A Very Busy Day

My friend Karen was only here for a few days, but we wanted to show her the most the we could in the time that we had. Larry did not work on Saturday, so after he made breakfast burritos for all of us, we hit the road and headed to the mountains. We headed south, towards Evergreen.

Our first stop was the Adams Natural Meats Home of theย Buffalo Seeing a huge herd of bison or buffalo is NOT something we all see everyday, and especially not for someone from Southern California, via England. Even if the herd is “domesticated” like these bison were, it is still not an everyday occurrence for most people. There were lots of bison/buffalo to see too.

Adams Natural Meats offers a wide selection of different cuts of buffalo meat as well as other types of game meat. If you’ve never eaten buffalo meat, it is very tasty and very lean, which makes it very healthy too. It is a bit gamey for those who are new to it, which can make it an acquired taste, but I love it. It is full of flavor. We bought some buffalo chorizo that I will make into something yummy very soon. Our lovely hostess, Karma gave us some delicious new recipes to try.

We are posing with Hank. Hank oversees all the operations at Adams Natural Meats and makes sure everything is done just right.

After paying a visit to the bison, we were on the road again. We we were still southbound. Our next stop was through the town of Evergreen. Evergreen is a southern suburb of Denver, but it is also a cute little mountain town that is far enough way from the city that it takes you away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. We walked around and stretched our legs a bit and took in the sights.

Evergreen gets its name from all the evergreen trees throughout the area. We were looking for the elk that normally hang out around the library. No elk this time though. Just some gorgeous scenery.

After a brief walk around in town, we headed back to the trails for some more beautiful scenery. Even though there was still plenty of snow all around, it was actually a beautiful, sunny and warm day. We couldn’t have asked for better weather.

A cool refreshing mountain swim.

Next stop, our favorite winery, InVINtions. to wet our whistle.

As we were enjoying our libations, Emily was busy making some wine in the background too. You can tell she is having fun while she works.

Our day was not finished though. Once we returned home, we were still celebrating and had Jonathan, Priscilla and Laura over for an Argentine dinner. I will stop here for now, and feature our Argentine dinner in a separate post. I want to tempt you a bit first. ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay tuned. Don’t touch that dial. There is plenty more coming your way.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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