the rabbits smoked.  I dumped a bunch of spices into a bowl and made a spice rub.  We used lime olive oil and honey to rub on the rabbits with their spicy rub.  Jeff decided to use apple wood chips, and I made salad and biscuits to go with the rabbit.

Spice rub
1 T Cilantro
2 t Cayenne Pepper

1 T Black Pepper
1 T Salt
1 T Onion Powder
1 T Garlic Powder
1/2 T Ground Cumin
1/2 T Ground Paprika
1/2 T Ground Coriander
1 T Dried Cilantro
1/2 T Chili Powder
1/4 C Honey
1/4 C Olive Oil

Mix honey and oil in bowl.  Mix spices in bowl.  Cover rabbits with honey and oil then rub spices onto the rabbits.

     I used the water that we soaked the chips in to put in the water pan.  I also used a hard cider to add the apple flavor to the rabbit.  When we put the rabbits in the smoker there was leftover spice in the bowl so we dumped that in the water pan as well!
     We cooked the rabbit at about 225 degrees for three hours.  The biscuits I made were from an earlier post (click on the link provided _  ).  We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday with their families.

Biscuits and Gravy

As a kid I have many fond memories of biscuits and gravy for breakfast.  The gravy of course was sausage gravy made from venison with biscuits from scratch.  I remember when my family would all go out hunting for deer season. We would bring home several deer at a time and this would be our meat for the year.  Processing the venison was always a family project we did together.  I enjoyed being in charge of the grinder and making the breakfast sausage.  My dad always tells me the story of when I was very little I came out into the garage and said “Chop chop chop gonna eat you all up big buck!”.

Biscuits this recipe is great to make ahead and freeze then cook when you want them.

4681551_orig.jpg 3 c flour
1/4 c sugar
4 t baking powder
1/2 t cream of tartar
3/4 t salt
1/2 c butter
1 egg beaten
1 1/8 cup milk

Combine all dry ingredients.  Cut room tempature butter into slices and cut into dry ingredients until mixture resembles course crumbs.  Add wet ingredients, mix until dough forms a ball dump onto lightly floured surface knead 10-12 times. Roll out a little less 1/2 the thickness of the desired biscuit size fold dough over (this makes them come apart easier when cooked).   Cut out busciuts I usually use a floured glass.  Grease a baking sheet and place biscuit in freezer to freeze. Once frozen put them in a ziploc bag to take up less room.  Cook at 425 for 12-15 minutes.  If you are eating them right away you skip the freezer steps.

​Then you enjoy while the labrador cleans up for you!