Monthly Archives: August 2010

29 Aug

>Elk Stuffed Peppers and Smoked Alaskan Salmon

Steven K. Ledin,

My last batch of elk stuffed peppers will haunt your dreams like your favorite other fantasies, if you were lucky enough to have tasted them. Ground elk with perfectly cooked rice and our garden cherry 100 tomatoes folded into into it, stuffed into red, green, and yellow peppers from our garden. Cooked in a casserole dish half filled with a mixture of tomato soup and my own sauce made from our plum tomatoes and oregano. Cooked for about 1.5 hours at about 350 degrees, then covered to rest. I fit 13 huge ones into two batches, so I was able

29 Aug

>My Little Brother Joseph William Ledin, Age 44

Steven K. Ledin,

We lost my little brother Joe last Saturday. He had health and other issues most of his life, but it was still shocking and unexpected. His son Andrew just left for Afghanistan, months after enlisting in the army. The Red Cross got him back quickly. Joe left behind Andrew and daughter Ashley, and a grandson, as well as lots of friends and loved relatives. He will be missed. Another life cut short. I’m out of brothers now, having lost other little brother, Chris, a few years ago. They’re both with Mom now. Dad shouldn’t have had to go through this …

27 Aug

>My Shirley and Val, Gen 4 Fishing with ATN NVM14-4 Night Vision, and Frog Gigging with Bushnell 165 Lumen Anthracite LED Flashlight

Steven K. Ledin,

My Shirley went on her annual visit to Colorado to play with our friend Valerie, so I and Rad played bachelor for a few days. Val was/is a former love of mine and is My Shirley’s best friend. When My Shirley and I eloped, Val was the only one with us. She was bride’s maid, maid of honor, best man, flower girl, photographer, chauffeur, and everything else we needed.

Val and her husband John now live in Westcliffe, Colorado with big game in their backyard, their dogs, and rattlesnakes. No neighbors, cell phone service, or stores. Church service is held

16 Aug

>Skin Damages, Chuck the Vet’s Nikon Monarch Binocular, Tom’s Halibut, Picking Carrots for my Queen

Steven K. Ledin,

At our company picnic a couple weeks ago a kid fell and opened the bridge of his nose down to the cartilage. I had my truck with my emergency gear in it and was able to clean him up and bandage him before his parents took him to the hospital.
He needed 5 stitches from a plastic surgeon. This stuff happens at the least expected times, so it pays to be prepared. I recommend every vehicle have some type of emergency medical kit, and, of course, flashlights, a blanket, etcetera. I lost some skin at that party, too. Racing a …
06 Aug

>Elk Bourguignon, Princeton Tec Tactical Quad Headlamp, Picnic, OP .50, Hunts, Holster Class, and Gardening

Steven K. Ledin,

A lot of cuts from my elk last year were a bit tough, so I made some elk bourguignon a couple days ago. It was a complicated recipe, and turned out rich and complex. A whole lot was going on with every bite. With some home baked bread and cold cottage cheese salad with fresh sweet 100 cherry tomatoes and chives from our garden the meal was quite special looking, as well as tasting. If you like heady red wine, you would enjoy this recipe over egg noodles. The cabernet sauvignon I used with other ingredients for marinade helped break