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Sarah Palin and Slow Cooker Moose Stew Recipes

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin

Main ingredient of Moose Stew

Main ingredient of Moose Stew

This is an elk(Cervus Canadensis)

This is an elk(Cervus Canadensis)

Sarah Palin, Moose, and Me

© Roberta Kyle 2008, all rights reserved

Now that Sarah Palin has gone home to Alaska, she’s back in the kitchen, whipping up mooseburgers for the gang and giving interviews to the press. I watched Palin’s perky press conference on TV the other day and I got kind of curious as I saw her ladling out steaming bowls of moose stew to journalists while asserting that “yes”, she did know that Africa was a continent and “no”, she wasn’t a compulsive shopper. Sarah Palin is still doing her beauty-queen, hockey-mom thing and I have to say she’s good at it. I noticed the kitchen too—cathedral ceilings, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and the obligatory center island. It looked big enough to comfortably house a family of four.

My kitchen is about the size of Palin's center island, but I do own a slow cooker and I do like to try new things, so after Sarah’s press conference I logged on and started looking around the web for moose recipes and general moose info. I’ve had venison, rabbit, quail, horse, whale and even smoked puffin, but I have never eaten moose meat. So on a lark, I thought it would be fun to drag out my crock pot and cook up a mess of moose stew for my friends and neighbors.

I found out a lot about moose on the internet and even found some moose recipes, but I also found that you cannot buy moose meat either in person or online. It’s illegal. You can hunt moose, and eat what you kill or give it to friends, but you can’t sell it commercially. I guess Sarah and Todd Palin bagged their freezerful of Alaskan moose themselves. I guess that’s also why you never see moose meat on a restaurant menu—at least not in the lower 48. Too bad, since like elk and buffalo, moose meat is evidently low in fat and high in protein and very tasty. Thoreau described it as being “like tender beef, with perhaps more flavor” But in a stew or on the hoof, the moose is a mighty interesting animal.

Moose Lore

The moose is the largest member of the deer family, weighing in at over 1000 meaty, muscled lbs. Its scientific name is alces alces and it inhabits woods and forests throughout the northern hemisphere, eating up to 20 kg of leaves and twigs a day. Actually, the North American moose and the European elk are the same animal. The name difference was caused by early European explorers in North America. They encounterd cervus Canadensis, the second largest member of the deer family, in the New World and mistook it for an American version of the European elk—which it wasn’t, but they started calling it an elk anyway. In order to avoid confusion, they called the real elk, when they came across it, by its Native American name which became anglicized to “moose”. Moose, it seems, comes from an Algonquin word which translates roughly as “eater of twigs.” It’s all very confusing, but the bottom line is that in North America a moose is what is called an elk in Europe and a North American elk in is an entirely different member of the deer family.

Just what the difference is between a North American moose (alces alces) and a North American elk (cervus Canadensis) is, I do not know. But I do know that you absolutely cannot buy moose meat on the internet. However you can order up some elk if you want to and have it delivered right to your door.


Native Americans and Moose

The native peoples of America lived in intimate contact with the moose for millennia, hunting it, eating it, and definitely respecting it. I came across several traditional Native American stories which illustrate the relationship. They show that native peoples saw the animals they ate in a way that is miles removed from the corporate feedlots of today’s agri-business. Here’s one of my favorites.

An American Indian Legend

One night, a family of moose was sitting in their lodge. As they sat around the fire, a very strange thing happened. A pipe came floating through their door! Sweet-smelling smoke came from the long pipe and it made a circle around their lodge, passing close to the Moose People.

The old bull moose saw the pipe, but said nothing, so it passed by him. The cow moose said nothing, so the pipe passed by her, too. The pipe passed each of the Moose People until it reached the youngest bull moose who was near the door, of the lodge.

"You've come to me," he said to the pipe. Then, he reached out, took the pipe, and started to smoke it.

"Oh, my son," said the old bull moose, "now you have killed us! This is a pipe from the Human People. They're smoking this pipe now and asking for success in tomorrow's hunt. They will find us now. Because you smoked their pipe, they will find us."

"I'm not afraid," said the young bull moose. "I can run faster than any of those Human People. They can't catch me."

The old bull moose said nothing else.

When it was morning, the Moose People left their lodge. They went across the land looking for food. But, as soon as they got to the edge of the forest, they smelled the hunters. It was the time of year when there is a thin crust on the snow, and it made it hard for the Moose People to move quickly.

"These Human People will catch us!" said the cow moose. Their feet have feathers, like the grouse. They can walk on top of the snow."

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Then, the Moose People started to run as the Human People followed them. The young bull moose who had smoked from the pipe ran away from the others. He was still sure that he could outrun the hunters. But, the hunters had on snowshoes, and the young moose's feet sank into the snow. The Human People followed him until he was tired, and then they shot and killed him.

After they killed him, they thanked him for smoking their pipe and for giving himself to them so that they could survive. They treated his body with care, and they soothed his spirit.

That night, the young bull moose woke up in his lodge surrounded by his Moose People. Next to his bed was a present that the Human People had given to him. He showed it to the others.

"See," he said. "It wasn't such a bad thing for me to accept the long pipe that the Human People sent us. Those hunters treated me respectfully. So, it is right for us to let the Human People catch us."

And, so it is to this day. Hunters who show respect to the moose, and other animals, are always the ones who have successful hunt.

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Cooking Your Moose

There are actually a number of moose recipes floating around the internet. Here’s one for a generic moose stew—definitely adaptable to a slow cooker, I should think, from a website that specializes in wild game recipes I imagine that elk or venison can be substituted if moose is unavailable.

Moose Stew

2 1/2 lbs Moose meat, cut into 1-inch cubes

2 tbs Shortening

1/4 tsp Cracked black pepper

1/2 tsp Paprika

1 Bay leaf

1 tsp Salt

2 cans beef broth (10-1/2 ounces each)

1 cup Dry red wine

1 lg Onion; diced

3 Carrots; peeled and sliced

18 small Whole white onions

12 small New potatoes; peeled

2 tsb Butter

2 tsb Flour

Sauté meat cubes in shortening until brown on all sides. Add pepper, paprika, bay leaf, salt, beef broth, red wine, onion, and carrots. Cover and simmer until meat is tender, about 2 hours. Add whole onions and potatoes; cover and simmer for an additional 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are barely tender. Mix butter and flour into a paste. Drop into simmering stew. Cook, stirring, until stew bubbles and thickens. Serve with rice or polenta.

Jellied Moose Nose

It seems the moose has a big nose which can be served up as an epicurean delight. Here’s a recipe from justgame recipes.come

1 Upper jawbone of a moose

1 Onion; sliced

1 Garlic clove

1 tbsp Mixed pickling spice

1 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Pepper

1/4 cup Vinegar

Cut the upper jawbone of the moose just below the eyes.Place in a large kettle of scalding water and boil for 45 minutes.Remove and chill in cold water.Pull out all the hairs - these will have been loosened by the boiling and should come out easily ( like plucking a duck).Wash thoroughly until no hairs remain.Place the nose in a kettle and cover with fresh water.Add onion, garlic, spices and vinegarBring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the meat is tender. Let cool overnight in the liquid.When cool, take the meat out of the broth, and remove and discard the bones and the cartilage. You will have two kinds of meat, white meat from the bulb of the nose, and thin strips of dark meat from along the bones and jowls.Slice the meat thinly and alternate layers of white and dark meat in a loaf pan.

Reheat the broth to boiling, then pour the broth over the meat in the loaf pan.Let cool until jelly has set. Slice and serve cold.


So there you are, folks-- more than you ever wanted to know about moose. Happy cooking and Bon Appetit. Personally, After learning more about the moose and writing this hub, I've decided to leave the moose cuisine to Sarah and stick with a hearty beef stew for me and my friends.

Moose Cuisine Demo


Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on November 16, 2013:

Hi EatCookReview. Do try it if you can. The hardest part is getting hold of the moose meat in the first place... bestbet is to take a trip to New England, Canada or Alaska and go to a restaurant supplied by local hunters. It's always nice to meet an adventurous eater. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Chantele and Julie from Wales on November 14, 2013:

I really fancy trying moose actually! I have eaten most meats but never had the change to try moose

Jonathan on October 26, 2011:

It does seem quite disgusting!

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on September 28, 2011:

Hi molometer-- I'm thinking Moose stew would be a good winter dish-- thanks for stopping by and commenting

Micheal from United Kingdom on September 28, 2011:

I like your writing style but I think I'll pass on the Moose nose. The steaks look good.

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on October 01, 2010:

Hello Granny's House and Lecon and welcome to my hub-- I am pleased you stopped by-- I've never eaten moose, but I do like venison and feast on it during hunting season( albeit in restaurants) Lecon-- so glad you liked the story of the moose people. I liked it too. I know little about the native peoples of Alaska, but find their culture fascinating. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

Lecon on October 01, 2010:

Loved the story of moose people. I am an Athabaskan from Alaska.

Granny's House from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on December 02, 2009:

Grey hub. We also only kill what we will eat. Deer is also good for you. Very lean

amanda on November 01, 2009:

well i tried your stew recipe (tweaked a bit) and it turned out quite tasty...thanks. as for sarah, after reading all of the above comments i should probably not answer that question. people around here are pretty involved in protecting certain rights that she was supportive of. she sure turned into a spectacle though. kind of embarassing. i wonder if people on the other side of the country think that those that supported her are a bunch of hicks. i always thought she was a good governor (until she quit) but did think it was ridiculous for her to be involved in anything more. but then maybe i think i should stick to cooking and stay out of politics. we usually get one moose and it lasts my family a whole year. part of it is made into sausage and burger (moose tacos are incredible) and the rest we use as roasts or steaks. for my family and alot of others it is the majority of the meat we eat and saves quite a buck--grocery store prices around here are pretty high. i guess we don't really hunt for fun, although it is fun to fly out into the middle of nowhere and camp out. the way i was raised was that you don't kill something unless you are going to eat it, all of it. i can't say i have ever heard of jellied moose nose but we use the entire animal. does this all sound barbaric to you guys? it's so normal here.

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on November 01, 2009:

Hi Amanda and thanks for the moose info. I would love to try moose stew. What time is dinner at your house? What a kind invitation. I will pass on the jellied moose nose though:-)

and Ralph-- that's a leading question if I ever heard one lolz

Ralph Deeds from Birmingham, Michigan on November 01, 2009:

amanda, are you a fan of Sarah Palin as well as moose stew?

amanda in ak on November 01, 2009:

i just ran across this site while looking for moose stew recipes.  my mom makes a great slow cooked moose roast but i thought i would give it a try.  it sounds strange to read all the opinions here because i grew up on moose meat and salmon.  i'm not a native alaskan but i'm native to alaska and hunting and fishing has always been a part of life here, and a good healthy life.  moose is not only delicious but is lean with no marble fat and no crazy hormones.  just thought i would add my two cents.  i've got a freezer full of it if you want to try it...

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on October 27, 2009:

Exactly :-) I'm not going to retell it either

Ralph Deeds from Birmingham, Michigan on October 27, 2009:

That reminds me of the punch line of another joke for which I can't recall the lead in. Well, just as well. This is a family friendly site.

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on October 27, 2009:

Ahh lucky Pierre:-)

Ralph Deeds from Birmingham, Michigan on October 26, 2009:

Robie, great Hub!

Here's a moose story I bet you haven't heard. Not long before I retired I had the worst boss ever who was referred to irreverently by many of his staffers as "Big Al the Working Man's Pal," which arose from his legendary cave-ins to the UAW in union contract negotiations. Anyway, "Big Al" was a big game hunter who loved to brag about the rhinos, elephants, antelope and other animals he slaughtered on several African safaris. However, the setting for this story is Montreal, Quebec where Big Al had gone hoping to kill a trophy moose. Before departing for the wilds of Quebec he quizzed the hunting outfitter about Pierre, the French Canadian guide who had been recommended to him. Here's how the conversation went.

"Big Al," skeptically, "Tell me what's so great about Pierre."

Outfitter, "Ah, Pierre is ze best guide in all of Canada."

"Big Al," still skeptical, "What's so wonderful about Pierre?"

Outfitter, "Pierre will find you ze biggest bull moose in Quebec."

"Big Al,' "Oh yeah. Tell me how he'll do that."

Outfitter, "Pierre will take you out to ze swamp where ze biggest moose live. He will paddle you deep into ze swamp and zen stop ze canoe. Pierre will make the mating call of ze female moose--aooga!, aooga!, aooga!. Ze bull moose will hear ze mating call and come slowly toward ze canoe. But you must not shoot too soon. You must wait until ze moose get very close to ze canoe. Then you shoot ze moose. But you must not miss ze moose! Very important! You must not miss ze moose!"

"Big Al," "Oh yeah, what will happen if I miss?"

Outfitter, "The moose will fock Pierre!"

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on October 05, 2009:

Wow Mardi-- I am impressed-- you are the only person I have ever heard say they actually ate moose meat :-) I would love to try it, just to say I have had it, but since New Jersey isn't exactly Moose country, I guess I won't be having any soon. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read and comment.

Mardi Winder-Adams from Western Canada and Texas on October 05, 2009:

As someone who has had moose meat long ago I will pass. It is very gamey tasting, not at all like buffalo or even venison. My Dad was a hunter but a responsible one, however it is not something I personally endorse. Great hub though!!!

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on September 24, 2009:

LOL doesn't it sound yummy?? Come on over:-)

Robee Kann on September 24, 2009:

Jellied Moose nose - wow - I want to come to your place for dinner - cool. Thanks for a trip to the far side. Sincerely Robee Kann

Steve on December 15, 2008:

Hmm- wonder if these are good with Reindeer...

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on November 30, 2008:

Glad you liked it. Thanks for reading and commenting.

guidebaba from India on November 29, 2008:

All I can say is - awesome !

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on November 27, 2008:

Hi Debby-- yes the turkey video was a big oooops for Palin, I must say. Personally, I am happy she is back in Alaska and won't be in Washington a hearbeat away from the Presidency. I'm hoping she'll just go away and write a book or something or become a TV talking head--but I fear she has delusions of political adequacy<sigh> Thanks for your comment.

Debby Bruck on November 26, 2008:

Find the juxtaposition of Palin and slaughering of turkeys quite odd. Talking about the safety of her children, preparing to cook up her own turkey, I believe her turkey has been cooked. This all speaks for itself. Thanks for showing the film, I missed the news, except for those expensive advertisements about how the people thanked her for being so cute.

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on November 26, 2008:

Kerryg--glad you liked this and I'm flattered you became a fan-- I just returned the favor so now we are mutual fans:-) Me too, I like bison--leaner and tastier than beef, not to mention easier to come by than moose LOL

Solarshingles-- I agree--I'll stick with moose stew and stay away from the nose. But in order to taste moose one either has to get invited to Sarah's house for dinner or go out and shoot one hymmmmm guess i'll go for the dinner invitation:-) Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Always good to see you.

solarshingles from london on November 26, 2008:

Dear Roberta,the moose recipes sound very interesting, and perhaps even tasty if they were legal. Not surprising that Palin and her family indulge in such a specialty. However, though I would try Moose Stew, I cannot imagine the taste of Jellied Moose Nose!  I think I'll stick to my fasting for now! Regards, Ervin

kerryg from USA on November 26, 2008:

This was both entertaining and informative, the best kind of hub. Thanks. I've never had moose, but I am crazy about bison: it's one reason I will never, ever be a vegetarian!

Also, I thought for some reason that I'd joined your fan club months ago, but it appears I was wrong. The situation is now remedied. :)

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on November 26, 2008:

Thanks Amy-- good to see you and I've been reading your good work at Good stuff and very timely too.

Thanks for dropping by and commenting.....always good to see you. I hope to be hubbing more in a few weeks.

amy jane from Connecticut on November 26, 2008:

Your hubs are always so fun and entertaining - even when you are discussing two things that disgust me( Palin and hunting)! I loved the Native American story - I wish hunters today were as thankful an respectful to the animals they kill.

Great to "read" you again!

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on November 26, 2008:

Hi Steph--yeah the jellied moose nose sounds a bit dreadful, doesn't it LOL But i guess if you are into field dressing the moose you've just shot, cutting the jawbone to get at the now is easy.

Sarah Palin just keeps on going like the Energizer bunny--she's quite the phenomenon....musst say that turkey video was something...thanks for reminding me. I think I'll put it on this hub .

Thanks for stopping by.

Sir Dent-- so Sarah Palin is on Hubpages LOL--who knew???? Can't wait to read her first hub.

terenceyap07-- I've been really busy for the last couple of months and not able to hub--thanks for noticing --hope to be back on Hubpages more soon. Good to see you too and hope you are well. Thanks for reading and commenting.

terenceyap07 from Singapore on November 25, 2008:

It's been ages since I'd last heard from you Robie2. How have you been? I hope all is well with you, my friend!


P/S I found this hub very educational. Thanks!

SirDent on November 25, 2008:

Interesting hub. I am not sure if I would try this or not, but I know someone who just might like it.

Stephanie Marshall from Bend, Oregon on November 25, 2008:

OMG - I have to admit - although I am not vegetarian, I could not honestly read the ingredients of moose stew! Did you see the video of Palin outside the turkey slaughter? I am even second guessing my decision to indulge in the "white meat" this year. Personally, I think its pretty funny that Palin is still a punchline several weeks after the election! LOL!

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on November 23, 2008:

Hi Trish-- I remember watching my grandmother pluck a chicken just once from soup to nuts--it was quite a job.....singing the pinfeathers and all that and dunking the thing in boiling water smelled awful. A farmer gave us a freshly killed chicken and she was theonly one who knew how to pluck it. YUK! Thanks for the return visit:-)

trish1048 on November 23, 2008:

Hi Robie,

The plucking of hairs reminds me of my mom and grandma pulling out the feathers of a chicken that didn't disintegrate from boiling.  YUK!  I came across a very old cookbook from the 30s, and all I can say is I'm glad I didn't live then.  The types of meats? and things they made, plus the detailed descriptions of how to go about preparing the kill just about turned my tummy.  I think that cookbook went by the wayside LOL.

As far as having to make a choice, mine would be to starve :)

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on November 22, 2008:

Hi Trish-- yup hair plucking does seem like a rather unsavory cooking technique, doesn't it LOL. I've never been much on pig's feet either--actually I think I'd rather have moose nose than pig's feet if I had to choose:-)

Thanks Rik-- No moose shooting for me, I'm afraid....and Alaska is further away from me here in New Jersey than London so I don't think I'll be nipping on up there LOL. I remember having reindeer pate once, but never the stew. I promise not to tell Dancer and Prancer about your experience:_) Thanks for commenting.

Rik Ravado from England on November 22, 2008:

Great Hub Robie - Like you I'm facinated by Sarah and her folksy ways - Shame you couldn't get a real moose meat for a Palin Party.  Why not nip up to Alaska and bag your own?   I've eaten reindeer stew in Norway - not sure i'd feel comfortable eating it at Christmas, though.

trish1048 on November 22, 2008:

Hi Robie!  Nice to have you back.  This hub was quite enlightening.  I'm sad to say, it has not convinced me that I'd like to ever try moose.  Jellied moose nose?  blechhh!  It reminds me of a dish my grandmother used to make.  I have no idea how she made it or what it was made of, all I know is it was some kind of jelly thing, my guess is jellied pigs feet?  Anyway, plucking hairs?  Having to see where the poor thing's eyes are?  No, thanks!

Great hub, and thanks for sharing.

PS:  I have a few more books put aside for you :)

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on November 21, 2008:

Wow ST, that was quite a pity comment! Thanks for sharing your obervations on you friend the hunter-- and yes, I too would definitely try moose if it were put in front of me, but that isn't likely to happen-- at least not until I get one of the coveted invites to the Alaska governor's mansion LOL. I thik moose steaks would be my preference rather than mooseburgers or stew--especially if Sarah is paying!

Christoph-- I'm definitely a buffalo girl. I buy it at my local farm market--lean, tasty and no hormones or anti-biotics --yum! My grandfather had a friend who used to hunt quail and give them to us-- I remember as a kid eating these teensie little birds that sometimes contained a buckshot surprise. I liked them well enough, but never saw what all the fuss was about-- hubiness?????? I think that was a compliment:-). I dub thee Sir Christoph and make you Lord of the Hubsters in recognition of you superior hubitude and gustatory expertise:-)

Christoph Reilly from St. Louis on November 21, 2008:

Hi, Robie. I would love to eat moose stew. It sounds delicious. Like many those before me, I'll pass on the nose thing. I eat buffalo fairly often (my friend has a Buffalo Ranch) and sometimes some venisen, but never Moose. Definitely on my list. Great, fun hubbiness!

Sherri from Southeastern Pennsylvania on November 21, 2008:

I feel I need to say more about my friend, because his respect was not just for the people, it was, in fact, first for the animal.  He is not a novice hunter.  Hunting has always been a part of his life.  The engagement of hunter with hunted, in the death of the hunted, is something that only he can speak to, I can't, but the story you related comes close to what I'm trying to say, as I heard it from him.

Done now.

Sherri from Southeastern Pennsylvania on November 21, 2008:

Robie, your Hub stirs up all kinds of feelings in me. From the Palin down-home show to hunting to, yes of course, preparing and eating food. So let's see if I can put this in a nutshell.

I saw the clip you're talking about, plus one where she as gov awarded a Thanksgiving turkey its freedom from slaughtering, and at the same time had herself interviewed about her future goals in front of the place where the slaughtering of the other turkeys is going on. Apparently, a turkey gets stuck head down into a funnel and a butcher takes the head off at the bottom opening...well, let's just say it was bizarre.

I have a dear friend who is a hunter. One night he held me spellbound with his pictures and narrative of his hunt in South Africa on a controlled game reserve. I have chills thinking about it now. You know how others' vacation albums are ho-hum, ok, whatever? Not this. As he showed me the pictures of his trip, he told me of his state of mind about every animal he killed. The word respect says it all. I was very moved by the American Indian story you related. Although my friend did not take these animals because he had to eat, he took them with respect. This hunting expedition put money into the hands of the people of the land who have the goal of making life better for the country, instead of into the hands of poachers.

Last, I want to try moose, although not at the cost of shooting wolves from airplanes and choppers (long story here about the battle up there in Alaska, but I think you and all can read between the lines). I think I'll work on getting Sarah to like me and invite me over for dinner. Maybe she wants to be featured on HP? I think I could interview her for a spot here. If she will feed me moose stew or steak.

Wonderful Hub. I am so glad you are back!

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on November 21, 2008:

Hi Amanda--well, I'm a convinced carnivore but not a big red meat eater. But just watching Sarah Palin in full beauty pageant mode, ladling out moose stew to the press got me thinking about a Sarah Palin moose stew party for all my lefty and liberal friends who are thrilled she is not going to the White House......I really didn't do that much research-- just an hour or so on the net reading up on moose.

I rather like the American Indian take on meat and hunting etc. They were grateful to the animals they hunted for feeding them-- how refreshing and how different from the mass production techniques we use here in the USA where it's all about the bottom line.

I suppose it is a moot point if you are veggie oriented but thanks for reading and commenting anyway:-)

Amanda Severn from UK on November 21, 2008:

Hi Robie

There's no moose meat readily available in the UK which is probably not a surprise, although our local butcher does a good trade in Ostrich. As a vegetarian I wouldn't be likely to try moose in any case, but it's good to know that if Miss Palin must hunt these poor creatures, she does at least have the good grace to eat them afterwards!

Fun hub, and you've put a lot of work in here. Well done!

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on November 21, 2008:

Me too,Pam--the whole notion of jellied moose jaw is a bit off-putting eh? Thanks for reading and commenting:-)

Pam Roberson from Virginia on November 21, 2008:

What an awesome hub Robie! You really put a ton of work into this, and it's a great read.

Gosh, I just don't think I could prepare any food that involves cutting through a jaw bone! I like my jaw bones pre-cut. ;)

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on November 21, 2008:

Hi Pam--just noticed your new avatar--very nice:-) I haven't been able to be online much lately and I've missed hubpages too. This was kind of a re-entry hub just to keep my hand in--but I'll have more time in a few weeks and I'll be baaaack:-)

Glad to hear I'm not missing much in terms of moose-- it just sounds so exotic. I don't buy beef all that much but have bought ground buffalo because it's not that expensive and tastes leaner and better than beef and the don't put it in feedlots and fill it with anti-biotics and hormones. Looking forward to you hub on the subject:-)

pgrundy on November 21, 2008:

Hi robie! I had a neighbor a few years back who went hunting in Wyoming every summer and he always brought me antelope meat whe he got home. It was very lean and slightly sweet--not bad, but nothing I'd go out of my way to have. No one would eat it except me, but I thought it was fine. When I was a kid some friend of my dad's gave us a bunch of ground moose, and it was indistinguishable from hamburger. I have a taped rant on "why do we grow cattle when buffalo are better and are native to this land" and it goes along with a twin rant on hemp...hey, I feel a hub coming on!

Thanks for the recipes robie! I'll probably pass on the moose nose though. It's good to see you again. It's good to see Palin back in Alaska too! lol! Thanks!

Roberta Kyle (author) from Central New Jersey on November 21, 2008:

Hi VioletSun. Yikes is right, especially when you consider that to get moose you have to shoot it yourself or know someone who is willing to.

Jamagenee--what no moose surprise???? LOL Thanks for reading

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on November 21, 2008:

Came across this looking for something that isn't turkey or ham for next month's church supper. Jellied Moose Nose and cutting just below the poor thing's eyes wasn't the "Moose Surprise" I had in mind. Ditto to VioletSun's "Yikes!"!! Otherwise, a great hub as usual. :}

VioletSun from Oregon/ Name: Marie on November 20, 2008:

Good to see you Robie! Jellied Moose Nose? Yikes! I guess, I am also sticking to beef stew. LOL!

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