Ok, by now you've read about my quail hunting experience but I still have yet to post about what was actually made with the bounty of little winged creatures. Knowing that I had a bounty of birds to consume, I did what anyone who knows 2 kickass creative chefs would do - called them and said "let's close out the year with a quail BBQ!" Unfortunately, I failed to take any pictures of the event but Ms. Jackie over at Kitchen Interviews managed to document the whole darn thing and did a great job of it (though she was off by 2 quail - we took down 32 on the hunt :) ), so please venture on over to check out the highlights of the barbeque that we had featuring "Blind Quail", traditional Nawlins gumbo, green bean & laughing bird shrimp salad, potato salad, a bacon wrapped short rib, and some killer grilled onion dip for chips.
It was a great night with great people that I'm proud to have met and developed friendships with over the past year. We slugged down many a beer, sipped some Woodford Reserve bourbon, and raised our champagne glasses in a toast to a tough year that was made a little less tough thanks to some great meals and company to eat them with.