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Hunters’ Breakfast Recipe

Hunters’ Breakfast Recipe


  • 12 doves
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • Milk, for the sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 3 eggs, hard-boiled and sliced
  • 1 pound shell macaroni
  • Sprigs of parsley (optional)
  • Pimento, to taste (optional)
  • French bread, toasted and well buttered, for serving


First, pick the doves, dry, put in boiling water, and cook until tender. (Be careful, however, that the meat is firm and not cooked until it falls off the bones.) While the doves are on the fire, prepare the sauce and cook the macaroni. The sauce goes like this: Melt the butter in a double boiler, stir in the flour mixed with prepared mustard, add the milk, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thickened to the right consistency. Toss in some chopped mushrooms and sliced hard boiled eggs.

Cook the macaroni in boiling water until tender — drain in colander, pour cold water over the macaroni until all the starch is removed. Place the doves on a heated platter and surround with the cooked macaroni. Pour white sauce over the birds. Don’t get too much on the macaroni. It makes it soggy. Garnish with sprigs of parsley and pimento, if you feel ritzy. Serve with toasted, well buttered French bread. “I’ll have another helping, thanks.”

30 Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas for Your Busiest Mornings

These simple breakfast recipes are perfect for busy mornings.

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But just because you're aware that this meal is crucial doesn't mean you always have time to whip up something delicious. From school drop-offs to busy commutes to squeezing in a sweat session, weekday mornings can often be our busiest time of day. Or, maybe you&rsquore sick of your go-to toast or bagel and need new, easy breakfast ideas. That&rsquos what we&rsquore here for: to provide all the a.m. inspo you need, whether you&rsquore craving healthy muffin recipes or easy egg recipes or healthy smoothie recipes to really power-up your day.

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  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 12 slices of pancetta
  • 150g (5oz) grated gouda cheese
  • For the BBQ sauce:
  • 85g (3oz) tomato ketchup
  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1/2tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2tbsp sweet paprika
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • For the coleslaw:
  • 2 carrots, peeled into ribbons
  • Half a small red cabbage, shredded
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4tbsp creme fraiche
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 1tsp black sesame seeds

Recipe Summary

  • 3 tablespoons pure olive oil
  • 1 ½ pounds beef chuck in 1 piece
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 10 cups beef stock or low-sodium broth
  • ¾ cup Madeira
  • ½ pound wild rice (1 1/4 cups)
  • 1 medium onion (very finely chopped)
  • 2 carrots (coarsely chopped)

Preheat the oven to 300°. In a large, heavy ovenproof saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Season the meat with salt and pepper and cook over high heat until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the beef to a plate and wipe out the saucepan. Add 2 cups of the beef stock and the Madeira to the saucepan and bring to a simmer. Return the meat to the saucepan, cover and braise in the oven for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, turning occasionally, until tender.

Heat a large enameled cast-iron casserole or soup pot over high heat. Add the wild rice and cook, stirring, until it begins to pop, about 2 minutes. Add the onion, carrots and the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the remaining 8 cups of stock and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to moderate, cover, and cook until the rice is tender, about 50 minutes.

Remove the meat from the braising liquid and let cool slightly, then shred it. Add the shredded meat and its braising liquid to the casserole and season with salt and pepper. Simmer the stew for 5 minutes, then ladle into bowls and serve.

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Crock Pot Sausage Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast burritos are a healthy and delicious morning meal that's easy to make with this inspired recipe. Load up your slow cooker with frozen hash browns, breakfast sausage, eggs, chopped green bell pepper, and Mexican cheese, then wake up to the fantastic aroma of a breakfast burrito filling that's ready for you to wrap in warmed tortillas. Serve with sour cream, salsa, and sliced avocados.

If there are any leftovers, wrap and freeze a few burritos for heating up individually. Ready in 8 hours and 25 minutes.

Breakfast Recipe: Quickstart Cereal

To get out of camp as early as possible, the most ideal breakfast item is an individually wrapped bar (or several): granola bars, energy bars, protein bars, breakfast bars, etc. They require no prep and can be eaten on-the-go.

But there are downsides to this approach. First, they’re not very satisfying. Second, they probably constitute a large share of your daytime calories as well, possibly leading to culinary boredom.

A hot breakfast like Cheesy Potatoes is at the opposite end of the spectrum. They’re more enjoyable, but also more time-consuming, and thus inconsistent with ambitious morning plans.

My happy-medium option is this Quickstart Cereal, which balances efficiency and palatability. It’s my go-to breakfast on personal trips, and one of the top-rated meals on my guided trips. We normally reserve it for the last morning of the trip or for summit days.

Granola plus protein powder, before adding water

Stats per serving


This meal can be very simple, with as few as two ingredients: cereal plus powdered milk or powdered protein. The recipe included below goes 50/50, which is how we do it on the guided trips.

For cereal, personally I rotate between granola and grape nuts. They taste good, pack well, and are spatially dense. Many granola varieties are carb-heavy, and I prefer the more calorically dense versions available in bulk at my local natural grocer.

For more variety in your cereal, add crushed walnuts, almond pieces, freeze-dried berries, raisins, Craisins or similar. To keep the portion size in check, subtract an equal amount of cereal. I have served this meal to hundreds of clients, and the 4.5-ounce portion is about right for most.

Powdered milk is the more conventional choice to pair with cereal. I recommend Nestle Nido, which is powdered whole milk and thus more calorically dense than powdered skim milk.

Protein powder is a convenient form of this difficult-to-get-enough-of nutrient. On my personal trips, I skip the milk and add only protein powder. Costco has the best prices on protein powder (if you are prepared to buy 5 pounds of it) at Amazon, Muscle Milk is about $1 more per pound for similar sizes (and you don’t have to leave your house!).

The two required ingredients are cereal and protein powder (or milk). The other ingredients are optional.

Portion sizes and ratios

If this meal is too much or too little, change the amounts. Personally, I use 1.5 ounces of protein powder and 3.5 ounces of cereal, because I want the extra protein and because I often need a slightly bigger breakfast.

Hot or cold?

Almost always I consume this meal cold. However, it can be eaten hot. Some cereals — notably grape nuts — will soften and absorb water when cooked. Some protein powders may congeal when heated, which may be unappetizing to some. I’m less bothered by it, and find that stirring well and using a minimal amount of water helps.


This meal is very simple to prepare, and is the same for soloists and groups. At home, premix the cereal (with optional fixings) and the protein powder (or powdered milk) in a sandwich-sized storage bag. Each bag is one breakfast for one person.

In the field, simply add water and eat. I’m not going to recommend a specific volume of water — presumably, you have a preference for this ratio already.

Have questions or an experience with this meal? Leave a comment.

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Bigos Recipe


  • 1/2 medium cabbage
  • 4 cups of sauerkraut
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1/2 lb bacon sliced
  • 1 lb pork diced (any parts that can be sautéed is good)
  • 1 lb Kielbasa sausage sliced (optionally substitute with a quality sausage from your butcher)
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Optional salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut your washed cabbage in thin slices and boil until tender in a pot.
  2. Boil the sauerkraut in another pot in about 2 cups of water. Strain and keep the sour water aside.
  3. Sauté your diced pork in a pan with some cooking oil (lard, coconut oil or butter are good), then set aside.
  4. Sauté the bacon and sausage with the onion and garlic.
  5. In a large pot, combine the cooked cabbage, sauerkraut, sour water, tomato paste, spices and your cooked meats, onion and garlic.
  6. Let simmer for about 1 hour.
  7. Enjoy with your family and friends!

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12 Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas for Busy Mornings

Because even when you're dashing out the door, breakfast is still the most important meal of the day.

Don't have a lot of time to whip up breakfast&mdashor simply don't want to spend forever making something delicious? No problem. Check out these quick and easy breakfast recipes:

1. Hash Brown Egg Nests with Avocado

2. Pancake Mini-Muffins

3. Low-Carb Egg Muffins

4. Apple Sandwiches with Almond Butter and Granola

5. Ham and Egg Breakfast Cups

6. Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Muffins

7. Easy Spinach Artichoke Quiche Cups

Cinnamon Roll Doughnuts

Easy Breakfast Roll-Ups

Apple Spice Muffins

Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Brunch Ring

Want more easy breakfast and brunch ideas? Check out our Breakfast and Brunch Ideas board on Pinterest!

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If you’re going to go through the trouble of cooking squirrel, you might as well use the whole animal. Fried squirrel heart is a tender delicious morsel, and if you get several squirrels, an appetizer of fried squirrel hearts on crackers with cheese is a real show stopper.

Likewise, the liver makes good eating, and you can substitute squirrel liver in place of chicken livers in pate recipes. Or simply make a few bites of squirrel liver and onions.

The real prize though, believe it or not, is squirrel lard. Squirrels need to pack away plenty of fat to get through a winter, and if you harvest them in the late fall they have a surprising amount of fat.

Rendered squirrel fat is very neutral, with no gamey taste. Perfect for cookies….

Hazelnut cookies with squirrel lard