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Sausage and Lentil Soup

A Warm and Easy Winter Meal:  Sausage and Lentil Soup There’s nothing like walking in from a cold winter’s day and being greeted by the savory scents of soup wafting from the kitchen.  Sausage and lentil and soup creates a hearty meal guaranteed to warm your soul. Soups are perfect for busy families, too.  They’re easy to prepare and can be served whenever it's most convenient for each individual person.  So no matter if the family is busy with holiday shopping or getting back from the slopes, a nice pot of soup is the perfect meal to serve your entire...

Christmas and Holiday Dinner Pre-Orders

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Cheesy Sausage Egg Casserole

Easy and Delicious Brunch:  Cheesy Sausage Egg Casserole One of my favorite parts of the holidays is enjoying a lazy morning with family and friends with an easy-to-prepare brunch for everyone to enjoy.   Whether you are hosting a meal in your home or looking for a dish you can bring to enjoy elsewhere, a cheesy sausage egg casserole is something everyone will love. This recipe is extremely simple to make, so it’s a perfect option for kids who want to be involved with meal preparation, too.  If your morning will be rushed, you can brown the meat ahead of time—just...

Non-Traditional Holiday Meal

Celebrate a Non-Traditional Year with a Non-Traditional Holiday Meal It seems very little in 2020 has been “normal.”  Sporting events are happening without attendees.  New movies are being released as downloadable rentals.  Children are attending school at least partially from home.  Work meetings happen online.  And blowing out birthday candles??  Not this year! So why should Thanksgiving be any different?  During a year when we’re all thinking “outside-the-box,” it’s the perfect time to expand our horizons beyond just turkey for a delicious holiday meal.  Here are a few novel ideas from our staff at The Butcher Shop: Braised Short Ribs...

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

I am Thankful for Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Let’s be honest.  One of the biggest benefits of living in Southern Oregon is access to fresh seafood from the coast.  TBS makes it easy to enjoy the freshest seafood around almost any day of the week.  One of my absolute favorites is bacon wrapped scallops….yumm! Scallops are more than 80% protein, low in sodium and saturated fats, and absolutely delectable.  Encircle them with bacon and add a side of oven-roasted asparagus, and you have a mouth-watering meal in minutes. The Butcher Shop receives fresh seafood shipments every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday so you...

Thanksgiving Pre-Orders Start Monday November 2nd

Before you know it, the beautiful red and orange leaves will have fallen and it will again be time to celebrate all we are thankful for.  Especially during a year that has presented all of our families with challenges, upheavals, and even loss, this Thanksgiving is more important than ever.  Whether you’re planning a traditional gathering with friends and family or a smaller dinner with just your closest kin, The Butcher Shop can bring the meal right to you. Create a menu all your guests will enjoy with locally sourced meat and farm-fresh produce.  Whether your Thanksgiving dinner features turkey,...

Sweet and Spicy Lasagna

Sweet and Spicy Lasagna – An Easy Recipe the Whole Family Can Make Do you have kids at home who ask you “What’s for dinner?”  Now’s a great time to involve the whole family in the preparation of an amazing meal that’s perfect for cool, autumn evenings.  This lasagna recipe is so simple, even young children can help with cooking and assembling. This delicious meal can be prepared in about 20 minutes, plus another 30 minutes or so to bake. How to make Sweet and Spicy Lasagna First, you’ll need to choose your favorite meat.  Visit the Butcher Shop in Eagle...

Homemade Chicken Fried Steak

Homemade Chicken Fried Steak Spend enough time looking up old cookbooks and you are bound to stumble upon the majesty that is "CFS." Homemade Chicken-Fried Steak is a way of preparing beef that resembles making fried chicken and it is so delicious we thought we'd offer our own take. Homemade Chicken Fried Steak Ingredients for Homemade Chicken Fried Steak Milk, whole, 1.5 cups Eggs, large, two Flour, AP, 2 cups Salt, seasoned, 2 tsp Pepper, black Paprika, 3/4 tsp Pepper, cayenne, 1/4 tsp Cube steak, 3 lbs salt, kosher Oil, canola or vegetable, 1/2 cup Butter, 1 tbsp Ingredients for...

How To Cook Duck Breast

How to Cook Duck Breast Duck is succulent and delicious when cooked in all the right ways. There are many different ethnic approaches to cooking duck, and each has its own mouthwatering and tantalizing methods. For example, Mandarin duck or Peking duck in Asian cuisine fries and roasts duck before slicing it and tossing it in a sauce or marinating it. Confit de Canard is a traditional French recipe that literally translates into "fat of duck" and means that the duck is fried in its own fat for the most flavor you can get. If you have never tried duck...

Slow Cook Roasts – Best Meats For Slow Cooker

Slow Cook Roasts A slow cooker is one of the best appliances for those who lead a busy lifestyle. You can pop in a good cut of meat and add a few vegetables and seasonings along with a little liquid first thing in the morning. By the time you get home at the end of the day, you'll have a finished dish ready to put on the table. Southern Oregon is home to many farmers who grow local produce to go along with your roast, including corn, squash, peas, and pumpkin. Before you grab your slow cooker and head to...