The thoughts and sharings of a retired educator and active grandmother.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Saturday was opening day...of DOVE hunting! Yes, we are a hunting family...at least my guys are. I do go deer hunting with my hubby from time to time and sit in the stand with him. We eat lots of vension (it's healthier for you than beef) and we love dove and quail. My favorite is doves. My three guys spent a grand day together along with cousins and friends. They grilled burgers for lunch, then waited in the field for the doves to come in. Grandson R. and one of his friends ended up with Papa 'cause his stand was in the shade. While Papa used his shotgun, R. got in lots of practice with his BB gun. Evidently he was a rather good shooter because his daddy (our son) was really bragging on him. If you've never eaten fried doves, you don't know what you are missing. Although I usually prefer "white meat" I absolutely love the dark-meated doves. We soak them in salt water a day or two before cooking or freezing them. I fry them up and serve with homemade biscuits and cheese grits. As we say in the south: It just don't get no better than that!
**While the boys were having their brand of fun, my friend Jean and I went shopping! We found some really cute things and some rather good bargains and we ate a delicious CAROLINA CHICKEN SALAD from RUBY TUESDAY'S....so the day was good for the whole family!