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Dilute French Angora babies - a color comparison


White Rabbit Enchiladas

10 soft taco shells
2 cups cooked, shredded rabbit
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
3 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
1 (4 oz) can diced green chillies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Grease a 9x13 pan Mix chicken and 1 cup cheese.Roll up in tortillas and place in pan.
In a sauce pan, melt butter, stir in flour and cook 1 minute.Add broth and whisk until smooth.Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
Stir in sour cream and chilies.Do not bring to boil, you don't want curdled sour cream.
Pour over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese.
Bake 22 min and then under high broil for 3 min to brown the cheese.

Breakfast Lamb Casserole

½ cup sliced onion
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
¼ cup diced green pepper
1/8 cup sliced pimiento
1 pound ground lamb 
1 bay leaf, pulverized
1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
¼ teaspoon thyme
pinch ground marjoram
½ teaspoon black pepper
¾ teaspoon salt
1 pound fresh or frozen hash browns
4-6 eggs
½ cup grated Cheddar cheese

In a small frying pan, sauté diced onion in 1 tablespoon margerine or butter until soft. Remove with a slotted spoon and place in a large mixing bowl.

Melt remaining 1 tablespoon margarine or butter in frying pan and sauté diced green pepper. Remove green pepper with slotted spoon and set aside in small bowl. Add pimiento to sautéed green pepper.

Mix ground lamb, pulverized bay leaf, seasoned pepper, thyme, ground marjoram, black pepper and salt. Form lamb mixture into 8-10 2-inch diameter patties. In large frying pan, cook lamb patties over medium heat until brown and firm. Remove patties and set aside on paper towels. 

Drain frying pan of drippings; …

Ilse's Trips

Ilse's triplets, now 2.5 weeks old.  They are thriving! These are the ones from my Easter basket photo - they'd never fit in it now!

Look out world!


Rabbit in pasta with pesto

1# rabbit strips
2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 T olive oil
8 oz. pasta such as macaroni, cellentani
1 cup chicken broth
Arugula Pesto

Preheat oven to 400°. Sprinkle rabbit with salt, pepper, and paprika. Heat oil in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet , place rabbit in skillet; reduce heat to medium, and cook, turning occasionally, until rabbit is lightly browned and just cooked through. Transfer rabbit to a plate; discard drippings.
Prepare pasta according to package directions. Toss with chicken broth and 3 Tbsp. arugula pesto. Add pasta mixture to skillet and add rabbit. Bake covered at 400° for 25 to 30 minutes. Dollop with additional arugula pesto.

Arugala Pesto:  Process 2 cups firmly packed arugula, 1/2 cup firmly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 2 Tbsp. water, 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a food processor until smooth. Refrigerate up to 1 week.

April 5th babies


April 4th babies


Stuffed Grape Leaves

3 lbs. ground lamb
¼ cup Greek olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped fine
2 medium onions, chopped fine
1 28-oz can of plum tomatoes
1 pinch marjoram
1 pinch cumin
salt and pepper (to taste)
4 Tablespoons of butter
1 cup raw rice
2 cups chicken stock
2 Tablespoons pignoli nuts
2 Tablespoons raisins
1¼ teaspoons coriander seeds, crushed
2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
1 jar of grape leaves (available from major grocers)

Heat the olive oil in a casserole and add the garlic. When the garlic begins to sizzle, remove it and add all but 2 tablespoons of the chopped onions. Sauté them for 5-8 minutes. Add the tomatoes and their juice, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook slowly for at least an hour. Season with the cumin, marjoram, and salt and pepper to taste.
Sauté the remaining 2 tablespoons of chopped onions in a saucepan in 1 tablespoon of the butter. When the onion is soft and clear, add the rice and stir. Add the chicken sto…

Somerhill Colorado

Well, while we're standing around, waiting for someone to lamb, here is a photo of Colorado, my junior Satin Angora chestnut doe.  She is out of Ginger Hill by Silverado, so carries chinchilla.  I think she is quite nice, and has great sheen and density.

Shivaree's twins - ram & ewe


Monday AM drama

These are China's twins - big ram and little ewe (standing).  Somehow little sis had crawled through a hole and was under the barn floor.  Chuck had to tear up several boards in order to get her out.   Luckily, mama China took her back.   The hole is now filled!